Texas Tech Upsets No. 3 Oklahoma 41-38
Texas Tech raced out to a 24-7 halftime lead and held on in the second half to defeat the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners 41-38 in a game delayed 1 hour and 38 minutes due to lightning storms in Norman.
The loss snapped Oklahoma’s 39-game home winning streak as Texas Tech Quarterback Seth Doege and Wide Receiver Alex Torres connected on three touchdowns. Doege went 33 of 52 passing for 441 yards and 4 touchdowns with no interceptions.
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones struggled most of the night going 30 of 55 for 441 yards with 5 touchdowns and a interception. Jones was off his mark for most the evening until midway through the third quarter as the Sooners got rolling on offense scoring 31 points after halftime.
Texas Tech jumped on the board first with a Doege to Torres 44 yard screen pass for a touchdown 68 seconds into the game for a 7-0 lead. Oklahoma came right back a minute later to even up the score at 7-7 with a 15 yard Landry Jones to Kenny Stills.
The Red Raiders wreaked havoc on the Sooner offense throughout the first half with 4 consecutive three and outs in the first half. Texas Tech would counter with a Seth Doege 1 yard touchdown run then coming back on offense again with a 30 yard touchdown pass from Doege to Alex Torres to make it 21-7. Donnie Carona would add a field goal to make the score 24-7 Texas Tech at halftime.
Tech would march down the field after another Oklahoma three and out and put up another touchdown between Doege and Torres. Oklahoma would comeback with a fury of touchdowns and cut the lead to 31-24 in the fourth quarter.
Tech would counter with another Donnie Carona field goal to push the lead to 34-24 then after an Oklahoma punt, Tech marched down the field and Tremain Swindall made a catch with one foot in the end zone for a touchdown to push the lead to 41-24.
Oklahoma would rally with two more touchdowns late with Landry Jones throwing touchdown passes of 55 yards and 22 yards to Jaz Reynolds and James Hannah respectively.
Texas Tech is 4-3 against the Sooners since 2005.