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Oklahoma State answers back quickly

Justin Blackmon is well on his way to a 10th consecutive game with at least 100 yards and a touchdown, and Oklahoma State needed just 1:46 and six plays to answer the Jayhawks' score, tying the game at seven early in the first quarter.

Blackmon bit off the biggest chunk of the drive with a 43-yard catch-and-run on a short underneath route. Freshman running back Joseph Randle, whose brother John Randle is a former Kansas star, finished off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown run.

Kansas can't keep up if this turns into a shootout, and for the Jayhawks to pull the upset, getting a stop on that opening drive would have been a big mental boost. Oklahoma State had one incompletion, but every other play on the drive went for positive yardage.

Offensively, Kansas got exactly what it wanted to begin the game. Defensively, it's a different story.

Of course, for teams lining up against Oklahoma State's offense, that's nothing new.