Red Raiders fall 49-27 at Oklahoma

Red Raiders fall 49-27 at Oklahoma

Nic Shimonek Nic Shimonek

Texas Tech (4-4, 1-4) couldn't sustain their hot start falling to Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1) 49-27 for their third straight loss.   

The Red Raiders marched right down the field on their opening drive behind the legs of Tre King to jump out to the early 6-0 lead.  Both teams would trade scores throughout the rest of the first quarter with Texas Tech leading 20-14 after one.  From the second quarter on, it was all Oklahoma as they outscored the Red Raiders 35-7.   

Nic Shimonek finished with 322 yards on 22-of-36 passing and four touchdowns.  King in his first start, racked up 113 yards on 24 carries to lead the way on the ground.  TJ Vasher recorded five catches for 98 yards and Keke Coutee had four catches for 93 yards and a score to lead all Texas Tech receivers.  In total the Red Raider offense posted 437 yards and turned it over one time on a Shimonek interception.   

Defensively, Jordyn Brooks led the team with 13 tackles followed by Kolin Hill and Dakota Allen who each finished with 10.  The Sooners finished with 617 yards of total offense including 336 on the ground.  Rodney Anderson ran the ball 24 times for 181 yards and a score.  Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards on 22-of-34 passing and four touchdowns in his final game against his former squad.   
 

Texas Tech returns home next Saturday as they host Kansas State.  Kickoff is set for 11.   

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