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Oklahoma Sooners 63 - Texas Tech Red Raiders 27 | Notes & Quotes

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The offense was really special, the O-line helped us to be able to run the ball over 400 yards and perform the way we did. I thought the offense was really excellent in protecting and running the ball. Of course our two running backs Samaje and Joe were special. They just need opportunities and a little bit of space to make something happen and they did. I thought Baker again was excellent and so were the receivers. - Bob Stoops

"I said all along that we would continue to mature and get better as time went. That's happening to a degree of course - we have to keep making it happen. And of course, Joe and Samaje were great running the ball. We executed better and blocked better. We were better today, but we need to be better next week. To me it's all a growing and maturing process. We're never satisfied. I don't think we've reached at all what we're capable of. It's our job as coaches to keep pushing for more and the players need to as well." Bob Stoops on the offensive line

"I thought he played really well. The one interception he was counting on one of our receivers to break something off and come back to it and didn't do that. It looked worse than maybe it was. I thought he did a great job running the offense and managing it. Because of the way they were covering we were able to hand the ball off more. He did a great job checking us into run plays and getting the right runs, throwing screens and running the ball when he needed to." - Bob Stoops on Baker Mayfield

"Dakota I thought was awesome. He didn't miss a tackle out there. All those one on one tackles aren't easy when they throw the ball out there with all that space. I thought he really handled it great. My hat goes off to Dakota." - Bob Stoops on Dakota Austin

"We want to be able to attack whatever people are giving us. I believe they always give you something on defense and if you're not good enough to attack what they're giving you, you're going to find problems. We're starting to get more well-rounded offensively and I think we're headed in the right direction." - Lincoln Riley on the offense

"I kind of just do what I'm told. I'm just trying to help out this team in whatever way I can. Whatever the coaches ask of me, that's what I'll do." - Mark Andrews on his role in the offense

"It's been a point of emphasis. We haven't run the ball the way that we want to, the way we're accustomed to around here. The last couple weeks, really all season, we haven't been running to the level that we're capable of. Especially with as good of backs that we have. So we've been stressing it. We had a great game plan going into it, really keying in to the stuff they were doing. We thought we saw some opportunities in the run game, some seams in there and exploited those, and able to block it up pretty well." - Ty Darlington on running the ball

"It makes my job easy. It means I can check into running plays whenever we need. Like I said, the play-action to Mark was all due to the running game. I could care less about my stats. If we get that going, and get victories, and score 60 points a game, I'm happy. " - Baker Mayfield on the impact of the running backs

"Just glanced at the end zone. I had a couple of guys on me. I just told myself that I wasn't going to go down on the one-yard line. I gave a little extra effort and got in the end zone." - Samaje Perine on his 3-yard touchdown run

"That was pretty cool, it was funny how it happened with the ball just flying in the air. It felt like it was up there forever." - Frank Shannon on his interception

"I knew he was getting the ball out so I just jumped and batted it. It could have went any way but it just went into my hands. I was really just trying to knock it down but it came down. Tried to go for six and got tripped up." 

"I thought my stiff arm was alright, for me at least. You know, I'm not a running back, but I did play running back in little league. I got tripped up. I hated that, and wish I could have scored, but we got six points out of it so it's all good." - Eric Striker on his interception

Game Notes

• Bob Stoops is now 12-5 vs. Texas Tech and 3-0 vs. Kliff Kingsbury.

• The last time OU scored 55 or more points in consecutive games was in 2011 (Ball State 62 points, Texas 55 points).

• Under Stoops, the Sooners are now 48-0 when scoring 50 or more points.

• OU finished with season highs in rushing yards (405) and rushing TDs (seven). It was the first time the Sooners had at least 300 yards on the ground since last year's Kansas game.

• Saturday marked the first time OU had two players with at least 100 yards rushing and two rushing TDs each since the 2008 Big 12 Championship game vs. Missouri (Mossis Madu, Chris Brown - each had three TDs).

• Over the last two games, the Sooners have intercepted seven passes. The last time OU recorded seven interceptions in a two-game stretch was in the 2000 national championship year.

• Mark Andrews caught a 13-yard TD, his fifth score of the season on 10 total receptions. He is tied with Kenny Stills for second in TD catches by an OU freshman, one shy of Ryan Broyles' record of six. The TD catch also tied Andrews with Sterling Shepard for the OU season lead.

• Baker Mayfield was 15 for 22 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. He crossed the 2,000-yard mark for the season and currently ranks 16th in OU single-season history with 2,087 passing yards.

Joe Mixon finished with career highs in rushing yards (154) and carries (16).

• With 2,334 career rushing yards, Perine now ranks 18th in school history. He passed Kejuan Jones.

• Perine's 48-yard run in the third quarter, OU's longest rushing play of the year.

• With 13 tackles, Frank Shannon posted the fourth double-digit tackle performance of his career and first of the year.

• Eric Striker finished with 1.5 sacks, moving him into sixth place in OU history with 21.5 total sacks. He also increased his program record for most sacks by an OU linebacker