Few visiting teams have found success at Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium since Bob Stoops began coaching the Sooners, but Kansas State is one of them.
The Wildcats defeated Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday inside the place Stoops had won 89 of 94 games before the day started. K-State has now won in back-to-back trips to Norman.
No. 14 K-State beat No. 11 Oklahoma behind a strong day from several players.
Jake Waters completed 15 of 23 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, adding 51 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He found Tyler Lockett six times for 86 yards and a touchdown, and also completed a gutsy pass on third down to Curry Sexton to clinch the game late.
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Oklahoma, behind receiver Sterling Shepard, who had 198 yards and a touchdown on 15 catches, kept the Sooners in it the whole way and they had an opportunity to take a lead in the final five minutes. But two missed field goals from Michael Hunnicutt, including a shanked 19-yard attempt in the fourth quarter, doomed the Sooners’ comeback hopes.
With the victory, K-State, 5-1, 3-0 Big 12, cemented itself as a contender in the Big 12 championship race. Oklahoma, 5-2, 2-2, will try to rebound against Iowa State.