Sooners Stunned, 41-38

Texas Tech went into Norman as a 28-point underdog and walked out with a 41-38 win.

Odds, history and even the experts were against the Red Raiders heading into Saturday's meeting with No. 3 Oklahoma, but Texas Tech did one thing under the lights in Norman – prove everybody wrong.
Heading into the game the Red Raiders were 28-point underdogs, in the Bob Stoops era the Sooners were 75-2 when playing at home and on top of that Oklahoma was riding a 39 home game winning streak, which was the best in the country.
Tech silenced the critics, and shocked the 85,204 fans in attendance when it headed into the locker room at the half leading 24-7 against a No. 3 Oklahoma squad eyeing a shot at the National Championship this season, and walked out at the end with a 41-38 win.
The closest Oklahoma would come to Tech would be with one minute and 10 seconds left in the game with a touchdown strike from Landry Jones to James Hanna cutting Tech's lead down to three.
But an on-side kick , that was recovered by Tech running back Aaron Crawford ,would fail and the Red Raiders kneeled their way to a 41-38 upset win over the Sooners.
Tech quarterback Seth Doege, following a week where mistakes seemed inevitable in the fourth quarter for him, played better than he has all season.
The junior gunslinger, with his father watching on from the stands, finished the game going 33-for-52 for 441 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions or fumbles.
Another big key to Tech's victory was the play once again of Alex Torres as he reeled in only four catches but for 94 yards and three touchdowns. In the previous two games Torres had racked up 100-yards receiving in each, so this was nothing new.
Finally on the offensive side of the ball freshman DeAndre Washington stepped up in the running game and on 16 carries went 86 yards for the Red Raiders and gained a couple crucial first downs for Tech as well.
The combination of Washington and Crawford was huge in this upset win – Crawford finished with 17 carries for 65 yards.
Defense played a crucial role in the game forcing two turnovers in the ball game and off the most unlikely people – Jones and Ryan Broyles.
Broyles was stripped of the ball in the second quarter by Tech defender D.J. Johnson after a 27-yard completion to the Tech 31-yard line.
The other turnover was an interception thrown by Jones in the third quarter with Tre' Porter making an amazing grab to complete the second turnover off the Sooners on the night.
All aspects of Tech's offense, defense and even special teams seemed to be firing on all cylinders as Donnie Carona made two field goals on the night helping Tech to the victory.
On the other side of the ball it was a rougher night for the Sooners kicker as Mike Hunnicut missed a 28-yard field goal by inches as it caromed off the upright with 2:52 left in the game, which would prove to be the difference maker.
Oklahoma is stunned, Tech is ecstatic and the biggest upset in Big 12 history just happened following a one hour and 34 minute lightening delay.
What a crazy world this is especially in college football. 


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