Kansas Falls to Oklahoma State, 42-32
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Oklahoma State scored 42 points in the second half to defeat the University of Kansas, 42-32, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in front of a crowd of 41,203.
Kansas redshirt-freshman quarterback Kerry Meier threw two first-half touchdown passes — the first one going to Marcus Herford on a 33-yard strike and the second to junior tight end Derek Fine on a four-yard hookup — as the Jayhawks took a 14-0 lead into the break.
The Jayhawks added to their halftime lead on their opening drive of the second half when Scott Webb converted on a 44-yard field goal following Cowboys quarterback Bobby Reid’s fumble, making the score 17-0. The fumble recovery by freshman Justin Thornton was the first of his Jayhawk career.
The Cowboys then scored 28 unanswered points behind three touchdown connections from Reid to wide receiver Adarius Bowman, along with a scoring run by Reid to grab a 28-17 lead. Bowman finished the game with a Big 12-record 300 receiving yards.
The Jayhawks cut into the Cowboy lead after an 11-yard touchdown scamper by junior Brandon McAnderson midway through the fourth quarter. After converting a two-point conversion attempt from Meier to Fine, the Jayhawks drew to within three points at 28-25 before Oklahoma State added two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
KU also added a late touchdown from Meier to sophomore Dexton Fields with 1:22 remaining in the game, giving the sophomore receiver his fourth touchdown grab of the year.
The Jayhawks travel to Waco, Texas next Saturday to take on the Baylor Bears at 2:05 p.m.