Kansas Falls to No. 12 Oklahoma State 48-14 on Senior Day

Nov. 20, 2010

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 12 Oklahoma State had too much second-half firepower as the Cowboys defeat Kansas 48-14 on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in front of 39,261 on KU’s senior day.

With the loss, Kansas fell to 3-8 overall and 1-6 in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State improved to 10-1 on the season and 6-1 in league action. Prior to kickoff, Kansas recognized its 21 seniors who played their final home contest at Memorial Stadium.

OSU’s high-powered offense outscore Kansas 28-0 in the second half. The Cowboys amassed 597 yards total offense for the game to KU’s 288. For the second half, OSU outgained Kansas 298-64.

The first half saw three lead changes with Kansas going up 7-0 and later 14-10. KU quarterback Quinn Mecham was 13-for-16 through the air for 138 yards and one touchdown through two quarters.

Kansas scored for the first time on an opening drive this season when the Jayhawks went 80 yards in seven plays culminated by a Mecham pass to tight end Tim Biere for a 12-yard touchdown to go up 7-0.

Later in the quarter, KU freshman running back James Sims put Kansas up 14-10 on a 24-yard scamper which capped a seven-play, 77-yard drive. On the play prior to Sims’ score, Mecham scrambled for a 16-yard gain.

Following an OSU goal line stand on its own one-yard line, the Cowboys drove 96 yards before its drive stalled and Dan Bailey’s 21-yard field goal made the score 20-14 in favor of the visitors at halftime.

Midway through the third quarter, OSU mounted a 73-yard drive on six plays to go up 27-14 and later blocked a KU punt and returned it for a touchdown to pull away from the Jayhawks.

Kansas will conclude the 2010 season when it plays Border Showdown foe Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 27. Kickoff is slated for 11:30 a.m. and the contest will be televised on Fox Sports Net.