The No. 24 Oklahoma Sooners took care of business against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-4, 1-4) in a not-really-all-that-hostile environment, cruising to a 62-28 victory that was never truly even that close. With the win, OU improves to 4-2 overall on the season and 3-2 in Big 12 play.
On Saturday night, Spencer Rattler had one of his best performances of the 2020 season despite a few costly drops for would-be scores from his receivers. Coming into the contest, TTU’s secondary had a reputation of giving up big plays through the air, and that unit didn’t do anything to change that narrative. In just over a half of play, Oklahoma’s redshirt freshman QB recorded 288 yards and two touchdowns while completing 21 of 30 pass attempts.
Senior RB Rhamondre Stevenson made his long-awaited return (along with junior DE Ronnie Perkins) in Lubbock after serving a six-game suspension dating back to last season. Right away, it was apparent to anyone with an ounce of eyesight that he is now the best option in the backfield for the Sooners. On the night, he amassed 87 yards and three scores on 13 carries.
Alex Grinch’s ‘SpeedD’ kept its fire going after shutting down TCU last weekend. On Halloween, OU’s defense pitched yet another stupendous performance, limiting the Red Raiders for the majority of the evening before calling the dogs off down the stretch. Individually, redshirt junior DB Tre Norwood was the recipient of not one but two tipped interceptions in the first quarter. Meanwhile, redshirt junior DE Isaiah Thomas also scooped up free money with a fumble recovery in the second quarter. In all, Oklahoma won the turnover battle over Tech in a big way, 3-0.
Up next, Oklahoma returns to the Palace on the Prairie for its first home game in six weeks. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Sooners will welcome Les Miles and the Kansas Jayhawks (0-6, 0-5) to Norman. OU has won its last 15 meetings with KU dating back to 2000. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN2.
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