Oklahoma and Texas Tech set offensive records in 66-59 Sooners win

Dr. Saturday

Oklahoma and Texas Tech set an FBS record for most combined yards in the Sooners’ 66-59 win Saturday night.

Each team had 854 yards of offense to total 1,708 yards combined, breaking the record of 1,640 yards set by San Jose State and Nevada back in 2001. And that wasn’t the only record the two teams set.

• The two teams tied the NCAA record for most first downs (76). Tech had 42 first downs while No. 16 Oklahoma had 34.

• Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes set the NCAA record for total offense in one game. Mahomes threw for 734 yards and ran for 85 yards for 819 total yards. The previous record was held by former Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, who had 751 yards of total offense vs. Cal in 2014.

• Halliday threw an FBS-record 89 passes in that game against Cal. Mahomes came up one short with 88 pass attempts vs. Oklahoma.

• He didn’t set any records, but Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon had 31 carries for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Mixon also had four catches for 114 yards and three touchdowns. His 42-yard touchdown run with 5:03 left in the fourth quarter provided the winning score for the Sooners. Tech scored a touchdown with 1:39 left to pull within seven but didn’t recover the ensuing onside kick to have a chance to tie.

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• Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield finished the game 27-of-36 passing for 545 yards and seven touchdowns. Wide receiver Dede Westbrook had nine catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns. It was Mayfield’s first game in Lubbock since he transferred from Texas Tech following the 2013 season. He sat out the 2014 season because of transfer rules after he went to Oklahoma.

• Texas Tech wide receivers Keke Coutee and Jonathan Giles each had 10 catches. Coutee had 172 yards and a score while Giles had 167 yards and two touchdowns.

• Texas Tech was 20-for-25 on third downs and 2-for-2 on fourth downs. Each team punted twice.

• The Red Raiders have now lost games in 2016 despite scoring 59 points and 55 points this season. Tech lost 68-55 to Arizona State in Week 2. It was also the fourth time Tech’s defense has given up more than 550 yards of total offense in 2016.

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OU RB Joe Mixon scored five touchdowns vs. Texas Tech (Getty Images)
OU RB Joe Mixon scored five touchdowns vs. Texas Tech (Getty Images)

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