There have been a few times when Texas Tech tried to play "big boy" ball with the Sooners only to find themselves buried beneath an onslaught of Oklahoma points. One such time happened on November 23, 2002 when the 24th ranked Red Raiders rolled into Norman with quarterback Kliff Kingsbury averaging 371 yards per game through the air. Tech limped out with a 60-15 loss where Kingsbury was harassed by six sacks and two interceptions.
Offensively the Sooners were powered by Quentin Griffin's 207 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including a 62-yard touchdown scamper on Oklahoma's second possession of the game. OU built a 46-0 lead before Texas Tech finally scored on a kickoff return in the third quarter. The Red Raiders' lone offensive score came in the fourth quarterwith the Sooners leading 52-7.
Also not to be overlooked on the day was that Oklahoma's defense forced two safeties and also (special teams) blocked a punt.