Nneka Enemkpali couldn’t be stopped. But despite the senior forward’s 21 points and 16 rebounds, Oklahoma upset No. 4 Texas 70-59 on Wednesday night.
The Sooners committed a season-high 22 turnovers, due in large part to West Virginia’s pressure, and never led in an 86-65 loss to the Mountaineers on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he was looking for an offensive coordinator who would bring in an established system. Lincoln Riley sure fits that description.
Coach Bob Stoops announced the moves Tuesday and promoted Jerry Montgomery from defensive line coach to co-defensive coordinator.
Baffled. Embarrassed. Panic. Texas coach Rick Barnes and his players searched Monday night for the right words to describe a humiliating rout at the hands of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma (8-5) had five turnovers, including three interceptions by sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight. The Tigers held the Sooners’ offense to just 275 yards.
Oklahoma should have its full complement of offensive starters when it face No. 18 Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have found their identity with an offense heavy on power football and option plays.
The Sooners built an 18-point lead early in the second half, but they squandered it and lost 65-63.
Buddy Hield hit all seven of his 3-point tries and scored 25 points as the Sooners coasted in their season opener, beating Southeastern Louisiana 78-53 on Sunday.
Texas Tech hopes that their rush defense perks up when Oklahoma brings the Big 12’s third-best running attack to Lubbock. The Sooners are averaging 225 rushing yards per game.
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight will miss Saturday’s game at Texas Tech. Coach Bob Stoops made the announcement Thursday via the football team’s Twitter account.