Oklahoma-Texas Tech Preview Capsule

No. 17 Oklahoma (2-1) at Texas Tech (4-0), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2)

Line: Oklahoma by 5.

Series Record: Oklahoma 13-6.


The Sooners have one loss (24-19 to then-No. 15 Kansas State two weeks ago) along with four other Big 12 teams, and though it's still early, OU needs a win in Lubbock to stay in conference contention. The Sooners seek to avenge a loss to the Red Raiders last season that broke their 39-game win streak in Norman. A win for Texas Tech, No. 1 nationally in total defense (167.5 ypg), would make it four straight victories in Lubbock.


Oklahoma: WR Kenny Stills. The junior had an off day in OU's loss to Kansas State two weeks ago, getting 60 yards receiving. He'll take a per game average of 100 yards receiving into the contest against the Red Raiders who boast the nation's best pass defense (82 ypg) and includes DB Cornelius Douglas, who had two picks last week.


Oklahoma: QB Landry Jones has struggled this season. The senior and four-year starter admitted playing "dumb football" after the loss to Kansas State, fumbling at the Sooners 5 to give the Wildcats a defensive TD and throwing a momentum-killing interception on another drive.

Texas Tech: QB Seth Doege chewed up the Sooners last season, throwing four touchdowns and 441 yards. In last week's 24-13 win, Doege threw for three touchdowns and 331 yards with two interceptions.


Oklahoma is 8-5 against Texas Tech under Bob Stoops, including 6-1 at home and 2-4 in Lubbock. . . . The Red Raiders win in Ames, Iowa, last week snapped a five-game Big 12 skid going back to last season. . . . OU has forced two or more turnovers against the Red Raiders in nine of their 13 Big 12 games. . . . Texas Tech has a daunting stretch of games after facing the Sooners; following the OU game, the Red Raiders host No. 8 West Virginia, play at No. 15 TCU and No. 7 Kansas State and come home against No. 11 Texas. . . . Oklahoma last beat the Red Raiders in Lubbock in 2003 when the Sooners upended Texas Tech 56-25.