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Oklahoma Football Flashback | The Key Play Against Texas Tech In 2019

M. Hofeld


Offensively Oklahoma had Texas Tech right where they wanted them. The Red Raiders haven’t really challenged the Sooner offense in recent years and that was the case once again in 2019.

Jalen Hurts threw for 415 yards and 3 touchdowns as Lincoln Riley’s offense amassed 55 points and 644 total yards of offense.

Defense has been a different story though as the Sooners and Red Raiders have shared in some epic shootouts recently. With the pressure on first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch to produce immediate results the Oklahoma defense delivered.

After forcing back-to-back three-and-outs on Tech’s first two offensive possessions of the game, Matt Wells inserted Jett Duffey at quarterback hoping the change will get things moving for the Red Raider offense. Facing a 3rd-and-9 from its own 22-yard line, Duffey was sacked by Kenneth Murray for a 10-yard loss.

The sack set up Texas Tech’s third consecutive three-and-out and essentially sent a message to Wells that it wasn’t the quarterback stalling the defense, it was Murray and his band of brothers.

The Red Raiders managed just 314 yards in the 55-16 loss to Oklahoma. A sure sign that Grinch was bringing change to the Sooner defense.

Here’s How The Play Happened

There’s really nothing special here….no stunting or anything Murray just straight beats his man.

Duffey never had a chance

Lined up as an edge rusher, Murray shows the type of speed that made NFL scouts drool by blowing right by left tackle Travis Bruffy to the quarterback. Jett Duffey never had a chance on this play.

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