WICHITA -- The teams from Kansas are licking their wounds Monday following humiliating losses this weekend by rivals from down south.
Kansas State suffered its first loss of the year at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners during a 58-17 home game, a defeat that precipitated a seven-place drop in their Associated Press college football poll ranking. K-State had been ranked No. 10 in the poll before the loss to OU.
By some accounts, Oklahoma managed to strip the sheen from K-State and exposed several of the team's weaknesses, including an inability to stop OU quarterback Landry Jones. He managed to set a school record by throwing for 505 yards and notching five touchdowns.
The K-State defense was unable to mount much opposition and the offense couldn't crank it up. Kansas State now sits at a 7-1, 4-1 record. The team will face Oklahoma State, currently ranked No. 3, next week and then will battle the Texas A&M Aggies, which sits at No. 16 in the rankings.
Meanwhile, Kansas is still struggling to find a groove.
The team traveled to Austin to confront the Longhorns but was unable to notch a score, losing 43-0 in a humiliating shutout.
The Longhorns garnered 3316 yards to KU's 10 and had the ball for just over 5 minutes while the Longhorns maintained possession for 24 minutes.
"Their guys are better than our guys," KU Coach Turner Gill told The Wichita Eagle. "That's the only way to put it. They flat out whupped us. It's disappointing."
Kansas will next face Iowa State in Ames before taking on the Baylor Bears in Lawrence.
FoxKansas.com Staff Writer Alfred Charles contributed to this report. He can be reached at email@example.com.