In what was their best half of the season, the Texas Tech Red Raiders scored on five straight possessions to take a 27-10 lead over Oklahoma at the midway point of Saturday's game.
Tech quarterback Graham Harrell passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Alex Trlica kicked field goals of 51 and 38 yards to lead the Red Raider attack. On Tech's three other first-half possessions, they only punted once.
But their other two possessions led to OU's only two scores of the first half.
OU cornerback Lendy Holmes ran a Graham Harrell interception back 63 yards for a TD and a 7-0 Oklahoma lead with the game just 1:35 old. Then, while Tech was at the OU 36 and trying to pad its 27-7 lead, Red Raider running back Aaron Crawford caught a pass from Harrell and fumbled the ball when it was jarred loose by one of his own teammates. Cory Bennett recovered for OU at the 40, and the Sooners marched 58 yards.
However, OU failed to get a TD after it had second-and-goal from the 1. They ultimately had to settle for a 20-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley.
OU quarterback Sam Bradford went out early in the game with a mild concussion and did not return.
-- Dwain Price