Kansas holds on, wins 43-28.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Kansas weathered a second-half storm of offense from Oklahoma State and held on to earn its tenth victory.
Kansas did what it hasn't since the 1800's - start a season 10-0. The Jayhawks answered repeated salvos from the Cowboys in the second half and proved too much for the home team to handle. The Jayhawks sealed the deal with a Scott Webb field goal with 5:31 remaining after cornerback Aqib Talib made his fourth interception of the season and returned the ball 17 yards to the Oklahoma State 25-yard line. Adarius Bowman's absence played a large part in the Cowboys' demise, despite the great play of Dez Bryant, who tallied 139 yards on eight catches.
The Kansas secondary was just sturdy enough, frequently bending but never breaking. The game was truly over when safety Darrell Stuckey made a great tackle on tight end Brandon Pettigrew to turn Oklahoma State over on downs with 3:09 remaining in the game.
This game proved what Kansas fans have been saying on message boards all season long: Kansas' offense is explosive and its defense is better than decent. Those two qualities could push the Jayhawks into a BCS bowl for the first time in school history.
Player of the Game: Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing. Reesing showed incredible poise in the pocket, delivering three touchdowns and over 300 passing yards. Reesing is incredibly accurate, and has not thrown a pick in five games.
Play of the Game: Marcus Henry's 82-yard touchdown catch in the early third quarter. Henry turned a 15-yard slant route into a momentum-shifting touchdown and the Jayhawks added valuable points to their lead.
Next Up: Kansas hosts Iowa State next week. Iowa State has won two straight games and the Jayhawks will have to avoid overlooking the pesky Cyclones. Oklahoma State visits Baylor next week. Baylor is in desperation mode after reports of coach Guy Morriss's demise emerged this week. Oklahoma State will still be in the hunt for bowl eligibility.