Kansas RB Pooka Williams granted diversion in battery case
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Star Kansas running back Pooka Williams has been granted diversion in a domestic battery case, meaning he has a chance to keep the allegation off his record.
Williams, who appeared in court Wednesday, is accused of punching an 18-year-old woman in the stomach and grabbing her by the throat last month. An affidavit says the woman had text messages from Williams admitting to punching her and a police officer found bruises on her.
Affidavit: Kansas football player punched woman in stomach
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit alleges University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her by the throat earlier this month.
Kansas suspends RB Pooka Williams after assault arrest
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas running back Pooka Williams was suspended by the Jayhawks on Friday after his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery, the same day the star freshman was chosen Big 12 newcomer of the year.
Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU’s 4th in row
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor.
Murray accounts for 5 TDs, No. 6 Oklahoma beats Kansas
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray lifted Oklahoma — and boosted his Heisman Trophy campaign — with a big finish.
The sixth-ranked Sooners used every bit of offense from Murray to overshadow a huge game from Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr. in Oklahoma's 55-40 victory Saturday night
Murray accounted for two of his five touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
"He's a special player," Kansas coach David Beaty said. "That Heisman needs to go to him."
Murray, No. 6 Oklahoma looks to keep rolling vs. Kansas
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1, No. 6 CFP), 7:30 p.m. EST (FOX).
Line: Oklahoma by 36.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 75-27-6.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Oklahoma is trying to remain in the running for a spot in the Big 12 title game and a shot at the College Football Playoff, and QB Kyler Murray is trying to strengthen his case for the Heisman Trophy. Kansas has a chance to get a big win for coach David Beaty, who will not be retained after the season.
Jayhawks QB Bender has breakthrough moment in upset win
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender had heard all the criticism the past couple years.
He heard it about him. About the Jayhawks. About his embattled coach.
Most of it was fair, too, given that the highly touted prospect had struggled to nail down the starting job for the Jayhawks, who in turn had struggled to win for coach David Beaty.
Bender’s TD tosses, late TCU fumble gives Kansas 27-26 win
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of the few bright spots all season for Kansas has been its ability to force turnovers, doing so at such a high rate that the Jayhawks have the Big 12's best turnover differential.
They produced another one at a crucial juncture against TCU on Saturday.
No. 9 West Virginia looks to go 5-0, faces Kansas at home
Kansas (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) at No. 9 West Virginia (4-0, 2-0), noon ET (ESPN2)
RB Pooka Williams giving Kansas a big lift early in season
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Pooka Williams had just taken a handoff from Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender in the second half of their game Saturday when he saw a host of Rutgers defenders converging on him.
So the 5-foot-9 freshman reversed field and headed toward the Jayhawks' sideline, then found some open space and turned on the jets, only to see another defender standing in his path. There was no going around him, so Williams did the only sensible thing: He tried to go over him.
Kansas tries to turn rare road win into 2-game win streak
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty had the game ball in his hands in a foreign locker room for the first time as the coach at Kansas, and if it was up to him, he'd have snipped it into hundreds of pieces to share with everyone who's been a part of his football program.
He instead tossed it to Pooka Williams, who ran roughshod over Central Michigan. He tossed it to several members of his defense, many of whom had spent three-plus seasons trying in vain for a road win.
Kansas snaps 46-game road skid with 31-7 win at C. Michigan
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Maybe all the Kansas football team needed was a little Pooka.
After being held out of the season opener last week, true freshman Pooka Williams rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns as Kansas snapped the second-longest road losing streak in college football history at 46 games, winning 31-7 at Central Michigan on Saturday.