Saturday's NCAA football action included a conference showdown between the Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats. The game saw the No. 9 team in the nation on the ropes early, with the home team leading by as much as 11 points at the half. However, Baker Mayfield and the Sooners were resilient and staged an impressive second-half comeback. Here's a look at how the Sooners defeated the Wildcats 42-35 on Saturday afternoon.

NCAA game recap

In today's battle at Kansas State, the Wildcats opened up with two touchdowns in just the first quarter.

They'd add a third in the second quarter and finish ahead of the Sooners 21-10 at the half. oklahoma shut them out in the third quarter while putting a touchdown and field goal on the board. In the third quarter, the two teams combined for 36 points but it was the Sooners scoring 22 points to take the game by seven, 42-35.

Baker Mayfield led the charge today for the Oklahoma Sooners. He completed 32-of-41 pass attempts for 410 yards and two touchdowns. Rodney Anderson was also big for the Sooners, rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while Marquise Brown led all receivers with 126 yards on six catches. Anderson and Dimitri Flowers had the two touchdown catches from Mayfield and totaled 50 yards between them for the game.

On the other side, the Kansas State Wildcats got an impressive performance from quarterback Alex Delton who not only totaled 144 yards passing and a touchdown but also had 27 rushes for 142 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Barnes had another 108 yards on the ground and a touchdown for his team. The receiving core was led by Byron Pringle who had just two catches for 70 yards.

Isaiah Zuber had the team's only touchdown reception for the receivers.

In today's game, the Sooners totaled 619 yards of offense compared to 412 for the home team. The bulk of those yards for Oklahoma came courtesy of Mayfield's strong passing game. Each team had two turnovers in the game, but the Sooners had 28 first downs and held the ball for nearly 33 minutes of the game today, making efficient use of their time when they were on offense.

Standings & what's next

The Oklahoma Sooners improved their record to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12. More importantly, they still have an outside chance to snag a College Football Playoffs spot if they can continue winning and get some luck. Next up for the Sooners is a home game when they host Texas Tech starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time next Saturday night.

The Kansas State Wildcats dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference with today's loss. They'll try to bounce back next week when they take on Kansas on the road starting at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.