Oklahoma proved it has the best football team in the state with a blowout 41-13 win over Oklahoma State.
Expectations were high for OU’s offense and OSU’s defense — the best units in the Big 12.
The Cowboy defense had its moments but was eviscerated by the opposing offense.
The Sooners totaled 492 yards with 301 yards through the air and 191 yards on the ground.
Meanwhile, OSU’s offense played its worst game of the season.
Spencer Sanders was sidelined for almost three quarters after taking a hit from Ronnie Perkins. He was replaced by Shane Illingworth, who didn’t look ready to play.
The true freshman quarterback was thrusted onto the biggest stage of his life — a nationally televised game against his school’s most hated rival.
He completed just 5of-21 pass attempts for 71 yards. The blame for the offensive faceplant isn’t solely placed on Illingworth though.
The offensive line struggled to give the quarterbacks enough time to make plays and create lanes for the running backs.
The loss drops Mike Gundy’s Bedlam record to 2-14 and gives Iowa State sole possession of first place in the Big 12.