No. 7 Oklahoma continues its quest to earn entry into the College Football Playoff this season with a road game against a stout Texas Tech team.
Texas Tech gets off the second-most plays in football—just over 90. It is one of the best third down conversion teams in the country at 47 percent and averages 42.3 points per game. The Red Raiders also rank 88th in scoring defense giving up 32.1 points per game.
But the Sooners aren’t any slouches on offense either. Oklahoma averages 48.9 points per game and 54.5 since the overtime win against Army. Tech is also ripe for running on. The Red Raiders give up an average of 145.9 yards rushing per game (41st) which is just behind Oklahoma State—who got demolished on the ground against Kansas State. Tech ranks 114th in pass defense, giving up 283.4 passing a game.
However Tech quarterback Alan Bowman is hitting 68.1 percent with 15 TDs to 7 INTs, and he’s got elite targets at wide out. Antoine Wesley is 6-foot-5 and has 58 catches 977 yards. That’s third most receiving yardage in the country.
The Sooners will hope to see quarterback Kyler Murray continue to lead the most potent offense in football against a Tech team that can hold its own.