While the Sooners have the No. 1 pass defense in the nation, Stoops said slowing down Texas Tech will be the job of more than just the defensive unit. The offense must help as well.
Former Texas Tech track and field standout Ifeatu Okafor was honored as the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0), which was ranked seventh in the preseason Big 12 poll, is now ranked 10th in the country and alone in first place.
The Mountaineers built a double-digit lead but managed little offense over the final five possessions and fell to No. 16 Texas Tech 37-27 on Saturday.
No. 12 Baylor and 16th-ranked Texas Tech are the league’s only undefeated teams. Texas is 3-0 in the conference after starting 1-2 this season.
Kansas coach Charlie Weis knows exactly how long it will have been since the Jayhawks last won a Big 12 game when they face No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.
The fact that six teams got first-place votes in the preseason Big 12 poll was a sure sign that league would be unpredictable in 2013.
Baker Mayfield showed his scrambling and throwing talents in the Red Raiders first two games against lesser programs’ defenses. Now it’s time for the freshman walk-on to face No. 24 TCU, which returns nine starters from Big 12′s top defense last season.
Baker Mayfield, the Big 12′s offensive player of the week, appeared poised throughout the Red Raiders 41-23 win at SMU last week. In the fourth quarter alone, he completed 15 of 18 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
Texas Tech will start a true freshman at quarterback to open the season, though who it is won’t be known until the offense takes the field Friday night at SMU.
With only a few practices left before season openers this week, four of the 10 teams in the Big 12 haven’t even named a starting quarterback.
Texas Tech fired Leach in December 2009 amid accusations he mistreated James’ son, a player who had a concussion. The suit against ESPN and Spaeth Communication alleged libel and slander.