Texas Tech falls to #7 Oklahoma, 51-46

Texas Tech falls to #7 Oklahoma, 51-46

Kyler Murray had only three interceptions through his first eight games as Oklahoma's quarterback, and his first pass attempt against the Red Raiders resulted in a Vaughnte Dorsey interception deep in the Sooner's territory. Two plays later, Alan Bowman hit TJ Vasher for a 6-yard touchdown. 

On Oklahoma's next offensive drive, Murray threw another interception to Vaughnte Dorsey. Two out of his five interceptions of the season came in the first eight minutes of the game. Four plays later, Jett Duffey came in for Texas Tech and completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to freshman RB Ta'Zhawn Henry to give the Red Raiders a 14-0 lead. 

Murray and the Sooners responded with a five-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a Lee Morris receiving touchdown to cut Texas Tech's lead in half. 

After a Clayton Hatfield 43-yard field goal gave Tech a 17-7 lead, Kyler Murray had a 12-yard rushing TD to cut the Sooner's deficit to 3. 

It only took 52 seconds for the Red Raiders to increase that lead to 24-14 after Alan Bowman hit Da'Leon Ward for a 45-yard TD. 

The Sooners continued to get into the red zone, scoring on back-to-back offensive possessions to take their first lead of the game, 28-24. 

Alan Bowman and the Red Raiders wrapped up the first half with a four-minute drive that resulted in a one-yard Da'Leon Ward rushing touchdown, his second TD of the night, and Texas Tech got the lead back 31-28 going into halftime. 

Bowman did not play in the second half. After the game Tech athletics identified it as a reoccurrence of the partially collapsed lung Bowman suffered in the West Virginia game. Bowman was taken to the hospital for evaluation and to stay the night. Jett Duffey replaced him as the team's quarterback. 

Early in the 3rd, Kyler Murray found Lee Morris for a 46-yard TD. Duffey drove the offense down inside Oklahoma's red zone, but the Red Raiders had to settle for a field goal, and a 35-34 deficit. The next Oklahoma drive was capped off with a Trey Sermon 20-yard touchdown that gave the Sooners a 42-34 lead. 

On 4th and goal, Kliff Kingsbury decided to go for the game-tying TD. Jett Duffey connected with Zach Austin for a TD to cut the deficit to 42-40. On the two-point conversion, the Red Raiders attempted a trick play where WR and former QB Seth Collins threw a pass that was intercepted and returned to the end zone by Robert Barnes, giving the Sooners a 44-40 lead. 

Trey Sermon topped 200 yards on the next drive, rushing for his third touchdown of the day that gave the Sooners a 51-40 lead. 

Jett Duffey scored a rushing TD late, but Tech didn't recover the ensuing onside kick and fell to Oklahoma 51-46. 

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