by Michael Baldwin Published: October 16, 2011

The game featured two lengthy delays, one injury related, the other replay related.

On a night he broke the NCAA receptions record, Ryan Broyles appeared to be on his way to what would have been his third touchdown catch but lost control of the ball when stretching out for the goal line.

Referees ruled Broyles was down at the 1-yard line. After a lengthy review lasting nearly five minutes, officials overturned the call, stating Broyles lost control of the ball before his elbow/hand hit the ground. Kansas was awarded the ball at the 20 after the Jayhawks recovered the fumble in the end zone.

The other lengthy delay occurred late in the first quarter when Kansas center Jeremiah Hatch suffered an injury. Hatch was on the turf for more than five minutes, his head immobilized, tied down to a stretcher. Medical officials rolled Hatch to an ambulance that transported him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. It was announced in the second half that Hatch was being evaluated “but doing well.”

RARE FUMBLE

Dominique Whaley, the surprise story who was profiled in last week's Sports Illustrated and earlier this month in ESPN The Magazine, earned the starting job in part because of his ability to pancake blitzing defenders and never fumbling.

Coaches and teammates say Whaley never fumbles in practice, but his first career fumble Saturday set up a Kansas field goal early in the second quarter. Coaches stuck with Whaley, who rushed for 165 yards on a season high 30 carries.

HUNNICUTT ON A STREAK

In a game that was closer than expected, redshirt freshman Michael Hunnicutt was perfect on field goals of 36, 19 and 27 yards.

Hunnicutt is 9-of-10 on field goals. The miss was a 30-yarder against Ball State.

FINCH RUNS HARD

Sophomore running back Roy Finch, the Sooners second leading rusher last season, received limited carries the first month. Heading into Saturday's game, Finch had only 34 yards rushing 10 attempts. Finch had no carries against Texas, one against Missouri.

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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