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On this Halloween weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners played the role of Michael Myers while the Texas Tech Red Raiders were Laurie Strode in 1978.
Caleb Williams threw for 402 yards and six touchdown passes and No. 4 Oklahoma finally had a comfortable and complete game, terrorizing Texas Tech 52-21 on Saturday.
From the opening snap, the Sooners got after Texas Tech. Key Lawrence and Isaiah Thomas set the tone on the first defensive drive of the game with pass deflections to force an early three and out.
Oklahoma’s first offensive possession was highlighted by a magnificent Jadon Haselwood one-handed catch. Unfortunately, the drive would stall, and the Sooners would punt.
Another stop by Oklahoma forced Texas Tech to punt again and then the flood gates opened.
The Sooners would score on consecutive possessions and race out to a 14-0 lead on a 67-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Mims and a 22-yard touchdown pass to Mario Williams. Williams touchdown reception came as Caleb Williams bought time by escaping the pocket to find his wideout in the back of the end zone.
Tech would answer as wide receiver Eric Ezukanma made a fantastic touchdown catch over cornerback Jaden Davis to make it 14-7.
An interception of quarterback Henry Colombi by Pat Fields off of another pass deflection by Isaiah Thomas would set the Sooners up in plus territory. Oklahoma would would score again and close the half up 28-7.
The Sooners repeatedly attacked the Texas Tech secondary down after down leading to Caleb Williams finishing the first half with 4 touchdown passes.
After the break, Oklahoma came out and continued to attack the Texas Tech defense and extending their lead to 38-7 before Tech finally answered in the waning seconds of the 3rd quarter. As quarterback Donovan Smith evaded Sooners defenders, he found J.J. Sparkman from 17-yards out who leapt over the Oklahoma defense for the score.
One final touchdown pass of nine yards to tight end Austin Stogner would conclude Williams’ night who finished as the third Oklahoma player to have six touchdown passes and zero interceptions in a game. He joined Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield in that exclusive club.
Marvin Mims led the team with four catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
Spencer Rattler would come in for mop-up duty and throw a 42-yard strike to Brian Darby and was mobbed by teammates and his head coach when coming off the field.
Both teams will get a bye and will be back in action on November 13th. The Red Raiders head on the road to take on Iowa State while Oklahoma’s patented “Championship November” with a matchup against the Baylor Bears who knocked off Texas on Saturday 31-24..