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No. 3 Oklahoma holds off Kansas 35-23 behind Williams’ runs

Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks (26) hands the ball off to quarterback Caleb Williams,...
Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks (26) hands the ball off to quarterback Caleb Williams, back, as he is being tackled by Kansas linebacker Rich Miller (30) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Lawrence, Kan. Oklahoma won 35-23. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 5:39 PM CDT
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Caleb Williams threw two touchdown passes, ran 40-yards for a score on a pivotal fourth down, and No. 3 Oklahoma rallied to beat Kansas 35-23 and avoid an enormous upset.

The Sooners trailed by double figures on two occasions - including 10-0 at the half -- but outscored the Jayhawks 35-13 in the second half to win their 16th straight game. Jason Bean passed for 246 yards and a score for Kansas, which led 17-7 late in the third quarter.

In his second start, Williams threw for 178 yards and two scores and ran for 70 yards.

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