5:49 p.m. | Thanks For Joining and Boomer Sooner
That's it for us in Lubbock as the Oklahoma Sooners top Texas Tech in dominating fashion, 41-20. Keep your eyes on SoonerSports.com as we'll have a recap, quotes, notes, highlights, photos and more from today's win. Thanks everyone for joining in and we hope you do so next Saturday as well as OU takes on Texas in the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised on ABC.
5:46 p.m. | Red Raiders Score
Texas Tech covers 86 yards in 10 plays capped by a SaDale Foster 3-yard TD run for what will likely be the final score, 41-20.
5:40 p.m. | QB Change
Redshirt freshman quarterback Michael Brewer is in at quarterback now for Texas Tech. His first pass was a 36-yarder.
5:37 p.m. | Still(s) Playing Hard
Four of Kenny Stills' now team-high seven catches came on OU's most recent drive. Damien Williams has a team-best 78 receiving yards. The Sooners punt the ball and Tech takes over at its own 14-yard line with 5:25 left.
5:34 p.m. | Hard Hitter
Several times today, running back Damien Williams has initiated the contact with the defender, lowering his shoulder and embracing the hit. Most of the time, the defender has been the one on the ground with Williams standing tall. That's the kind of mentality OU has played with throughout the game.
5:30 p.m. | If the Score Holds...
This would mark OU's second-biggest win in Lubbock all-time (41-13; 27 points). Coincidentally, OU's last victory here was its largest with a 56-25 margin (31 points).
5:23 p.m. | Kasitati OK
OU offensive lineman Nila Kasitati was down on the field for a few moments but walked back to the Sooner sideline under his own power.
5:20 p.m. | Defense on Doege
Texas Tech QB Seth Doege has thrown three interceptions today, marking just the second time he's done that in his career. He also three three INTs vs. Kansas State last season.
5:07 p.m. | Crowd Filing Out
What was a raucous sea of black is now mixed in with the sight of bleachers and red seats. Oklahoma has done a great job to this point handling the intimidating environment, one the Sooners haven't won in since 2003. That looks like it will change today.
5:04 p.m. | From 14 to 41
The Sooners have now scored 27 consecutive points following Michael Hunnicutt's 42-yard field goal. The third quarter has come to an end with the Sooners blanking Tech in the period, 17-0. OU leads 41-13.
4:50 p.m. | Noting the Last Pick
Javon Harris' 46-yard INT return for a TD was the first by a Sooner since Demontre Hurst had a 55-yard return for a score vs. Texas (10/8/11). Additionally, the three interceptions on the day by OU are the most since they had three vs. Texas A&M (11/5/11). Here was Harris' INT:
4:47 p.m. | Jump Around?
We don't think they'll be queing up "Jump Around" here at Jones Stadium, but the Sooners are rocking. Javon Harris returned OU's third interception of the day 46 yards for a touchdown to give the Sooners a 38-13 lead. With 23:40 left in the game, there are a lot of Texas Tech fans heading out the gate.
4:44 p.m. | Jones Stadium Attendance Record
Today's attendance of 60,800 at Jones AT&T Stadium is a venue record. The Sooners have done a good job of quieting the blackout crowd as possible.
4:42 p.m. | Ring the Bell
Blake Bell finds the end zone from one yard out for the second time today, marking his fifth career multi-rushing TD game. OU has scored 17 unanswered points for a 31-13 lead with 9:13 remaining in the third quarter:
4:38 p.m. | Halftime Reaction From Coach Stoops
From the halftime interview with Head Coach Bob Stoops: happy with the defense, making Tech earn every yard, haven't given up anything big, nothing easy. Stoops wants to force Tech to make long drives. The chances for turnovers go up.
4:37 p.m. | Turnover on Downs
Texas Tech decided to go for it on fourth-and-5 from the OU 36-yard line and Frank Shannon's first career sack sets the OU offense up for its first second-half possession at its own 46-yard line. The biggest defensive play on that drive may have been Tony Jefferson's touchdown-saving tackle on a 22-yard reception from SaDale Foster.
4:30 p.m. | Third Quarter on the Way
We're under a minute from kicking off the second-half here at Jones AT&T Stadium. It will be interesting to see how each team responds from the first two quarters. OU only outgained Tech by 17 yards in the first-half (251-234), but did a better job of finishing off drives and executing.
4:21 p.m. | First-Half Audio Clips
Learfield is providing audio clips from the Sooner Sports Network radio call of today's game with Toby Rowland, Merv Johnson and Chris Plank on their Twitter feed @LearfieldSports. Listen in for the excitement:
4:16 p.m. | More on Landry Jones
With 175 passing yards in the first half, Landry Jones moved into second on the Big 12 career list and eighth place on the NCAA career list with 13,326. He passed Texas' Colt McCoy who had 13,253 from 2006-09.
4:14 p.m. | About That Last TD...
That was Landry Jones' 100th career TD pass. He is one of three players in Big 12 history and one of 23 in NCAA history to have 100 TD passes and 13,000 passing yards in his career.
With his 100th TD pass, Jones is now tied for 13th all-time in NCAA history with Marshall's Chad Pennington (1997-99).
It marked Kenny Stills' 145th career reception to move into eighth in OU history, passing Malcolm Kelly who had 144 from 2005-07.
Stills now has 16 career TD receptions, tying for eighth all-time at OU with Trent Smith (1999-02).
4:09 p.m. | Halftime in Lubbock
Using a 17-6 advantage in the second-quarter thanks to red zone precision on both ends of the ball, the Sooners head to the locker room with a 24-13 advantage. The Red Raiders will open the second half with the football.
4:06 p.m. | It's Good!
Michael Hunnicutt's 33-yard field goal makes this a two-possession game here with 31 seconds left
in the first half.
4:04 p.m. | Huge Interception
Aaron Colvin's first career interception came at a good time, extinguishing a Texas Tech drive. Oklahoma is back in the red zone with a chance to extend its lead further before halftime.
4:02 p.m. | Kenny Stills Feature
Junior WR Kenny Stills, who just hauled in his third receiving touchdown of the season, was featured by Sooner Sports TV on maturing into a leader. Check it out below:
3:57 p.m. | Finishing Drives
Oklahoma has been excellent in the red zone thus far, reaching the end zone on all three attempts. Kenny Stills' first catch of the game was a big one, a 13-yard touchdown catch to extend OU's lead to 21-13. Here's the highlight:
3:54 p.m. | Last Timeout
With 4:14 remaining in the first-half, Oklahoma has used its final timeout of the first two quarters. The Sooners have second-and-14 coming up at the Tech 20-yard line. Freshman WR Durron Neal has registered his first two career catches on this drive, good for 25 and 13 yards.
3:49 p.m. | Bend, Don't Break
Although Texas Tech has gotten deep into OU territory three times, the Sooners have held the Red Raiders to field goals on two of those drives. Conversely, OU has punched it into the end zone on both of its long drives, something the Sooners struggled with against Kansas State. Tech's Ryan Bustin nailed a 44-yard field goal to bring the score to 14-13.
3:34 p.m. | Belldozin'
Blake Bell's 1-yard touchdown run, his second of the season and 15th of his career, gives OU a 14-10 lead here in Lubbock. Damien Williams had his hands on three of the nine plays, accounting for 28 total yards. Check out the TD:
3:24 p.m. | Hey Wilson!
Julian Wilson, who tallied his first career start today, also already has a career-high four tackles. He's currently tied for the team lead with Aaron Colvin, who made the critical third-down tackle specified below.
3:23 p.m. | Tech Takes Lead
Tech recorded the longest drive of the day (13 plays), but a big third-down stop by OU forced the Red Raiders to settle for a field goal. Texas Tech leads, 10-7.
3:18 p.m. | Jones Moves Up Part II
With six completions so far today, Jones moved into fourth all-time in the Big 12 with 1,095 for his career, passing Missouri's Chase Daniel (1,094).
3:16 p.m. | End of the First Quarter
At the end of the first quarter, we're knotted at 7. Texas Tech will open the second stanza on the OU 26-yard line facing 2nd-and-12. Check out recently posted photos to our live gameday Facebook gallery from pregame, including Justin Brown (below), who scored the opening touchdown for OU.
3:08 p.m. | Starting Over
For the first time in his career, defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland picked off the quarterback. On the return, McFarland fumbled the ball and Texas Tech recovered, giving the Red Raiders the ball back where they originally started the possession at the 4-yard line.
3:06 p.m. | OU's First Score
Did you miss Oklahoma's first touchdown? Check out the 13-yard strike from Landry Jones to Justin Brown below:
3:04 p.m. | Way Far Punt
Following OU's second possession, senior Tress Way booted a punt 71 yards into the wind, a season-long for one of the OU captains. The third-longest punt of his career was downed at the Tech 4-yard line. Way's career-long was an 85-yard punt vs. Utah State on Sept. 4, 2010.
3:01 p.m. | Jones Moves Up
Landry Jones now has 99 touchdown passes in his career, tying for 14th all-time in NCAA history with USC's Matt Leinart (2002-05), Rice's Chase Clement (2005-08) and Western Michigan's Tim Hiller (2005-09).
3:00 p.m. | Tuberville on the OU Defense
The ABC broadcast shared that Tommy Tuberville felt like they could run the ball of the gut against this Sooner defense. First play for Tech's offense indeed was right up the middle and the Raiders used the same play to cross the goal line for its first TD of the game.
2:58 p.m. | Starters for OU
Offense: Trey Metoyer, Justin Brown, Kenny Stills, Trey Millard, Lane Johnson, Adam Shead, Gabe Ikard, Bronson Irwin, Darrell Williams, Damien Williams, Landry Jones
Defense: David King, Chuka Ndulue, Jamarkus McFarland, R.J. Washington, Demontre Hurst, Julian Wilson, Tom Wort, Gabe Lynn, Aaron Colvin, Javon Harris, Tony Jefferson
2:57 p.m. | Tech Answers
Texas Tech responded with a nine-play, 71-yard drive in 3:48 to tie the game at 7. Judging by the first two possessions, we might be in for a shootout here in Lubbock.
2:48 p.m. | Touchdown Brown
Senior WR Justin Brown caught a 13-yard touchdown pass to cap a 12-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 4:01. It marked the only first-quarter touchdown that the Texas Tech defense has given up this season and was Brown's first as a Sooner.
2:41 p.m. | Damien Williams' First Start
Junior RB Damien Williams notched his first start today. ABC analyst Chris Spielman from the national TV broadcast: "Sooners have the Tech defense on their heels already. Coaches told us Damien Williams earned the right this week to carry the rock. The offensive line is getting a good push up front early."
2:33 p.m. | It's Gametime
Texas Tech wins the toss and defers. Oklahoma will open the game with the ball here in a minute.
2:24 p.m. | 360 Panoramic View at Tech
Check out a panoramic view from midfield at Jones AT&T Stadium shortly after the Sooners arrived. The stands were empy then, but they are filling up with black now as we're about 10 minutes from kickoff. Click here for other dynamic ways to view the image.
1:13 p.m. | Sooners Arriving at Jones Stadium Video
Watch as the Sooners got off the bus and headed to the visiting locker room at Jones Stadium. A different gameday, a different hat for Kenny Stills - one that suits the weather a little better.
1:02 p.m. | Photo Gallery Updated
Check out our updated Facebook photo gallery, which includes shots of the atmosphere around Jones Stadium and the Sooners initial visit to the field:
12:55 p.m. | We Have Arrived
The Sooners have made it to Jones AT&T Stadium and are minutes away from taking the field for warm-ups.
12:05 p.m. | Loading Up
Sooner staff and players are in the process of loading the buses at the hotel to head to Jones AT&T Stadium. Keep up with our progress here in our live blog.
11:52 a.m. | Live Photo Stream
In addition to our live blog, we're updating our live Facebook photo stream throughout Saturday. To start, here's the OU Athletics equipment staff getting the Sooners' locker room set up at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock:
11:03 a.m. | GameDay Picks
Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and guest picker and country music artist Darius Rucker all picked the Sooners to top Texas Tech. Says Rucker, "It's Oklahoma's payback."
10:23 a.m. | OU-Tech Headlines
Here are the latest headlines for Saturday morning from local and national sources covering both the OU and Tech perspectives:
10:15 a.m. | College GameDay on OU-Tech
ESPN's College GameDay touched on our game briefly just now. Desmond Howard, who picked OU to get to the national championship game in the preseason, says he hasn't thrown in the towel on that choice yet and expects OU to win today. Kirk Herbstreit predicted that Landry Jones will "get after it" and likes OU to win on the road.
9:56 a.m. | Meetings Underway
Offensive and defensive meetings have officially started in preparation for this afternoon's game. OU's schedule is followed by the pregame meal and more.
9:38 a.m. | Bold Predictions
As part of Phil Steele's weekly column via ESPN Insider, he predicts that the Sooners will put up 400 yards of offense and top Texas Tech. For more from Steele, click here.
8:49 a.m. | Coldest Test Yet
Temperatures dipped last night in Lubbock as the Sooners will face the coldest environment that they've played in this season. The weather forecast calls for temperatures around 47-49 degrees throughout the game with a 20 percent chance of rain and wind gusts of 11 miles per hour.
8:01 a.m. | OU at Texas Tech
Oklahoma travels to Lubbock to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, Oct. 6. The game will kick at 2:30 p.m. CT from Jones AT&T Stadium. Follow our live gameday blog throughout the day as the Sooners battle the Red Raiders. #BeatTech
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