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.
An Oklahoma team that opened the season ranked No. 4 after beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl now is unranked with three losses and out of any title conversations.
The University of Oklahoma basketball team has signed high school seniors Christian James and Rashard Odomes and junior college sophomore Akolda Manyang.
TCU is preparing for another Top 10 matchup, this time at home against Kansas State. Meanwhile, defending Big 12 champion team Baylor is headed up to Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has had an excruciating extra week to stew over the disappointment of the one-point loss to Kansas State that likely dashed its hopes at making the playoff.