Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

Alex Joseph@alex_brosephAnalyst IOctober 6, 2012

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 22: Running back Dominique Whaley #8 of the Oklahoma Sooners rusn upfield against the Kansas State Wildcats  on September 22, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Kansas State beat Oklahoma 24-19. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 20 — FINAL  

The No. 17-ranked Oklahoma Sooners traveled to Lubbock, Texas, with the hope of getting revenge on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. I think it's safe to say that the Sooners mission was accomplished. 

After getting out to a 21-13 lead at halftime, this game appeared like it was going to be a shootout. My instant analysis at halftime said, "This game is going to be won on defense. Both offenses can (and will) score more points, but which defense is going to step up and make the most stops in the second half?" 

The Sooners picked off Texas Tech quarterback three times and held the Red Raiders to just seven second-half points. Those seven points came with one minute left in the game against the Sooners' second-string defense. 

Coming off of a bye week, the Sooners were rejuvenated and looking to prove themselves to doubters and pollsters. Senior quarterback Landry Jones completely redeemed himself after his embarrassing performance in the loss against Kansas State. 

If the Sooners can keep up with this kind of performance, winning the Big 12 conference still isn't out of the picture.