NORMAN, Okla. — If the game had been in Manhattan, the goal posts might have come down.
Instead, more than 85,000 Oklahoma fans had to stand and watch Kansas State celebrate a rare 24-19 victory over their Sooners Saturday night with chants of K-S-U ringing throughout Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium.
The 15th-ranked Wildcats took advantage of three costly turnovers by the Sooners and won for the first time in Norman since the 1997 season.
It is only the fourth home loss for Oklahoma under coach Bob Stoops in his 14-year tenure at the school, and it snapped a streak of 14 straight wins at home against ranked opponents for the Sooners.
K-State, now 4-0 on the season and heading into a bye week, pestered OU quarterback Landry Jones all night, stripping him of the ball on a sack in the second quarter and then picking him off in the third —both turnovers leading to touchdowns for the Wildcats.
Running back John Hubert and quarterback Collin Klein paced the K-State offense with a combined 209 yards on the ground to go along with Klein’s masterful night throwing the ball for another 149 yards on 13-of-21 passing.