Oklahoma comes back to beat Texas Tech 42-30; freshman RB Perine scores 3 TDs

Samaje Perine scored three touchdowns, and Cody Thomas threw for one score and ran for another to lead Oklahoma over Texas Tech 42-30 on Saturday.

The win kept OU coach Bob Stoops from consecutive losses for the first time since 1999.

Perine scored touchdowns from 2, 64 and 11 yards. It was the true freshman's second 200-yard performance. He finished with 213 yards on 25 carries.

Thomas, who was in for injured starter Trevor Knight, threw a 3-yard pass to Neal Durron. Thomas recovered after halftime following three interceptions in the first half.

Aaron Ripkowski scored on a 1-yard run to seal the win for the Sooners (7-3, 4-3 Big 12).

Texas Tech has given up 11 individual 100-yard rushers this season, including two each against Arkansas, West Virginia, TCU and Oklahoma.

Backup quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for four touchdowns to lead Texas Tech (3-7, 1-6).