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October 20, 2013

Risky business works out OK in Sooners’ win

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LAWRENCE, Kan. —

The closest Kansas came to getting back into it was when Josh Ford returned the punt blocking favor when he got his hand one of Jed Barnett’s boots early in the fourth quarter. One play later Sims scored on a 6-yard touchdown run.

However, the Sooners responded with an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive capped by Damien Williams’ 6-yard touchdown run.

The Sooners rushed for 235 yards on the day. Williams led the way with 56. Roy Finch added 53, Brennan Clay tossed in 20 and Keith Ford added 19. Although, Ford was benched after a second-quarter fumble.

“We made some adjustments this week and ran some more power run game,” center Gabe Ikard said. “It shows a lot about this offense being able to adjust from week to week. We prepared well this week. We started slow in the first half, but finally got it rolling.”

And got back to winning because the Sooners were willing to take some risks in the second quarter. Then again, it’s hard to call it gambling when someone tries something out of the box when faced with a dire situation.

“I feel like we needed to do anything possible to get back into the game and get the momentum shifted back to our side,” Shepard said.

The Sooners did and were able to escape with a win.

John Shinn

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