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2016 Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech
Conference game
1234 Total
Oklahoma 13172115 66
Texas Tech 10141421 59
DateOctober 22, 2016
Season2016
StadiumJones AT&T Stadium
LocationLubbock, Texas
Attendance60,478
United States TV coverage
NetworkFOX
AnnouncersJoe Davis, Brady Quinn & Bruce Feldman

The 2016 Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech football game was a Big 12 Conference college football game played between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Oklahoma came into the game ranked at No. 16 in both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll while Texas Tech was unranked. The quarterback for the Sooners, Baker Mayfield, had played for the Red Raiders 3 years before this game.

Both teams broke several NCAA and school records during the game. The two teams combined for a total of 1,708 yards, the most yards in a Division I game.[1]

Prior to the game

The two teams first met on September 3, 1992, playing in Lubbock; Oklahoma won the game 34–9. At the time, Oklahoma was a member of the Big Eight Conference and Texas Tech the Southwest Conference. Both the Sooners and Red Raiders would join the Big 12 Conference in 1996, playing their first game as conference opponents in Norman, Oklahoma on November 23 of that year, with Texas Tech winning 22–12. Heading into the game, Oklahoma led the series 3-0.

Game summary

First quarter

The Sooners received the opening kickoff, starting at their own 25-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Joe Mixon was tackled for a loss of 1-yard. Oklahoma quickly set the tempo for the game, going downfield in just over a minute and a half to score the first touchdown of the game with a 56-yard pass to Mixon from Baker Mayfield; Austin Seibert missed the extra point to make the score 6–0. Following the Oklahoma touchdown, Texas Tech's offense started at their own 22-yard line, but a penalty against Oklahoma moved the Red Raiders up 5 yards. The drive was short, with Jonathan Giles fumbling the ball near midfield and was recovered by Jordan Evans for the Sooners. Following the fumble, Oklahoma scored quickly in just 3 plays in under a minute to extend the lead to 13–0. The Red Raiders got their first touchdown on the next drive with a 4-yard run from Da'Leon Ward; following Clayton Hatfield's extra point, Texas Tech trailed 7–13. Oklahoma failed to score on the next drive, one of the few drives in the game to not end in a score, having to punt the ball away. The Red Raiders made it to Oklahoma's 20-yard line, but had to settle for a 37-yard field goal from Hatfield. Oklahoma's offense went three-and-out on their next drive, with the quarter ending before they punted the ball. At the end of the first quarter, Oklahoma had a 13–10 lead over Texas Tech.

Second quarter

The second quarter started with Oklahoma punting the ball. Texas Tech in turn would punt on its next possession, only gaining 1-yard on the drive. On the Sooners' first play they were penalized for an ineligible receiver down field, moving back to the Texas Tech 46-yard line. On the following play, Joe Mixon would run 46 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 20–10. The Red Raiders' next drive would be the longest drive of the game for either team in both number of plays and time of possession; the drive lasted for 14 plays and 4:25, ending with an 11-yard touchdown run from Patrick Mahomes. Oklahoma would respond with a 23-yard field goal from Seibert on its next drive to lead 23–17. On the next drive, the Red Raiders made it to the Oklahoma 20-yard line, but a Mahomes pass was intercepted near the end zone by Steven Parker; the Sooners would fail to score off the turnover, turning the ball over on downs at the Texas Tech 20-yard line. Texas Tech would quickly march down field in under 1:30 with Mahomes throwing a 23-yard pass to Jonathan Giles for a touchdown to tie the game 23–23. Hatfield would make the point after attempt to give the Red Raiders a 24–23 lead, their first and only lead of the game. Texas Tech would only briefly hold the lead, with Oklahoma scoring in just 20 seconds with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Mayfield to Nick Basquine with 17 seconds left in the quarter. After receiving the kickoff, the Red Raiders took a knee to end the half, trailing the Sooners 24–30.

Third quarter

Texas Tech received the opening kickoff for the 2nd half, but went three-and-out and had to punt; this would be the last drive of the game to not end in a score until the end of the game. The Sooners would score 3 touchdowns in the quarter, all of which were passes that went for over 20 yards, while the Red Raiders scored 2, both that were passes that went over 30 yards. Oklahoma lead 51–38 at the end of the quarter, with Texas Tech in possession of the ball at the Sooners' 48-yard line.

Fourth quarter

Each team would score 2 touchdowns in the quarter, with Texas Tech scoring first with a 22-yard run from Mahomes. Oklahoma would respond on the next drive with a 15-yard pass from Mayfield to Mixon and would convert a two-point conversion with a pass from Mayfield to Westbrook. The Red Raiders would respond in just 5 plays, with a 56-yard pass from Mahomes to Keke Coutee. The next drive ended with a 42-yard touchdown run from Mixon to extend Oklahoma's lead to 66–52. On the ensuing kickoff, Reginald Davis III would return Seibert's kick to the Texas Tech 15-yard line, but a holding penalty pushed the Red Raiders back to their own 8-yard line. Texas Tech would go down field in just under 3 and a half minutes with a 3-yard pass from Mahomes to Cameron Batson with 1:38 left in the game. Trailing 59–66 with just over a minute and a half left in the game, Michael Barden attempted an onside kick for Texas Tech, but it was recovered by Oklahoma. The Sooners would run out the clock to win 66–59.

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP OU TTU
1 13:23 5 75 1:37 OU Joe Mixon 56-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, Austin Seibert kick no good 6 0
1 11:28 3 62 0:44 OU Dede Westbrook 49-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, Austin Seibert kick good 13 0
1 7:23 12 84 4:05 TTU Da'Leon Ward 4-yard touchdown run, Clayton Hatfield kick good 13 7
1 1:06 10 65 2:02 TTU 37-yard field goal by Clayton Hatfield 13 10
2 13:31 1 46 0:42 OU Joe Mixon 46-yard touchdown run, Austin Seibert kick good 20 10
2 9:06 14 75 4:25 TTU Patrick Mahomes 11-yard touchdown run, Clayton Hatfield kick good 20 17
2 6:14 9 69 2:52 OU 23-yard field goal by Austin Seibert 23 17
2 0:37 8 80 1:26 TTU Jonathan Giles 23-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes, Clayton Hatfield kick good 23 24
2 0:17 2 75 0:20 OU Nick Basquine 23-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, Austin Seibert kick good 30 24
3 11:51 6 68 2:17 OU Dede Westbrook 23-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, Austin Seibert kick good 37 24
3 9:33 9 75 2:18 TTU Reginald Davis 32-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes, Clayton Hatfield kick good 37 31
3 7:59 5 75 1:34 OU Joe Mixon 43-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, Austin Seibert kick good 44 31
3 4:10 11 75 3:49 TTU Jonathan Giles 41-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes, Clayton Hatfield kick good 44 38
3 1:36 6 76 2:34 OU Dimitri Flowers 34-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, Austin Seibert kick good 51 38
4 12:57 12 75 3:39 TTU Patrick Mahomes 22-yard touchdown run, Clayton Hatfield kick good 51 45
4 9:15 8 75 3:42 OU Joe Mixon 15-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield, 2-point pass good 59 45
4 7:56 5 77 1:19 TTU Keke Coutee 56-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes, Clayton Hatfield kick good 59 52
4 5:03 7 75 2:53 OU Joe Mixon 42-yard touchdown run, Austin Seibert kick good 66 52
4 1:38 13 92 3:25 TTU Cameron Batson 3-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Mahomes, Clayton Hatfield kick good 66 59
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 66 59

Analysis

Each team had 854 yards of offense. The 4th quarter alone had 400 total yards of offense and 36 points. Texas Tech punted on its first possession of the 3rd quarter, the last drive that did not end in a score until the last drive of the game, when Oklahoma took a knee to end the game. Oklahoma had 545 yards passing and 309 yards rushing, while Texas Tech had 734 yards passing and 120 yards rushing. Oklahoma had no turnovers while Texas Tech had two: a fumble by Jonathan Giles and an interception by Patrick Mahomes. The Sooners had 6 penalties for 60 yards while the Red Raiders had 11 for 92 yards. Texas Tech's 854 yards set the FBS record for most yards in a game by the losing team.[2]

Mahomes accounted for 819 total yards on 100 plays, setting the FBS record for most yards by a player in a single game. The quarterback's 734 passing yards also tied the record for most passing yards in a game. Mahomes's 52 completions set the Big 12 record for most completions in a game, a record previously held by Kliff Kingsbury.[3] Oklahoma became the first team in college football to have a 500-yard passer, a 200-yard rusher, and a 200-yard receiver in the same game.[3]

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Sooners 13 17 21 15 66
Red Raiders 10 14 14 21 59
Statistics[4] Oklahoma Texas Tech
First downs 34 42
Total yards 854 854
Rushes–yards 40–309 21–120
Passing yards 545 734
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 27–36–0 52–88–1
Time of possession 29:07 30:53
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma Passing Baker Mayfield 27–36, 545 yards, 7 TD
Rushing Joe Mixon 31 carries, 263 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Dede Westbrook 9 receptions, 202 yards, 2 TD
Texas Tech Passing Patrick Mahomes 52–88, 734 yards, 5 TD, INT
Rushing Patrick Mahomes 12 carries, 85 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Keke Coutee 10 receptions, 172 yards, TD

Aftermath

Oklahoma would finish the rest of the season undefeated, finishing with a record of 11–2 and ending the season with a 35–19 win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. Texas Tech would only win two of its remaining games, finishing the season with a record of 5–7 with no bowl game.

Legacy

Both starting quarterbacks, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, were drafted into the National Football League (NFL). Mahomes was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft, being selected number 10 overall. Mayfield was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft number 1 overall. The two quarterbacks met for the first time in the NFL on November 4, 2018, with the Chiefs winning 37–21. The two met again in the Divisional Round of the 2020-21 NFL playoffs.[5]

References

  1. ^ Moriarty, Morgan (October 23, 2016). "Oklahoma beat Texas Tech in a shootout that broke Division I's all-time yardage record". SB Nation. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Nathan, Alec (October 22, 2016). "Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech: Score and Twitter Reaction from 66-59 Shootout". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Ben Baskin and Andy Staples (November 2, 2018). "When Mayfield met Mahomes: Reliving the 2016 Oklahoma-Texas Tech shootout". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech - Team Statistics". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures, LLC. October 22, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns [11/04/2018]". NFL. Retrieved September 14, 2019.