Best and worst Pro Football Focus Grades from Oklahoma’s win over Kansas

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It was a performance that left many observers scratching their heads. This Oklahoma Sooners team looked like they’d started trending toward more dominating play over six quarters in their wins over Texas and TCU. To say the Sooners started slowly against Kansas would be an understatement.

As a team, things didn’t go well for them in the first half. They struggled to stop one of the worst offensive teams in college football, and the offense failed to score on any of their three possessions. The second half was better, but both sides of the ball struggled to overcome their 10-point halftime deficit and close out a pesky Jayhawks team.

Due to their lackluster showing against Kansas, the Sooners dropped in the USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll to No. 4 in the nation. While those polls may not directly reflect the views of the College Football Playoff Committee when they release the initial College Football Playoff Rankings next Tuesday night, that performance could come back to bite them.

The Oklahoma Sooners have no margin for error at this point. A loss at any point the rest of the way would likely have them out of the College Football Playoff picture.

They have a chance to change the perception of this team as they get set to host the Texas Tech Red Raiders. However, before we look ahead, let’s look back at some of the best and worst grades from Pro Football Focus from the Sooners win over Kansas.

Top 5 Offensive Grades for the Sooners

LAWRENCE, KS – OCTOBER 23: Caleb Williams #13 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates his touchdown against the Kansas Jayhawks in the fourth quarter at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2021 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

  1. Caleb Williams, QB: 77.9 (55 snaps)

  2. Drake Stoops, WR: 72.2 (34 snaps)

  3. Marquis Hayes, LG: 71.1 (55 snaps)

  4. Jadon Haselwood, WR: 68.8 (49 snaps)

  5. Andrew Raym, C: 68.3 (55 snaps)

Bottom 5 Offensive Grades for the Sooners

Oct 23, 2021; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) runs against Kansas Jayhawks cornerback Ra’Mello Dotson (13) during the first half at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Brayden Willis, TE: 51.2 (25 snaps)

  2. Jeremiah Hall, H-Back: 54.1 (30 snaps)

  3. Anton Harrison, LT: 58 (55 snaps)

  4. Marvin Mims, WR: 58.4 (44 snaps)

  5. Brian Darby, WR: 59 (1 snap)

Top 5 Defensive Grades for the Sooners

Oct 23, 2021; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Devin Neal (4) is tackled by Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Caleb Murphy (26) and defensive back Key Lawrence (12) during the first half at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Nik Bonitto, EDGE: 79.5 (53 snaps)

  2. Key Lawrence, S: 79 (66 snaps)

  3. Shane Whitter, LB: 76.8 (8 snaps)

  4. Ethan Downs, EDGE: 68.1 (23 snaps)

  5. Isaiah Coe, DT: 67.8 (12 snaps)

Bottom 5 Defensive Grades for the Sooners

  1. Perrion Winfrey, DT: 39.5 (45 snaps)

  2. Josh Ellison, DT: 40 (3 snaps)

  3. Danny Stutsman, LB: 41.1 (17 snaps)

  4. Jordan Kelley, NT: 45.5 (5 snaps)

  5. Latrell McCutchin, CB: 48.7 (14 snaps)

Top 5 Pass Blocking Grades

  1. Anton Harrison, LT: 85.2 (25 pass-block snaps)

  2. Chris Murray, RG: 84 (25 pass-block snaps)

  3. Tyrese Robinson, RT: 77 (25 pass-block snaps)

  4. Marquis Hayes, LG: 76.6 (25 pass-block snaps)

  5. Andrew Raym, C: 75.7 (25 pass-block snaps)

Top 5 Run Blocking Grades

  1. Jalil Farooq, WR: 90.5 (6 run-block snaps)

  2. Drake Stoops, WR: 86.5 (17 run-block snaps)

  3. Marquis Hayes, LG: 74.9 (30 run-block snaps)

  4. Austin Stogner, TE: 70.2 (12 run-block snaps)

  5. Chris Murray, RG: 67.8 (30 run-block snaps)

Top 5 Receiving Grades

Oct 23, 2021; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Jadon Haselwood (11) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Jadon Haselwood, WR: 68.2 (23 routes run)

  2. Drake Stoops, WR: 66.5 (17 routes run)

  3. Eric Gray, RB: 65 (9 routes run)

  4. Kennedy Brooks, RB: 62.6 (14 routes run)

  5. Jeremiah Hall, H-Back: 60.2 (9 routes run)

Top 5 Coverage Grades

  1. Key Lawrence, S: 78.5 (25 coverage snaps)

  2. Nik Bonitto, EDGE: 69.9 (4 coverage snaps)

  3. David Ugwoegbu, LB: 63.9 (7 coverage snaps)

  4. Shane Whitter, LB: 62.3 (2 coverage snaps)

  5. Reggie Grimes, EDGE: 60 (1 coverage snap)

Top 5 Pass Rush Grades

  1. Reggie Grimes, EDGE: 69.5 (14 pass-rush snaps)

  2. Isaiah Coe, DT: 69.3 (4 pass-rush snaps)

  3. Caleb Kelly, LB: 68.4 (4 pass-rush snaps)

  4. Shane Whitter, LB: 67.9 (2 pass-rush snaps)

  5. Nik Bonitto, EDGE: 65 (15 pass-rush snaps)

Top 5 Run Defense Grades

  1. Nik Bonitto, EDGE: 77.9 (34 run-defense snaps)

  2. Key Lawrence, S: 75.7 (41 run-defense snaps)

  3. Isaiah Thomas, DL: 72.2 (30 run-defense snaps)

  4. Pat Fields, S: 71 (41 run-defense snaps)

  5. Shane Whitter, LB: 67.8 (2 run-defense snaps)

Top 5 Tackling Grades

  1. Key Lawrence, S: 85.6 (7 solo, 1 assist, 0 missed tackles)

  2. Pat Fields, S: 84.7 (7 solo, 2 assists, 0 missed tackles)

  3. Justin Broiles, DB: 83 (4 solo, 2 assists, 0 missed tackles)

  4. Jaden Davis, CB: 81.1 (3 solo, 2 assists, 0 missed tackles)

  5. David Ugwoegbu, LB: 80.4 (2 solo, 3 assists, 0 missed tackles)

Bottom 5 Tackling Grades

  1. Perrion Winfrey, DT: 18.1 (1 tackle, 2 missed tackles)

  2. Caleb Kelly, LB: 19.3 (1 tackle, 1 missed tackle)

  3. DaShaun White, LB: 35 (4 tackles, 2 assists, 2 missed tackles)

  4. Isaiah Thomas, EDGE: 54.8 (2 tackles, 3 assists, 1 missed tackle)

  5. Danny Stutsman, LB: 58 (2 tackles, 0 missed tackles)

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