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Game report: Oklahoma 55, K-State 0

It was a rough day for Joe Hubener and the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday at home against Oklahoma.
It was a rough day for Joe Hubener and the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday at home against Oklahoma. TNS

FIRST QUARTER

Key play: Baker Mayfield found Sterling Shepard for a 22-yard touchdown pass, putting Oklahoma ahead 7-0.

Key stat: Mayfield completed 8 of 10 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

SECOND QUARTER

Key play: K-State’s Joe Hubener threw his second interception.

Key stat: Mayfield completed 10 of 11 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns.

THIRD QUARTER

Key play: Zack Sanchez returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown to put Oklahoma ahead 42-0.

Key stat: Mayfield completed 2 of 6 passes for 47 yards for the Sooners.

FOURTH QUARTER

Key play: The Sooners’ Joe Mixon scored on a 1-yard run, making the score 55-0.

Key stat: Mayfield didn’t attempt a pass. Backup quarterback Trevor Knight replaced him.

The grades

Offense

F

Joe Hubener couldn’t have played any worse, and Kody Cook threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. K-State was never in a position to do anything successful on offense. It was a meltdown.

Defense

D

Will Geary supplied solid pressure and Duke Shelley had positive moments at corner. Otherwise, there were no positives here.

Special teams

F

Jack Cantele missed a field-goal attempt, and K-State never got anything going with its return game.

Coaching

F

Oklahoma entered Saturday with the nation’s 95th-ranked run defense, allowing 190 rushing yards per game. But the Wildcats opened the day with six straight passes and never gave its running attack a chance. K-State’s offense is at its best with Hubener, Justin Silmon and Charles Jones running the ball.

Takeaways

Player of the game: Mayfield played a nearly flawless game, throwing for 235 yards and five touchdowns —- in the first half. He put the game out of reach early.

Reason to hope: K-State’s next game is against Texas. As long as the Wildcats recover mentally from this, they will have a chance to win in Austin.

Reason to mope: Oklahoma hadn’t looked great in any of its games before Saturday, but it dominated K-State in every way.

Looking ahead: K-State needs a victory to stay above .500 and move toward bowl eligibility. A victory against Texas could be essential.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett

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