Oklahoma football fought gamely to the end, but the Sooners ultimately fell at Kansas State to drop from the dwindling ranks of playoff contenders.
Every college football Saturday deserves a landmark upset. This week we got it early in the Week 9 slate, as Oklahoma went to Bill Snyder Family Stadium and crumbled in the second half of a 48-41 defeat that will knock them out of the top 10 of the AP Top 25 entering November.
Kansas State found themselves up at halftime 24-23, thanks to a huge second-quarter performance that allowed them to take a late lead on a gutsy 14-yard Skylar Thompson keeper on 3rd-and-10 with 23 seconds remaining. The Sooners were able to get into position for a 50-yard Gabe Brkic field goal, but it was still a landmark half for the Wildcats.
A huge third quarter allowed Kansas State to build on those gains, as they put up another 17-point quarter and shut out the Sooners for a 41-23 lead. Another touchdown early in the fourth quarter gave the Wildcats a 48-23 advantage at home. Oklahoma, as might be expected of a top-five team, continued to fight through the last minutes of the game and struck several times on big plays.
But a late onside kick recovery was reversed after replay revealed interference inside of the 10-yard zone, handing Kansas State the opportunity to run out the clock.
With Oklahoma no longer among the ranks of the unbeaten, what did we learn about the Sooners in this upset? And what does this mean for their chances in the College Football Playoff race? Keep reading for three quick takeaways from the Oklahoma upset in Manhattan against a rising Kansas State side.