OU Football News - Page Two

Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends
(by Don Williams) For nearly 30 years now, Texas Tech football opponents have trotted beneath the McWilliams Tarp down into Jones Stadium, probably giving no thought to their protected pathway or the circumstances that brought it about. Baker Mayfield, as thousands of players before him, will benefit by its presence Saturday night...Read more
(by Mark Roberts) The Oklahoma Sooners battle the Texas Tech Red Raiders in college football on Saturday. The Oklahoma Sooners possess one of the better college football offenses around but their defense has been suspect. The Sooners had both sides of the ball clicking in a 38-17 victory versus visiting Kansas State as...Read more w/video
(by Cliff Brunt/AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has taken some of the air out of the Air Raid, and the results have been spectacular. Riley was hired away from East Carolina last year to take Oklahoma back to its pass-happy days when coach Bob Stoops first arrived with offensive coordinator Mike...Read more
(by Kyle Jacobson) The major storyline of this weekend’s game between Texas Tech and Oklahoma is not lost on anybody: Baker Mayfield is returning to Lubbock for the first time as an active player since transferring from Texas Tech to Oklahoma. After a breakout season as a true freshman walk-on at Texas Tech, Mayfield opted to transfer...Read more
Looking for a Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Big 12 matchup. Saturday, Oct. 22, the Oklahoma Sooners play visitor to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The game, to be played at Jones AT&T...Read more
(by Krista Pirtle) Dede Westbrook is rocketing his way to the top of the Oklahoma record books. And the ascent started merely three games ago. During that stretch, the senior receiver has amassed 26 catches for 574 yards and eight touchdowns against TCU, Texas and Kansas State. Westbrook’s touchdowns, from eight yards...Read more
(by Caleb Ikerd) Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield has had quite the career, so far. He began his college football days as a walk-on for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and won the Big 12 Freshman of the Year award for his performance. However, his performance wasn’t enough for the Red Raiders as they wouldn’t guarantee...Read more
(by Hunter Cooke) The struggles that have ailed the Texas Tech Red Raiders in every single year of the Kliff Kingsbury era haven’t exactly faded overnight. Their defense at least looks a little improved, but poor offensive line play is hampering all-Universe quarterback Patrick Mahomes and an absolute stable of some of the best wide...Read more
Stewart: With the Big 12 deciding not to expand, it seems the league is poised to collapse in favor of four super conferences. The Big Ten and SEC can each take two to get to 16, the Pac 12 can take four, and the ACC can take one (or two depending on what ND does). Care to speculate where teams land?...Read more
(by Brandon Soliz) Texas Tech faced plenty of problems in its 48-17 loss to West Virginia this Saturday, but Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said it's all about moving on from the loss and focusing on Oklahoma. Here are five takeaways from Tech's weekly availability: 1.Kingsbury offers update on injuries: Tuesday afternoon, Kingsbury said...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Brady Vardeman) You think OU passes a lot? While both Oklahoma and Texas Tech run versions of the Air Raid offense, the Red Raiders are far more pass-happy -- a philosophy that dates to the hiring of Mike Leach in 2000. Through six games, OU QB Baker Mayfield has thrown the ball 177 times. Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by AP) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has his share of pleasant memories of his time in Lubbock, Texas. He also has some bad ones. Mayfield was named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2013 when he played in eight games as a freshman walk-on for the Red Raiders, passing for 2,315 yards and 12...Read more
CBSSports.com College Football writers pick the winners of every Top 25 game each week along with their picks vs. the spread. To switch between picks vs. the spread and straight-up picks, click on the desired tab below...Read more w/video
(by Brady Vardeman) Texas Tech’s crowd is known for being the one of the rowdiest, crudest and most difficult to play in front of fan bases in all of college football. One of the most popular Red Raider traditions? Throwing tortillas onto the field after the opening kickoff. Rumors have circulated that fans sometimes throw batteries at...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Wendell Barnhouse) What appeared to be a minor muscle pull for Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine has turned into an injury that will cause the junior to miss two or perhaps three weeks. That’s good news for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are playing host to the Sooners Saturday and Perine has rushed for 414 yards and...Read more
(by Sports Xchange) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has his share of pleasant memories of his time in Lubbock, Texas. He also has some bad ones. Mayfield was named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2013 when he played in eight games as a freshman walk-on for the Red Raiders, passing for 2,315 yards and...Read more
(by Andrew Kulha) Let’s talk about Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon, who just became one of the most important offensive players in the Big 12, if not nationally. Mixon, a redshirt sophomore from Oakley, Calif., is expected to play a huge role for the Sooners over the course of these next few weeks. His running back mate...Read more
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that standout running back Samaje Perine will miss at least the next two games with a pulled muscle. Perine, a junior who has rushed for 475 yards and six touchdowns for No. 16 Oklahoma, was injured early in the 38-17 win Saturday over Kansas State. Stoops...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/FWST)
(by Ariana Hernandez) This week in practice, the Red Raiders are moving past the 48-17 Homecoming loss against West Virginia and focusing on the game ahead. Players and Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury have expressed disappointment in the game. Senior linebacker Luke Stice said what happened on Saturday cannot happen again...Read more
(by Rich Cirminiello) Oklahoma has shaken its slow start, and it’s beginning to make a push toward a repeat Big 12 championship. September was humbling in Norman, marked by losses to Houston and Ohio State. But October has been a time for redemption, with the Sooners defeating TCU, Texas and Kansas State in...Read more w/video
(by Brady Vardeman) It’s well known that Oklahoma OC Lincoln Riley got his start at Texas Tech as a player and then a coach. But Riley actually didn't grow up liking he Red Raiders, despite his hometown’s close proximity to Lubbock. That’s right -- Lincoln Riley grew up a Longhorn fan. Dressed in OU gear, Riley told reporters...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Brady Vardeman) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and players spoke to the media at the Sooners' weekly press conference Monday. OU will travel to Texas Tech this week for a night-game showdown in Lubbock. RB Samaje Perine, who was injured during OU's second drive last week against Kansas State, has a "pulled muscle" in...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Tom Fornelli) Oklahoma is going to be without running back Samaje Perine for a while. Bob Stoops announced Monday that Perine will miss at least two weeks, possibly three, as he deals with a hamstring injury. Perine suffered the injury early in Oklahoma's 38-17 win against Kansas State. He had rushed for 23 yards...Read more w/video
(by Randy Chambers) The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday night in a Big 12 showdown at Jones AT&T Stadium on FOX. The Oklahoma Sooners look for their fourth straight victory to remain in the competitive Big 12 race. The Oklahoma Sooners have won eight straight road games dating back...Read more w/video
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Skyler Howard and his West Virginia teammates have had a goal all season to score at least 40 points. They did it and then some on Saturday as the 20th-ranked Mountaineers shut down Texas Tech 48-17. Howard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to keep the Mountaineers unbeaten and in the hunt...Read more w/video

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