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Texas Tech ends futility vs. Oklahoma, wins 51-48 in OT

Field Level Media
27 Nov 2022, 14:55 GMT+10

Tyler Shough threw for 436 yards and two touchdowns and Trey Wolff kicked three field goals -- including the game-winner -- as host Texas Tech knocked off Oklahoma 51-48 in overtime on Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas.

The Red Raiders (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) beat the Sooners for the first time in 11 tries, finishing the season on a three-game winning streak.

Oklahoma (6-6, 3-6) finished with its worst record since 1998.

Jerand Bradley had eight catches for a career-high 173 yards and a touchdown for Texas Tech.

The Sooners got the ball first in overtime, but quarterback Dillon Gabriel was injured on the first play -- a pass from wide receiver Drake Stoops to Gabriel off a reverse -- and the Oklahoma offense stalled.

Zach Schmit's 34-yard field goal try went wide right, setting up Wolff's game-winner on the next possession.

Gabriel finished 28 of 40 for 449 yards and six touchdowns, but it wasn't enough.

Eric Gray ran for 161 yards, while Marvin Mims (5 catches, 162 yards, 2 TDs) and Theo Wease (3 catches, 123 yards, TD) had big days receiving for Oklahoma.

The Sooners' C.J. Coldon intercepted Shough, giving Oklahoma the ball in Texas Tech territory with 5:16 remaining and the game tied.

The Sooners' offense couldn't get anything going, but Schmit's 42-yard field goal gave his team a 48-45 lead with 4:04 left.

The Red Raiders then drove the ball steadily down the field, tying it on Wolff's field goal with 3 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.

Oklahoma led 24-7 midway through the second quarter and looked in control. But Texas Tech scored 17 points in the final 3:09 of the first half to pull within one at halftime.

The Red Raiders ripped off a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in which they never faced a third down to cut the lead to 24-13.

Safety Dadrion Taylor-Demerson's interception on the third play of the next drive gave Tech the ball inside the Sooners' 30. It took just four plays for the Red Raiders to strike again, this time on Donovan Smith's 7-yard run that pulled Tech within four with 1:28 remaining.

The Red Raiders' defense quickly forced a punt, and a pair of long passing plays took them 77 yards in 45 seconds to set up a 29-yard field goal on the final play before halftime to cut Oklahoma's lead to 24-23.

--Field Level Media

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