3 up, 3 down: K-State 24, Oklahoma 19


NORMAN, Okla. -- A look at positives and negatives from Oklahoma's 24-19 loss to Kansas State.


1. Tony Jefferson. Despite playing on a bum ankle, Jefferson left everything on the field. He finished with a career-high 14 tackles and was tenacious while coming up in run support. Jefferson’s 14 tackles were the most by a Sooner so far this season.

2. Sterling Shepard. The young freshman from Oklahoma City showed why his future is bright in Norman. Shepard sparked the offense in the second half and finished with seven receptions for 108 yards. He became the seventh freshman in OU history to tally more than 100 yards receiving in a game.

3. Kenny Stills. Stills quietly had another outstanding night. He finished with just six catches for 60 yards and had a couple of spectacular grabs. Stills continues to play like a No. 1 wideout.


1. Landry Jones. Saturday was a night to forget for Jones. He completed 28 of 43 passes for 298 yards but committed two costly turnovers that led to Kansas State touchdowns. Afterward, Jones said the loss was on him.

2. Damien Williams. Williams ran rampant against UTEP and Florida A&M. But against a viable front like Kansas State's, Williams was almost nonexistent, rushing for just 34 yards on 10 carries.

3. Mike Stoops’ defense. The offense cost OU, but the defense didn’t bail the offense out. When the Sooners needed a key stop in the fourth quarter, they couldn’t get one. An eight-play, 77-yard touchdown drive midway through the fourth quarter all but put away the game. On that possession, K-State faced third down only once.