Baker Mayfield threw a new school record 7 Pass TD tonight. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Lab6qDgEtW
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 23, 2016
The Oklahoma Sooners improved to 5-2 on Saturday night by winning their fourth consecutive game in record-breaking fashion. OU and Texas Tech combined for 1,704 yards, 75 first downs, and 125 points in a game that was back and forth throughout.
Baker Mayfield threw for 545 yards and, a school record, seven touchdowns in his return to Lubbock. Dede Westbrook continued his rise as the top receiving target in the Big 12 with 202 yards, and two scores, on nine receptions. That gives him 10 touchdowns in conference play.
🚨 RECORD ALERT 🚨@DedeTHEGreat11 touchdown counter in 4 games: 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
That’s the most in Oklahoma history in that span. pic.twitter.com/EVAs8GIO2d
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) October 23, 2016
The star for Oklahoma though has to be running back Joe Mixon who averaged 8.5 yards per carry on his way to 263 yards on the ground. He also caught four passes for 114 yards and three scores, giving him five total touchdowns and 377 all-purpose yards, the second most in school history.
Even with all of the celebration over the offensive performance, Oklahoma fans are left with the sinking feeling that the defense gave up 854 yards and 59 points to a Tech offense that West Virginia held to 17 points in Lubbock last week. Injuries aside, I’m really not sure how anyone feels good about the defense, in it’s current state, as the Sooners get ready for the meaty party of their conference schedule.
I hate to say this but OU looked a lot more like Texas Tech than they did the Sooners. All offense and no defense.