Oklahoma Punts on 4th-and-Goal After String of Penalties vs. Kansas

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Oklahoma boasts one of the nation's top offenses with quarterback Jalen Hurts, but the Sooners quickly moved in the wrong direction against Kansas at Saturday.

The Sooners drove into Kansas territory late in the second quarter, lining up for first-and-goal at the Jayhawks 7-yard line. Yet the drive took a severe turn on the following three plays.

Offensive lineman Tyrese Robinson's hold on first down dropped Oklahoma back to the Kansas 17, then wide receiver CeeDee Lamb dropped the Sooners further back with a run for minus-20 yards. Add in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Marquis Hayes, and the Sooners punted at fourth-and-goal from the Kansas 44-yard line. 


Lamb made up for his miscue shortly after Oklahoma's punt. He returned Kansas's subsequent punt 46 yards inside the Jayhawks' red zone, then caught his first touchdown of the day one play later. 


Oklahoma entered halftime up 21-7 on Kansas despite its previous miscues. The Sooners will improve to 5–0 with a win over the Jayhawks on Saturday.