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OU survives scare from K-State, wins 42-30

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, Modified: November 1, 2009 at 7:49 am •  Published: October 31, 2009

NORMAN — On Halloween night, Oklahoma survived quite the scare from Kansas State.

Despite leading by three touchdowns in the first quarter, the Sooners had to hold off the Wildcats late for a 42-30 victory at Owen Field to move to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Landry Jones had a big night, completing 26 of 37 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns.

Yet in the second half, K-State's Brandon Banks haunted the Sooners with a bag of big plays, including a kickoff return for touchdown that brought the Wildcats to within 35-30.

But Jones came right back engineering an 11-play, 68-yard touchdown drive to put the game away.

"We started the game in a really good way," coach Bob Stoops said. "And in the second half, we answered back when we had to."