(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: (19) Oklahoma 45, Texas Tech 7
Norman, OK (Sports Network) - Landry Jones threw for 316 yards and five touchdowns on 23-of-31 passing as 19th-ranked Oklahoma trounced Big 12 rival Texas Tech, 45-7, during its home finale at Memorial Stadium.
Ryan Broyles had 119 yards and three touchdowns on eight catches for a passing attack that helped the Sooners (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) maintain the nation's longest home win streak at 36 games and bounce back from a 33-19 loss at Texas A&M last Saturday.
"I just played better this week," Jones said of Saturday's game compared to Texas A&M. "Last week I just missed some things down the field. I didn't throw the ball as well as I should have. I was more on target, played more shots, cleaner on my reads this week."
Taylor Potts completed 18-of-36 passes for 136 yards and two interceptions for Texas Tech (5-5, 3-5) in the loss, while Baron Batch had 91 yards on 11 carries. The Red Raiders were coming off an upset win over then 14th-ranked Missouri last Saturday, 24-17.
Jones was perfect, 4-of-4 for 56 yards, on the game's opening drive that was capped off by a touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray from 12 yards out.
Texas Tech answered back with a seven play, 67-yard drive that ended with a three-yard pass from wide receiver Detron Lewis to Darrin Moore with 10:03 left in the opening quarter. It was Lewis' first career touchdown pass.
The Sooners regained the lead, 10-7, after the offense stalled in the red zone and Jimmy Stevens had to kick a 34-yard field goal.
Jones hooked up with speedy Kenny Stills for a long 59-yard touchdown heave with 5:01 left in the opening act. During Oklahoma's next drive, the ground game joined the scoring action when Roy Finch scored on a 29-yard slash up the middle to take a decisive lead, 24-7. He ended the game with 67 yards on 12 carries.
The Sooners opened the second quarter scoring on a Jones' 29-yard touchdown pass to Broyles. Jones threw for 76 yards on four completions during the drive.
He found Broyles again to finish off Oklahoma's first-half scoring rout on an 18-yard TD pass with 27 seconds left in the opening half. The Sooners took a 38-7 lead into the break.
"They've got some good athletes plus they're well coached, play well at home," Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville said of Oklahoma. "We knew we had to get to halftime to have a chance and we didn't do it."
The offenses struggled to score during the second half where they were held scoreless through the first six minutes. But the Jones-Broyles connection fired up again when they had an eight-yard pass-and-catch with 5:53 left in the third to make it a 45-7 score.
Neither team was able to find the end zone during the remainder of the game.
Oklahoma's only disappointment of the day was when defensive tackle Adrian Taylor tore his Achilles tendon and left the game.
"Adrian will be sad," OU head coach Bob Stoops said after the game. "He will be finished for the season. He tore his Achilles tendon in his other foot, not the one he hurt a year ago in the bowl game. Adrian has been an amazing, great leader for us. Players love him and of course we do as coaches. He brings a lot of spirit and energy to the locker room. We're sad for him."
The Sooners racked in a total of 562 offensive yards...The series is 2-2 during the last four meetings... Landry took most of the fourth quarter off as Drew Allen replaced him, but did not throw a pass... Murray was the team's leading rusher with 79 yards...Texas Tech's leading receiver was Detron Lewis with 59 yards on seven catches.
11/13 21:18:03 ET