Tenth-Ranked Sooners Run Past Texas Tech, 49-27
NORMAN – Baker Mayfield completed 22 of 34 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for another score to lead No. 10 Oklahoma to a 49-27 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night.
Rodney Anderson had 181 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Abdul Adams returned from a two-game absence due to an ankle injury to add 95 yards rushing on 10 carries for the Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12).
CeeDee Lamb totaled nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns, while Mark Andrews added six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown for Oklahoma, which amassed 617 yards of total offense.
Nic Shimonek passed for 322 yards and four touchdowns on 22 of 36 passing for Texas Tech (4-4, 1-4). Tre King had 113 yards rushing on 24 carries, while T.J. Vasher added five receptions for 98 yards, and Keke Coutee had four catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Batson added two receiving touchdowns.
Everyone expected the Sooners' offense to produce and they did, topping 500 yards of offense for the seventh time in eight games this year, but it was their adjustments on defense that truly secured the victory. They surrendered 20 points and 211 yards of offense, including 87 rushing, and trailed 20-14, in the opening quarter.
Oklahoma limited Texas Tech to 174 yards — just four rushing — over the second and third quarters combined, by which point the Sooners held the 22-point lead.
Up next, the Sooners travel across the state next Saturday to face No. 11 Oklahoma State in Bedlam.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT next Saturday and the game will be televised on FS1.