Oklahoma State’s football team got off to a slow start Saturday night, but beat Kent State 33-3 at Irving Field in Norman in the third quarter.
OU scored 24 points in the third quarter to lead 7-3 at halftime.
Dillon Gabriel threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns, including two for Marvin Mims, and Sooner’s defense forced a pair of turnovers and provided a safety.
Both teams played 3 times in the first quarter, with OU only 49 yards and Kent State’s total 36 yards.
Early in the second quarter, the Golden Flashes advanced on a field goal, a 37-yard field goal from Andrew Glass to give a 3-0 first half with 8:27 remaining.
Oklahoma had to play on their next possession before Kent State got in, but Glass missed a 41-yard attempt with 1:10 left in the second quarter.
Oklahoma quickly completed its first scored drive, advancing 76 yards in five games, and Dillon Gabriel went deep into Marvin Mims for a 36-yard touchdown that gave OU just a half in the first half. . Leading 7-0 with 18 seconds left.
OU had just 7 rushing yards in the first half.
Oklahoma got the ball back early in the second half, rushed for 68 yards in seven games, and Marcus Major scored on a guard-good 16-yard touchdown run. Small moves that finally hit the air.
At 12:41 into the third quarter, OU was leading 14-3.
An earlier defense got the ball back when Billy Bowman stripped it and picked it up at the Kent State 34-yard line.
Zach Schmidt fired a 25-yard field goal to give the Sooners a 17-3 lead with 9:51 left in the third quarter.
OU forced the Flashes to kick and then hit an 80-yard touchdown in just four games.
Eric Gray rushed for 44 yards, then Gabriel passed to Derek Stopps for an 18-yard touchdown to give the Sooners a 24-3 lead with 5:31 left in the third quarter.
Gray has a 71-yard carry-10.
Oklahoma blocked Kent State on the next possession at the OU 18-yard line, then ran for 82 yards in three games, and Gabriel found Marvin Mims wide open for a 58-yard touchdown at 1: 35 points in the third quarter.
Mims had seven catches for 163 yards.
Kent State was backed onto their own goal line early in the fourth quarter, and after a poor attack, Kent State quarterback Collin Schlee stepped onto the back line of the end zone to provide safety for the OR, the score is 33-3 and 12:00 to go.
The OU defense came back into play later in the quarter when Justin Harrington intercepted Shiley and hauled in 22 yards to Kent State’s 37-yard line.
Oklahoma improved to 2-0 this season and travel to Nebraska to kick off Lincoln next Saturday at 11:00 a.m.