Key play: It took 13 seconds for Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert to run back the opening kickoff 100 yards, giving the Cowboys an early 7-0 lead.
Key stat: KU had 13 passing yards.
Key play: KU kicker Ron Doherty doinked his 32-yard field goal attempt off the left upright, spoiling KU’s first scoring opportunity.
Key stat: Oklahoma State had 183 passing yards.
Key play: Doherty rebounded from his early miss, ending the shutout with a 40-yard field goal with 2:19 left in the quarter.
Key stat: Oklahoma State had 28 points in 14:57 of possession time.
Key play: Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf hit Tracy Moore for a 11-yard touchdown with 14 minutes left, pushing the Cowboys’ lead to 35-3.
Key stat: KU had its fewest points since a 20-6 loss to TCU on Sept. 15, 2012.
Offense: F. The yardage total (316) wasn’t dreadful, but as Kansas coach Charlie Weis said, “It’s not about how you move the ball, it’s about point production.” Freshman quarterback Montell Cozart played the entire second half for starter Jake Heaps.
Defense: C-. The KU defense held Oklahoma State to 2.7 yards per carry, but a normally adequate secondary was roughed up a little bit.
Special teams: D. Even in a blowout, Oklahoma State’s touchdown return on the opening kickoff was a back-breaker. Senior kicker Ron Doherty was two for three on field goals after an early miss from 32 yards.
Coaching: D. Kansas has been outmanned in talent for the last four weeks. But the Jayhawks are moving backward on offense, a poor trend for this time of the season.
Player of the game: Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf. While Kansas stuffed the Cowboys’ running game, Chelf dissected the KU secondary for 265 yards and three touchdowns.
Reason to hope: The most grueling part of the schedule is over. Kansas now gets a two-week stretch of West Virginia at home and Iowa State (1-8) on the road.
Reason to mope: The Kansas offense.
Looking ahead: The Jayhawks will return home to face West Virginia, hoping to snap a 27-game Big 12 losing streak.