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OU football: Samaje Perine leads Sooners to 42-30 win over Texas Tech

Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 Three-loss Oklahoma trailed by two touchdowns early in the third quarter Saturday and appeared on the verge of completely unraveling against a bad Texas Tech team.

“At that point, you kinda need something to get the team going,” said senior tight end Blake Bell.

Samaje Perine delivered — and then some. OU trailed 21-7 when the freshman running back broke through Texas Tech’s defense untouched, then outran linebacker Austin Stewart down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown run on his first carry of the half. Perine added 118 more yards to carry the Sooners to a 42-30 victory inside Jones AT&T Stadium.

Perine finished with 25 rushes for 213 yards and three touchdowns, becoming Oklahoma’s first 1,000-yard rusher since DeMarco Murray in 2010. He is also only OU’s fifth-ever freshman 1,000-yard rusher and the first since Adrian Peterson did it 10 years ago.

“We just did what we do best, and that’s run the ball,” Perine said.

It wasn’t that simple through a rough, frustrating first half.

With Trevor Knight still recovering from a neck injury, redshirt freshman quarterback Cody Thomas threw three interceptions before halftime of his first career start. Only seven of his 17 attempts were complete. Only 18 of the Sooners’ plays were runs.

This against a Tech defense that ranked 119th in the nation against the run coming in.

OU coach Bob Stoops and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel insisted after the game that Thomas only threw so much in the first half because the OU offense was backed up after several penalties.

“We wanted to run it from the start,” Stoops said. “When you get behind the chains, you can’t. Your game plan changes. … We felt all along that we could run the football, and fortunately we got in situations in the second half where we could.”

Once Perine — with his bruising, powerful running style — got going after halftime, Texas Tech’s run defense caved.

On a second-and-4 play from the Red Raiders’ 21-yard line early in the fourth quarter, Perine took a handoff, lowered his shoulder and delivered bone-crushing hits to two would-be tacklers, who were driven to the ground. Perine picked up 17 yards on the run, setting up the touchdown that gave OU its first lead of the day.

Texas Tech starting safety J.J. Gaines left the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury suffered while trying to tackle Perine.

By the time Perine rushed for his third touchdown of the game with 1:33 to play, Texas Tech’s defenders had completely lost their will to even try and tackle him. One Red Raiders safety half-heartedly dove at Perine’s feet from behind as he scored.

Thomas finished with eight carries and 103 yards rushing, with his ability to keep the ball on zone reads opened wide after halftime as Tech defenders focused squarely on Perine.

“The best part of their running game was their running back, obviously,” said Texas Tech senior linebacker Sam Eguavoen. “He broke off too many tackles, and we weren’t swarming to the ball.

“I didn’t have any faith in their quarterback getting that many yards. Anybody, any defense in the world will bite on a good running back like that.”

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Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a6053993a7ac69eef707c47eb05205e4.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Aaron Ripkowski (48) leaps past Texas Tech's Justis Nelson (31) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Aaron Ripkowski (48) leaps past Texas Tech's Justis Nelson (31) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Aaron Ripkowski (48) leaps past Texas Tech's Justis Nelson (31) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1af1f2b1ce98d182ddd7bace21e47e03.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Keith Ford (21) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Keith Ford (21) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Keith Ford (21) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-91be4069b0ed87a517c7a3a6373a8aec.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Keith Ford (21) runs past Texas Tech's Keenon Ward (15) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Keith Ford (21) runs past Texas Tech's Keenon Ward (15) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Keith Ford (21) runs past Texas Tech's Keenon Ward (15) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d1644687601a539309df25c59de4c513.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas (7) keeps Texas Tech's Devin Lauderdale (6) from catching the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas (7) keeps Texas Tech's Devin Lauderdale (6) from catching the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas (7) keeps Texas Tech's Devin Lauderdale (6) from catching the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1ee08d82f7c8f0a76626b715862eaba0.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_752fa97633e4814ab9a3ba523fce475a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs past Austin Stewart (8) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs past Austin Stewart (8) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs past Austin Stewart (8) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8231040607b464944bbc2c409ad9b7ea.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) slaps hands with fans after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) slaps hands with fans after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) slaps hands with fans after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a72eb7f16562e6a37cb53b8bad4030dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops meets with Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops meets with Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops meets with Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_9e3a216a1dd0485d062ed238d48058c2.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs for a fourth-quarter touchdown during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs for a fourth-quarter touchdown during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) runs for a fourth-quarter touchdown during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c74b24fee1457c58f7bee9df1ea1ed2d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) celebrates after running for a touchdown during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) celebrates after running for a touchdown during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) celebrates after running for a touchdown during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_9a835a9468ccf998b4d5442ace7bb715.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Texas Tech's Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Texas Tech's Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Texas Tech's Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bffde242a0c6ae0f4475dde34eaea242.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) comes up short of the end zone as he leaps past Texas Tech's J.J. Gaines (3) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) comes up short of the end zone as he leaps past Texas Tech's J.J. Gaines (3) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) comes up short of the end zone as he leaps past Texas Tech's J.J. Gaines (3) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-128545677219457657b9db8b9c6e7e6a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Cody Thomas throws a pass during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Cody Thomas throws a pass during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Cody Thomas throws a pass during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-df25cf46a7a04cb624aa5c3dc1fe07ca.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) dives for more yards during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) dives for more yards during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) dives for more yards during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0fb965f520277b23ebf200cc151f8803.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) leaps past Texas Tech's Michael Coley (21) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) leaps past Texas Tech's Michael Coley (21) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) leaps past Texas Tech's Michael Coley (21) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ef01a187fad896d3e05884d0cebf361a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) and Samaje Perine (32) celebrate after Perine ran for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) and Samaje Perine (32) celebrate after Perine ran for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) and Samaje Perine (32) celebrate after Perine ran for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e1b8e8d882d358f376c33c9fc0f879b2.jpg" alt="Photo - The Oklahoma team gathers before taking the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="The Oklahoma team gathers before taking the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>The Oklahoma team gathers before taking the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-443f2902b5a909f0fb216f807813ccac.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trevor Knight celebrates with Oklahoma's Aaron Ripkowski (48) after his touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Trevor Knight celebrates with Oklahoma's Aaron Ripkowski (48) after his touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trevor Knight celebrates with Oklahoma's Aaron Ripkowski (48) after his touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c54d6989c393e8996ccc5c68084a2418.jpg" alt="Photo - OU's Baker Mayfield, left, and Trevor Knight gather with the team before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="OU's Baker Mayfield, left, and Trevor Knight gather with the team before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>OU's Baker Mayfield, left, and Trevor Knight gather with the team before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2e7b11889466bd81aabff936f708bf57.jpg" alt="Photo - Patrick Mahomes (5) runs past Oklahoma's Geneo Grissom (85) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Patrick Mahomes (5) runs past Oklahoma's Geneo Grissom (85) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Patrick Mahomes (5) runs past Oklahoma's Geneo Grissom (85) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1421c4dc0be97bdf80bfec2199d987dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) comes up short of the end zone as he leaps past J.J. Gaines (3) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) comes up short of the end zone as he leaps past J.J. Gaines (3) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Cody Thomas (14) comes up short of the end zone as he leaps past J.J. Gaines (3) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-916df51a38be00b53360cb811cf9e7cb.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Texas Tech's Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Texas Tech's Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma's Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown beside Texas Tech's Sam Eguavoen (13) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&amp;T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, November 15, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure>
Jason Kersey

Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for... Read more ›

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