Oklahoma's performance against Kansas may not have been the prettiest thing, but the Sooners got the job done on the road.
RYAN BROYLES: A-
The Sooner receiver had a night for the ages. He broke the NCAA career record for receptions, blasting past the old mark of 316 receptions. His 13 catches against Kansas move Broyles' career mark to 326 receptions. The only blemish on an otherwise glorious night was a third-quarter fumble that was recovered by KU.
The Sooners looked like a team who'd sat around the hotel all day long watching other teams play. Oh, wait ... that's exactly what they did Saturday. The Sooners lacked the focus and the drive that was so impressive a week ago. Against the Jayhawks, sleep walking doesn't get you beat. Against other upcoming opponents? The same might not be true.
FIRST-HALF RUN DEFENSE: C
Kansas took it right at OU's defense, and the Sooners struggled. Right up the gut was where they were most vulnerable. The Jayhawks had 168 yards rushing in the first half, more than four of the Sooners' first five opponents managed in an entire game. They finished the game with 144 yards rushing, second only this season to Missouri's 241 yards.
SECOND-HALF DEFENSE: A+
Wowza. The Sooner defense was a whole new animal in the second half. The Jayhawks managed just one first down after halftime, 24 yards rushing and 30 yards passing.
RUN GAME: B
If you can't gash Kansas for more than 112 yards in the first half, you're not a great running team. And if you can't score a touchdown against anyone when you have first and goal from the 2, you're really struggling. Even though Dom Whaley went over the 100-yard mark and Roy Finch gave them a nice spark, the Sooners should've been able to pound the ball into the end zone on several trips inside the red zone.
USE OF TREY MILLARD: F
The big fellow got exactly zero carries. When you're struggling to pick up tough yards on the ground, nothing is better than a battering ram of a fullback. Millard is underutilized in pretty much every game, but he was especially noticeable Saturday with the struggles against Kansas.
LANDRY JONES: B
The Sooner quarterback looked off much of the game. You don't pass for 363 yards without making some good throws, but there were plenty of bad balls. He threw a near interception on OU's first possession of the second half that looked like it was intended for the guys in blue.
It was better than expected. It's basketball season in Jayhawk Country, after all. Less than 24 hours after Midnight Madness tipped off the basketball season, the Kansas faithful still had a nice football showing. The attendance of 42,580 was helped by about 10,000 Sooner fans, too.