OU vs. Tech: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated provides this week's grades after a 45-7 victory over the Red Raiders.

Taking command early: A

The Sooners seized the lead early in this one, and after Texas Tech tied it at seven apiece, OU rattled off 31 straight points--21 of those came in the first quarter--to go up 38-7 at intermission. There was never really any doubt about this one from the very beginning of the game, as OU dominated from start to finish.

Ryan Broyles' record-setting outing: A+

Broyles couldn't have shattered former Sooner wide receiver Mark Clayton's all-time touchdown record in a better way. The 32nd touchdown grab of his career and third of the day, an 8-yard reception, came on a brilliant catch on a fade route from quarterback Landry Jones. Broyles also had scoring receptions of 18 and 29 yards. He also set the mark for most receptions in a career, as he came in tied with Mark Clayton at 221 and finished the afternoon at 229 after catching eight passes. And he broke his record last year of receptions in a season, set at 89, surpassing that to be at 94 by game's end.

Senior day festivities: A+

Prior to kickoff, all the seniors were recognized, and it was a good moment for those playing at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium for the last time. In addition to that, statues of former OU coaches Bennie Owen and Bud Wilkinson were unveiled outside the stadium, and legendary announcer Bob Barry Sr. was recognized for calling his final football game for the Sooners.

Offensive tempo: A

The Sooners really had Tech off-balance all afternoon, mixing up their variety of run and pass and speed at which they ran their plays. OU was able to move the ball virtually at will, in large part because of this tempo Tech couldn't catch up to.

Defense's performance: A-

There were a few big plays, but besides that, the Sooners really held the Red Raiders in check. OU allowed Tech to string together that first drive for seven plays and 67 yards and a touchdown, and then really settled down aside from a couple long plays here and there. The Sooners held the Red Raiders to only 144 yards passing.

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