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Sooners bounce back, rout Wildcats

Last weekend the Oklahoma Sooners were shocked by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, losing their first home game in more than six years. Saturday afternoon there was nothing shocking about the Sooners 58-17 win over the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, Kansas.

The Sooners have now won their last 17 games in a single season coming off a loss. They are outscoring their opponents by more than 30 points in those contests, and just one of the 17 games has been decided by a single possession.

The last time the Sooners lost two straight in the same season was 2003, when they lost to Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game and to LSU in the Sugar Bowl. How impressive is that? The next longest such streaks only go back to 2007, by Boise State, Oregon and TCU.

Biggest Margin of Defeat
Unbeaten With 7+ Wins

For the second time in the last four seasons, Oklahoma knocks off a surprising unbeaten conference foe. In 2008, Texas Tech suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Sooners, 65-21. Kansas State suffered a similar fate on Saturday in its 41-point loss.

Landry Jones re-wrote the Sooners’ record book, becoming the first quarterback in school history to throw for over 500 yards in a game. His five passing touchdowns gave him 90 for his career, which is two more than the previous record-holder, Sam Bradford.

Kansas State fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with the loss. They have dropped five straight to Oklahoma, allowing at least 30 points in each of those games, and now trail in the all-time series 71-14-4.

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Wildcats in November. This was the first of four straight games against ranked teams for Kansas State. The team travels to third-ranked Oklahoma State next weekend, followed by a visit from No. 16 Texas A&M on November 12, and a trip to 24th-ranked Texas on November 19.

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• Penn State edged Illinois 10-7, giving coach Joe Paterno his 409th career win. Paterno now has the most wins in Division I history, one more than the legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson. Penn State is the only team undefeated in Big Ten play (5-0).

Most Wins, Division I History

• Oklahoma State remained perfect with a 59-24 win over Baylor. The Cowboys improved to 8-0, their best start since opening 9-0 in 1945.

• Georgia won the “World’s Largest Cocktail Party” with a 24-20 victory over Florida. The Bulldogs have won six straight since starting the season 0-2. The Gators have lost four straight games for the first time since 1988.

• Notre Dame beat Navy 56-14, snapping a two-game losing streak to the Midshipmen. Navy has never beaten Notre Dame three times in a row. The 56 points were two shy of the most the Fighting Irish have scored against Navy in 85 head-to-head games.