The Oklahoma defense forced three turnovers, including two interceptions of Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb, and the Sooners got strong performances from quarterback Blake Bell and running back Damian Williams in their 38-30 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The loss was Texas Tech’s first on the year, and the victory improved Oklahoma’s record to 7-1. Both teams are 4-1 in the Big 12.
Bell’s two touchdown passes in the first half — including a 76-yard strike to Jalen Saunders — allowed the Sooners to build a comfortable lead into the third quarter. But Webb threw two touchdown passes in the period — one to Eric Ward and one to Jakeem Grant — allowing Tech to briefly take a 24-21 lead. However, a 35-yard rushing touchdown from Oklahoma wide receiver Lacoltan Bester gave the Sooners a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Damian Williams finished the game with 19 rushes for 97 yards and two touchdowns for the Sooners. Bell contributed 44 rushing yards to go along with his 249 passing yards.
Texas Tech’s Webb finished with 385 passing yards of 53 attempts.