Called-out OU fans respond with shout out in rout

BY JOHN ROHDE Modified: November 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm •  Published: November 22, 2008
NORMAN — After being called out, University of Oklahoma football fans responded with a shout out.

In front of raucous gathering Saturday night at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the No. 5-ranked Sooners kept alive their hopes for the national title game with a 65-21 demolition of No. 2-ranked Texas Tech.

OU now has won 24 straight home games, the nation's longest active streak, and is 60-2 on Owen Field in 10 seasons under coach Bob Stoops.

Earlier in the week, Stoops agitated some fans while explaining his team's success at home.

"I think maybe just our overall focus and play are the biggest reasons," Stoops said. "I don't think we've ever been known to have an overly ruckus crowd."

The record crowd of 86,646 took note and raised the decibel level throughout the contest while being prodded by players on the OU sideline.

The previously unbeaten Red Raiders came out fired up, but quickly seemed rattled after the Sooners jumped out to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

After Texas Tech scored its first touchdown, OU responded with two more touchdowns before intermission to lead 42-7 at halftime, rolling up 402 total yards.

The Sooners returned an interception and a fumble to the Texas Tech 1- and 3-yard lines to lead to quick touchdowns.

With eight minutes remaining in the game, a chant of "over-rated" cascaded from the stands.

Next up for OU (10-1) is Bedlam against Oklahoma State (9-2) at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Saturday night's nationally televised game also had individual ramifications involving Heisman Trophy candidates.

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