Kansas State football vs. Oklahoma live updates: K-State falls to Sooners, 37-31

Arne Green
Topeka Capital-Journal

MANHATTAN — Oklahoma scored on its first two possessions of the second half and led by double digits until the final minute on the way to end a two-game losing streak to Kansas State, 37-31, on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium

K-State got a 93-yard kickoff return from Malik Knowles to cut it to six with 1:20 left.

Oklahoma up 27-17 after three quarters

Kansas State scored late in the third quarter to pull within 10 points, then got a Julius Brents interception at its own 7-yard line to stop an Oklahoma drive.

Oklahoma still led 27-17 at the end of three.

K-State not done yet

Kansas State came back, trailing by 17, to score in just 2 minutes, 11 seconds, on a 7-yard pass from Skylar Thompson to Deuce Vaughn. The score was set up by a 54-yard completion from Thompson to Keenan Garber.

The Wildcats then regained possession on an onside kick that was recovered by kicker Ty Zentner. But a video review showed that Zentner kicked the ball twice and OU retained posses

Oklahoma starts second half on fire

Oklahoma scored on its first two possessions of the first half to go up 27-10 when Spencer rattler found Mike Woods for 14 yards to cap a nine-play, 90-yard drive.

The Sooners took the second-half kickoff and marched 75 yards in nine plays, with Kennedy Brooks running it in from 2 yards and the Sooners lead 20-10 with 11:40 left in the third quarter.

Oklahoma up 13-10 at halftime

Kansas State uses a 19-play, 63-yard drive to tie the game at 10 on Taiten Winkel's 30-yard field goal with 1:30 left in the half, but that was enough time for Oklahoma to drive 65 yards in nine plays and go back in front, 13-10 at the half on Gaber Brkic's 27-yard field goal at the 2-second mark.

Kansas State with 228 yards total offense in the half as Skylar Thompson completed 18 of 25 passes for 158 and a touchdowns. The Wildcats had 70 yards on the ground, with Deuce Vaughn gaining 36 on 7 carries.

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler 11 of 12 passing for 100 yards. Sooners had 141 yards total in the half.

Oklahoma regains the lead, 10-7

Jeremiah Hall scores on a 4-yard run to cap a 12-play, 75-yard drive and Oklahoma goes back up 10-7 with 10:19 left in the half.

Wildcats lead 7-3

Kansas State leads Oklahoma after one quarter, 7-3.

Big fourth down play puts K-State in front

Kansas State elected to go on fourth down and goal from the 2, resulting in a Skylar Thompson-to-Phillip Brooks touchdown and K-State goes up 7-3 with 11 seconds left in the first quarter.

Oklahoma scores first

Oklahoma turned a Jacardia Wright fumble and Nik Bonitto 70-yard return into a 40-yard Gabe Brkic field goal with 4:42 left in the first quarter.

Things could have been much worse for K-State as the Sooners had second and goal at the Wildcat 1, but a fumbled snap, penalty and Timmy Horne sack of Spencer Rattler forced OU to kick the field goal.

Skylar Thompson gets the start

As was the rumor all week, Skylar Thompson gets the start at quarterback for Kansas State.

Thompson 1 of 2 passing early with a first-down completion to Deuce Vaughn.

Weather conditions before kickoff

As K-State and Oklahoma near kickoff, the temperature in Manhattan is 73, cloudy skies and intermittent rain and a wind from the WNW at 5 mph.

Skylar Thompson suited up

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson, who missed the past two games with a knee injury suffered Sept. 11 against Southern Illinois is suited up and was just warming up with the first-team offense.

Coach Chris Klieman and offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham both said during the week that it is unlikely Thompson will be ready to go. They said that backup Will Howard, who started the last two games but was banged up last week at Oklahoma State should be good to go.