Good grades all the way around after Oklahoma's 52-7 rout of Kansas — except for the Jayhawk.
LANDRY JONES: A
The Oklahoma quarterback was sharp from start to finish. He completed his first four passes, and it would've been five if not for Trey Millard dropping a sure touchdown. Even though Jones wasn't perfect, missing on a couple throws, he finished the game 20 of 29 for 300 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Not much of a letdown after the big win against Texas. Sure, Kansas actually mustered two first downs on its first possession — Texas didn't have a first down until more than five minutes into the second quarter — but the Jayhawk offense never drove past midfield in the first half.
The outcome of this game was never in doubt, but how well the Sooners would play was a question. Would there be a Texas hangover? Would there be a Notre Dame look ahead? Negative on both counts. OU committed just one turnover, limited Kansas to 3.6 yards a play, and committed no penalties in the first half, finishing with only three.
DUPLICATE NUMBERS: F
Having guys wear duplicate numbers is always annoying, but Saturday, it was costly. When receiver Jalen Saunders (No. 14) came in to return punts in the second half, cornerback Aaron Colvin (No. 14) was also on the field. An illegal participation penalty gave Kansas a first down. C'mon, folks, there are enough numbers to go around.
There might be nicer nights for football. Then again, there might not. Warm at kickoff. Pleasant by halftime. Trees changing color. It was a perfect fall football Saturday.
JUSTIN BROWN: B
The Sooner receiver had one roller coaster of a day. His muffed punt gave Kansas possession deep in OU territory, but then on his very next punt return, he went 90 yards for a touchdown. Later in the first half, he failed to haul in what would've been a sure touchdown pass.
JAVON HARRIS: A
Maligned much of last season, the Sooner safety had two interceptions. Easy to feel good for the guy after what he went through last year.
ALUMNI DRUM MAJORS: A
I assume the alumni band members were plenty good, but it's the alumni drum majors who always catch my eye. Drum majors have to be showmen, and even the ones who have gray hair or no hair at all take the opportunity to strut their stuff. Priceless.
SPECIAL TEAMS RETURNS: A
The Sooners had a punt return for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown, something that had never happened before in school history. The fireworks came from Brown in the first half and Roy Finch to start the second.
SPECIAL TEAMS COVERAGES: A
While everyone will remember the returns, the coverage was pretty darn spectacular, too. For as often as the Sooners kicked off, the Jayhawks managed 16.4 yards a return and rarely started beyond the 25-yard line.
JAYHAWK ENERGY: F
We're not talking about the players. The Kansas mascot, Baby Jay, spent much of the night sitting on the sideline. Occasionally, it was even lying on the ground. Huh? Show a little spunk, huh?