Oklahoma football: Notable numbers from Texas Tech game

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 28: Tight end Mark Andrews
NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 28: Tight end Mark Andrews /

Lincoln Riley joined an elite Oklahoma football coaching fraternity with the victory over his alma mater on Saturday.

Oklahoma’s 49-27 win over Texas Tech was it sixth straight over the Red Raiders and the seventh win for Riley in his debut season as the Sooners’ head coach. With his seventh win of the 2017 season, Riley becomes one of eight former Oklahoma head football coaches to win seven games in their first season, and that total is likely to go higher with four regular-season games remaining.

Bud Wilkinson (1947) and Bob Stoops (1999) both won seven games in their inaugural seasons as the Oklahoma head coach. Bennie Owen (1905) and Gary Gibbs (1989) are also on that list. Jim Tatum had eight wins in 1946, and Chuck Fairbanks (1967) and Barry Switzer reached double digits with 10 victories in their first season.

Here are a dozen more notable numbers from Riley’s seventh win of the season on Saturday:

3 — Oklahoma and Texas Tech both scored touchdowns on their first three possessions Saturday night. The Sooners have scored a touchdown on their opening possession in all five Big 12 games this season.

4Baker Mayfield had four touchdown passes in the win over Texas Tech. He has thrown five touchdown passes in four games while at OU, and two different times he has thrown for four touchdown passes and run for one touchdown in a game.

11:16 — Length of time for Oklahoma’s final drive of the game, in the fourth quarter. The drive began at the Oklahoma one-yard line, with 11:16 remaining in the game, and consumed 74 yards in 14 plays, ending at the Texas Tech 34 yard line as time ran out.

20 — Points scored by Texas Tech in the first quarter vs. Oklahoma on Saturday. The Red Raiders had scored 20 points total in the six previous quarters.

34Baker Mayfield has thrown a touchdown pass in 34 consecutive games as the Oklahoma starting quarterback. That is two away from the all-time Big 12 record for consecutive games with a TD pass (held by Graham Harrell of Texas Tech from 2006-08).

38 — Average points scored by the Sooners in their last eight games against Texas Tech. Oklahoma is 7-1 in that span.

79 — Receiving yards on six receptions by tight-end Mark Andrews in OU’s win over Texas Tech. Andrews has five games this season (out of seven total) with more than 70 receiving yards.

114 — Saturday night marked the 114th consecutive sellout at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The attendance at Saturday night’s game with Texas Tech (86,309) was the fourth largest in the history of that facility and 20th largest to see an Oklahoma football game.

147 — True freshman wide receiver CeeDee Lamb set an OU freshman record with nine catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the Texas Tech game.

181 — Running back Rodney Anderson had a career-high 181 rushing yards, 132 in the second half, in OU’s win over Texas Tech

211 — Texas Tech had 211 yards of total offense on 21 plays in the first quarter. The Red Raiders gained just 226 total yards in the final three quarters of the game.

500 — Oklahoma had 617 yards of offense vs. Texas Tech. The Sooners have exceeded 500 yards of total offense in seven of their eight games this season. The one time they dropped below 500 yards was against Ohio State, when the Sooners totaled 490 yards of offense.