CFB world reacts to Kansas State’s upset over No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners

By Matt Johnson
Sep 26, 2020; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley reacts during the first half against the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners came into the 2020 college football season with dreams of a magical year, and unranked Kansas State just shocked the nation by upsetting Lincoln Riley’s program again.

Nearly a year after the Wildcats pulled off one of the biggest stunners of the 2019 season, they did It again in Week 4 with a finish that no one saw coming.

Coming into Week 4, the college football world was buzzing over Oklahoma’s freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler. The hype seemed warranted early with the Sooners leading 35-14 late in the third quarter, but the wheels came off for this team the rest of the way.

Kansas State responded with 21 unanswered points, tying the game at 35 with only eight minutes remaining. As for Rattler, the freshman came apart in the fourth quarter with Oklahoma’s offense stalling on one drive after another.

The Wildcats got the football back and snagged the lead after senior Blake Lynch drilled a 50-yard field goal with less than five minutes remaining.

Rattler had one more chance to save Oklahoma from another humiliating upset to Kansas State. Instead, he sealed the Wildcats’ victory with his third interception on the day.

As Kansas State began celebrating its second consecutive upset over Lincoln Riley and the Sooners, the college football world lit up with joy and mockery of Oklahoma and its College Football Playoff hopes.