This was a terrible football game.
Hard to say that, considering I agree with Coach Bob Stoops that his running back Joe Mixon had a game “for the ages.” (263 yards rushing and 114 yards receiving).
Hard to say that considering Baker Mayfield was 27 of 36 for 545 yards passing and seven touchdowns. That’s a school record.
Hard to say that considering Dede Westbrook elevated his stock to an eventual first round NFL draft pick with his 9 catch 202 yard game.
But the Sooners’ 66-59 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday night was an embarrassing nightmare for the Oklahoma defense. Tech’s QB completed 52 of 88 passes for 734 yards and five touchdowns.
The Oklahoma defense’s initial inability to slow Tech QB Patrick Mahomes became an inability to stop Mahomes (especially on third downs — Tech converted 20 of 25) as the game developed. By the mid-third quarter the Sooners defense was gassed. Their tackling ability was flag-football caliber. Fortunately, the Tech defense was worse.