A lot of people thought that the Oklahoma Sooners was going to lose back-to-back games to the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Baylor Bears. The fact that both of those teams were ranked in the Top 10 plus the fact that the Sooners’ injuries were stacking up and the offense was sputtering seemed to indicate that OU had no chance. Then the Sooners turned around and beat Texas Tech 38-30.
Here is a look at five players that made sure that the Oklahoma Sooners came out of the game with the victory.
There is really no telling who will be the Oklahoma Sooners star running back from one game to the next, and the Texas Tech game proved that. Everyone chipped in, with Damien Williams, Roy Finch, Blake Bell and Brennan Clay all providing good yardage when called on to run the ball. However, Williams was the playmaker in this game. He led the team in rushing with 97 yards on 19 carries, but he also scored two touchdowns in the game. It was easily Williams’ best game of the season so far.
Also, while I didn’t add him in one of the spots, LaColtan Bester added the third rushing touchdown of the game. It was a brilliantly called play, where Bester looked like he was preparing for another reverse trick pass but kept the ball and ran 35 yards for the score.
Heading into the game, Sterling Shepard had established himself as the best wide receiver on the Oklahoma Sooners team, supplanting Jalen Saunders, one of last year’s heroes. However, in this game Saunders roared back to life. He finished the game with six receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead all OU receivers. His touchdowns were from 15 yards out and then a 76 yard catch and run.