Tech’s victory against the Sooners looks more like the exception than the rule. To learn why, one needs to look no further than the team’s rush defense, turnover margin and fickle offense.
Tech's third-from-last ranked defense looked miserable against the Longhorns, forcing only nine third downs the entire game.
Seth Doege was hurried eight times and sacked four more but still managed to complete 40 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns.
When Texas Tech fans thought things couldn't get any worse after last week's 41-7 home loss to Iowa State, the Longhorns handed the Red Raiders another blowout loss.
Tech has allowed more than 225 rushing yards six times in nine games and is headed for its worst rush defense ranking since finishing 97th in 2003.
Instead of banking a couple of touchdowns, the Red Raiders settled for two field goals to stay within 10-6 and then had the deficit balloon to 38-6.
With Bergeron rushing for 191 yards in his first career start, the Longhorns made do without Shipley and Brown and pounded the Red Raiders with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
Texas Tech has been held to 21 points or fewer in back-to-back games for the first time since 2006 when the Red Raiders lost to Missouri 38-21 and Colorado 30-6.