Oklahoma Rebounds From Shaky Start For 51-46 Win At Texas Tech

Rough starts are hard to overcome on the road and that’s exactly the position Oklahoma put themselves in out in West Texas. Kyler Murray started the game 1-for-4 passing with two of the incomplete passes being interceptions. The turnovers led to a 14-0 deficit, putting the Texas Tech crowd in a frenzy and the Sooners under a lot of pressure.

Murray settled in to lead Oklahoma on four consecutive scoring drives, cutting the 14-point deficit to just three at the half (31-28). Murray was 12-of-20 for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the first thirty minutes. He also accounted for 72 yards and a score on the ground, leading OU to 390 total first half yards.

Oklahoma’s offense wasn’t necessarily at juggernaut status in the third quarter but a 46-yard touchdown pass from Murray to Lee Morris put the Sooners up 35-31 before the remainder of the quarter became filled with penalties and sloppiness.

The Red Raiders pulled within a point at the start of the fourth quarter on a 26-yard field goal by Clayton Hatfield, but a 20-yard touchdown run by Trey Sermon. on Oklahoma’s next possession, gave the Sooners their largest lead of the night at 42-34.

That lead, and score, wasn’t close to holding though as Oklahoma’s revamped defense was taken to task by the Red Raiders offense. Sermon would score again, this time from 30-yards out, to make the score 51-40 in response to a Tech touchdown and failed 2-point conversion that was returned for a safety by Robert Barnes.

Sermon finished with 206 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

One last garbage time score pulled the Red Raiders into a final score of 51-46, giving the Sooners their 19th consecutive true road win but also leaving a lot of doubt about a defense that had put together two solid outings previously.

The Sooners are now 8-1 on the season.


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