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Dezmon Briscoe had his way with Oklahoma's secondary.
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• Oklahoma may have the most explosive offense in America. The fourth-ranked Sooners produced an astounding 674 yards of offense in a 45-31 win over No. 16 Kansas. Sam Bradford threw for a school-record 468 yards and three touchdowns, Juaquin Iglesias set Oklahoma records for catches (12) and yards (191) and DeMarco Murray returned to his explosive self with two scores. This offense is certainly national championship-caliber. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for OU's defense. Not even close.

Although the Sooners' D stepped up down the stretch, Kansas still racked up 491 yards of offense. This comes one week after Oklahoma's defense allowed 471 yards in a loss to Texas. Jayhawks WR Dezmon Briscoe torched the Sooners with 12 catches for 269 yards and two touchdowns. The secondary definitely missed stud safety Nic Harris, who moved to linebacker after Ryan Reynolds' season-ending injury.

Bob Stoops' defense better get it together before back-to-back games against Texas Tech (Nov. 22) and at Oklahoma State (Nov. 29).

• In last week's edition of the Extended Power Rankings, colleague Kevin Armstrong placed North Texas at No. 119. I'd like to nominate Washington State for next week's cellar spot. USC lambasted the Cougars 69-0 and it could have been 100-0 had Pete Carroll not taken his foot off the pedal in the second half. USC QB Mark Sanchez had five touchdown passes in the first half. Two Trojan running backs (Broderick Green and C.J. Gable) eclipsed 100 yards and Stafon Johnson ended up with 99. Wazzu has given up 66, 63, 66 and 69 points in four of its five Pac-10 losses. Simply put, it's a horror show in Pullman.

• Coming off last Saturday's thrilling win over Missouri, it seemed for a bit like No. 8 Oklahoma State was headed for a letdown against Baylor. The Cowboys went three-and-out on their opening drive and fumbled away their second possession. But after Baylor took a 6-0 lead, the Pokes' offense woke up and put the game away by scoring touchdowns on four straight possessions, leading to an easy 34-6 win. For the second straight week, though, Oklahoma State's defense was its most impressive unit. The Cowboys bottled up electric Baylor QB Robert Griffin and held a solid Bears offense to 206 total yards. This OK State team is for real -- Mike Gundy has talent on both sides of the ball. Next up: No. 1 Texas ... in Austin.

• Virginia's 16-13 overtime win against No. 18 North Carolina was thrilling, but I have to question Cavs fans' decision to storm the field. I mean, seriously? This isn't the Heels' hoops team ...

• Impressive performance today by No. 23 Pitt. Shady McCoy scored three first-half touchdowns and the Panthers cruised past a quality Navy team, 42-21. Dave Wannstedt's bunch started the season in embarrassing fashion, losing to Bowling Green, but the Panthers have bounced back to win five straight.

• Look away, Michigan fans ... One week after shocking the Wolverines in the Big House, Toledo lost at Northern Illinois 38-7.

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