Oklahoma football: Sooners win big in Lubbock

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This was by far the best game Oklahoma football played all year. The Sooners went into Lubbock on Halloween night and rolled past the Texas Tech Red Raiders with ease. Oklahoma won 62-28 and dominated all on sides of the ball.

It’s no surprise the addition of Ronnie Perkins and Rhamondre Stevenson helped on both sides. Perkins had three solo tackles, two for a loss and made his presence known on the line that Oklahoma controlled all night. Offensively, Stevenson had 13 carries for 87 yards and three touchdowns, opening up the run game the Sooners have tried all season to get going. Oklahoma was aggressive and finally completed the big plays that helped it run away with the game early. So early that Lincoln Riley had the second team in by the third quarter. Granted, Texas Tech has been struggling, but this is the momentum the Sooners needed with Kansas and then Bedlam. All around, it is a bright future for this young Oklahoma team.


Riley’s offense at Oklahoma has never been boring to watch. On Saturday night, the Sooners offense could not be stopped. The offensive line controlled the pressure and allowed Spencer Rattler to have plenty of time to make excellent throws while opening up big holes for the run game. Rattler was 21 for 30 for 288 yards and two touchdowns, looking like he is starting to settle in. Oklahoma has so many young offensive weapons all over the field who got to touch the ball last night. Theo Wease led the receivers with five catches for 105 yards and Austin Stogner with three catches for 77 yards. The Sooners offense is set and looking very dangerous.


This Oklahoma defense has continued to stay aggressive and forced three more turnovers against Texas Tech. The Sooners had two sacks and nine tackles for a loss while having a combined 51 total tackles. The addition of Perkins on this defensive line definitely added another threat for Alex Grinch’s defense. Perkins and Perrion Winfrey are problems on this Oklahoma front line. Marcus Stripling on the edge is a player to watch for on this Oklahoma defense for the next couple of years as well. He does a great job on the edge with speed and aggressiveness. If this Sooners defense stays aggressive, Oklahoma might be looking at a sixth straight Big 12 title.

Moving Forward

These last four games are very crucial for Oklahoma. Luckily it has three of its last four games at home. The two big upcoming games for the Sooners are Bedlam against Oklahoma State and at West Virginia right after. Next week Oklahoma has Kansas at home and should not overlook any team considering what has happened this season. This Sooners team has a lot of momentum going into the last stretch of the season. Do not count out Oklahoma football just yet.