LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Leave it to Oklahoma State coach Mike
Gundy to find something wrong with his quarterback's sensational,
Bobby Reid threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score
and set a school record with 457 yards of total offense in leading
Oklahoma State to a 42-32 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
A dazzling performance, except that Reid broke Gundy's own
record for total offense.
"That stinks," Gundy said after the game. "I didn't know
that. But if I did we wouldn't have called the last pass play."
Reid threw for 411 yards and rushed for 46 more, his 25-yard
touchdown pass to D'Juan Woods surpassing Gundy's record of 434
yards set in 1989 against the Jayhawks.
The sophomore quarterback was 23-of-35 and accounted for all six
Cowboy touchdowns as Oklahoma State rolled up 603 yards against a
defense that was ranked 110th nationally against the pass.
Reid's total through the air was only 18 yards shy of Gundy's
school record of 429.
"When you look in his eyes on the sideline, he's just got ice
in his veins," said Gundy, who was a senior when he put up his own
record-setting performance against Kansas. "He understands and
he's playing with some composure."
Most of Reid's passing attack was directed at Adarius Bowman,
whose 300 yards receiving set a Big 12 record and is the 11th-best
total in NCAA Division I history. He finished with 13 catches, four
of which went for touchdowns.
"He made plays," Kansas coach Mark Mangino said of Bowman.
"We hardly contested him, I'll be honest with you. But he looked
really good. He ended up with about 300 yards? He gets my vote for
The Cowboys (4-2, 1-1 Big 12), who had been averaging better
than 37 points per game, trailed 17-0 midway through the third
quarter when Reid hit Bowman on a crossing rout that turned into a
54-yard touchdown pass. The Cowboys then recovered an onside kick
and scored again on a 29-yard run by Reid to make it 17-14.
"Things weren't clicking for us in the first half
offensively," Reid said. "Once we got in the end zone the first
time, things started opening up."
After a three-and-out by the Jayhawks, it took Reid all of four
plays to find Bowman on a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 21-17 lead --
giving the Cowboys three scores in a span of 3:41.
Early in the fourth quarter, Reid and Bowman connected on a
55-yard touchdown pass to make it 28-17, and after Brandon
McAnderson scored from 10 yards out, Reid hit Bowman across the
middle. The junior wide receiver turned the corner and raced 64
yards down the sideline to make it 35-25.
Bowman, a transfer from the University of North Carolina,
claimed to have had one other 300-yard receiving effort, when he
caught eight passes for 308 yards as a high school senior in
"This is like a dream come true, you know what I mean?" Bowman
said. "It feels good, man. I'm glad to be the one for it to happen
Reid tacked on one more touchdown, a fade to Woods in the corner
of the end zone, as the Cowboys rolled up 392 yards of second-half
offense and outscored the Jayhawks (3-4, 0-3) 42-15 after the
"We just weren't clicking offensively," Reid said of the first
half. "We were saying, 'We've been in this position before. We
know how to react.' That's what we did."
Oklahoma State controlled much of the first half, too, but was
plagued by turnovers that the Jayhawks turned into points.
On the Cowboys' ensuing possession, Toston fumbled again in the
Oklahoma State backfield, and Meier led an eight-play drive that
ended with a 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end Derek Fine and a
Meier, the Jayhawks' freshman quarterback, was making his first
start since missing three games with a shoulder injury. He finished
15-of-27 for 187 yards and three touchdowns, while adding a
team-high 70 yards on the ground.
It was another second-half letdown for Kansas, which lost to
Texas A&M 21-18 the previous week when the Aggies scored a
touchdown with 34 seconds to go. All four of the Jayhawks' losses
have been by 10 points or less, including two in overtime.
"It's a struggle," Meier said, "but we just have to keep
fighting. That's the game of football."
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