Texas Tech did not stop the rushing attack.
Oklahoma ran all over the field and converted fifty percent of their chances on third down.
Applaud the Red Raiders for losing by just eight points, but the game could have been worse.
The Oklahoma Sooners rushed for 277 yards. That is 28 more yards than the Sooners gained through the air which includes a 75-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bell to Jalen Saunders.
Tech struggled to stop Oklahoma's rushing attack throughout the game. The Sooners featured five players with over 30 rushing yards. Four of those players had over 40 yards and two finished with over 50.
Damien Williams led the Sooners rushing attack with 97 yards on 19 carries. The way he was running over the Red Raider defense, he could easily have gained more and this game could be worse.
Oklahoma moved to 5-0 when rushing for at least 200 yards and are 1-1 when held under the mark. In the one victory, the Sooners gained 190 yards on the ground against a Tulsa team that features a losing record in a non-AQ conference.
Texas Tech had plenty of time in the fourth quarter to score the game-tying touchdown, if not win the ballgame. The defense was too tired. Oklahoma kept running the ball down the Red Raiders throat allowing the Sooners to milk the clock.
If the Red Raiders want to stay in the race for the Big 12 championship and their first bid to the Bowl Championship Series, Tech must find a way to stop the run.