Beating the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman isn’t easy. Under Bob Stoops, they are 78-3 at home.
So any time a team accomplishes the feat, it’s worth a second, third and fourth look.
The last time someone knocked off the Sooners on their home field came last October, when Texas Tech shockingly defeated previously undefeated Oklahoma 41-38.
How did the Red Raiders do it? Allow coach Tommy Tuberville to explain:
“Defense is a priority when you are playing on somebody's home turf. We didn't play too many good defensive games last year, and we still gave up 38 points, but that was our best defensive game of the year. We were able to win on third-down conversations more than we had all year long and were able to get our offense back on the field."
Texas Tech’s defense was a big reason why the Red Raiders won a year ago, but it wasn’t the only reason. Let’s go to the box score for a deeper look. (more…)