It was a performance that left many observers scratching their heads. This Oklahoma Sooners team looked like they’d started trending toward more dominating play over six quarters in their wins over Texas and TCU. To say the Sooners started slowly against Kansas would be an understatement.
As a team, things didn’t go well for them in the first half. They struggled to stop one of the worst offensive teams in college football, and the offense failed to score on any of their three possessions. The second half was better, but both sides of the ball struggled to overcome their 10-point halftime deficit and close out a pesky Jayhawks team.
Due to their lackluster showing against Kansas, the Sooners dropped in the USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll to No. 4 in the nation. While those polls may not directly reflect the views of the College Football Playoff Committee when they release the initial College Football Playoff Rankings next Tuesday night, that performance could come back to bite them.
The Oklahoma Sooners have no margin for error at this point. A loss at any point the rest of the way would likely have them out of the College Football Playoff picture.
They have a chance to change the perception of this team as they get set to host the Texas Tech Red Raiders. However, before we look ahead, let’s look back at some of the best and worst grades from Pro Football Focus from the Sooners win over Kansas.
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