Defense Still Shows Promise
By the end of the first half, the Kansas State defense had given up 24 points and 275 yards to the Sooners. By that time, all Bill Snyder and his staff could do was figure out how to stop the bleeding, and for the most part they did.
The defense stepped up and made life a little more difficult for the Sooners, although there was still no pass rush to make Baker Mayfield think twice about dropping back.
The 3-step drop quick passes burned the Wildcats badly in the first half, and the necessary adjustments were made to limit the big gainers on those plays.
This was by far the toughest offense Kansas State has faced to date, and they still managed to keep it close enough for the Wildcats to be in it late had the offense been able to break through a tough Oklahoma defense.
It was also a game which can prepare them for next week’s home matchup against Texas, who also possess the ability to get the ball downfield in a hurry.