STILLWATER — Richetti Jones did not like the collective locker-room demeanor as Oklahoma State prepared to face Kansas on Saturday afternoon.
His Cowboy teammates were too subdued. Even lackadaisical.
“They had to get juiced up,” Jones said. “They were just cruising. (I said) ‘Nah, this is not gonna happen. We can't allow it.'”
OSU responded to Jones’ juicing with one of the most dominating performances in school history.
The Cowboys tied the school's modern-era record for most points scored in a game, as they rolled to a 70-28 victory over the Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium.
“I've never been a part of anything like that,” OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden said.
It was a rare afternoon where Weeden and the rest of the OSU first-team offense could throw on baseball caps before the first half was over, because their work was already done.
The No. 6 Cowboys (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) answered a KU 10-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Webb to Tim Biere on the Jayhawks' first drive of the game with their own touchdown — on every possession before the break — to seize a 56-7 advantage.
“That’s pretty efficient,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “Some days, things just work. You hit a golf ball and it hits a tree limb and bounces back on the fairway.”
And the scores came quickly.
Each of OSU's first-quarter touchdowns drives lasted less than two minutes. Weeden hit Josh Cooper, Justin Blackmon and Hubert Anyiam twice for scores, and Jeremy Smith got into the end zone untouched on a 38-yard scamper down the sideline.