Numbers Sooner Football Fans Should Know Prior to Saturday’s Kickoff

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Oklahoma and Texas Tech come into their Big 12 showdown on Saturday at OU sporting five wins each, one shy of becoming bowl eligible. Sooner fans are hoping to see OU head coach Bob Stoops record his 12th victory over the Red Raiders in 17 tries and the Sooners’ 17th win out of 25 games in the all-time series between the two schools.

Texas Tech’s five wins this season represents one more than the Red Raiders achieved in all of 2014, when they finished 4-8. Tech’s two losses in 2015 are to arguably the two best teams in the Big 12, Baylor and TCU. The Red Raiders dropped a three-point decision to TCU, and were beaten more soundly by Baylor, absorbing a 63-35 defeat. Both TCU and Baylor are ranked among in the nation’s top-10 teams.

Oklahoma is 13-6 against Texas Tech as Big 12 programs and 8-2 when the two schools play in Norman.

Nov 15, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Durron Neal (5) rushes against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Here are a few more numbers to help get Sooner fans ready for Saturday afternoon’s homecoming contest with visiting Texas Tech:

.875 – Oklahoma’s winning percentage (41-6), home and away, since 2010 against unranked teams in the Associated Press Top 25.

1-13 – Texas Tech’s record under head coach Kliff Kingsbury when trailing at halftime.

12-2 – OU’s record vs. Texas Tech when the Sooners are ranked in the top-25 nationally.

14 – The Sooners are 14-0 all-time when ranked 17th in the AP Top 25.

16-1 – Texas Tech’s record with Kliff Kingsbury as head coach when the Red Raiders lead after three quarters.

17 – Averaging winning margin (40-23) in Oklahoma’s eight Big 12 home victories over Texas Tech.

71.9 – Quarterback Baker Mayfield’s completion percentage in home games this season (69 completions in 96 attempts).

100 – Oklahoma has held three of its six opponents this season under 100 yards passing, four to 125 or fewer yards through the air and five under 175 passing yards. Tulsa posted the highest passing numbers against the Sooner this season (427 yards on 31 of 54 passing).

151-10 – Oklahoma’s record under Bob Stoops when leading at the half.

213 – Rushing yards by then-freshman Samaje Perine in Oklahoma’s 42-30 come-from-behind victory over Texas Tech last season.

384 – Rushing yards by the Sooners in last season’s game at Texas Tech. OU held a 384-93 advantage in rushing yards in that game.

393 – Passing yards by Texas Tech and quarterback Patrick Mahomes against Oklahoma in last year’s game in Lubbock. The Red Raider outgained the Sooners in the air in that game 393-133.

407 – Average yards of total offense attributed to Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes in seven games this season. That ranks third in the nation among the 127 Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

415 – Average passing yardage in Oklahoma’s three previous home games in 2015.

580 – Average yards of total offense in the Sooners three home games this season.

85,137 – Average attendance at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in three home games this season, second best in the Big 12.