Texas Tech falls 41-20 to No. 17 Oklahoma

Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012
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Jones said the loss to Kansas State two weeks ago, when he did not play well, motivated him some.

"But you've just got to realize what kind of player you are and realize what you're capable of and kind of silence the outside and not really listen to what's going on around you," he said. "Just realize who you are and go out there and play the way you think you're capable of playing."

Harris got his second interception of the season and a touchdown in the third quarter when Doege threw his third pick of the day. The ball was tipped in the secondary and Harris ran 46 yards for the score to put the Sooners up 38-13.

OU went up 31-13 early in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Bell. The Sooners got the ball after Texas Tech failed to get a first down on a fourth-and-5 play from the OU 36. Doege got sacked for a 10-yard loss by Frank Shannon and the Sooners took over from their own 46.

In the first half Oklahoma's offensive line gave Jones ample time to pass. He completed 10 of 14 passes for 121 yards in the second quarter after completing just six passes for 54 yards in the first.

Oklahoma extended its lead to 24-13 off Doege's second interception. Safety Aaron Colvin grabbed the ball out of the air near the line of scrimmage and returned it to Texas Tech's 41. The Sooners drive stalled at the 16 and the Sooners had to settle for a field goal.

Jones got his 100th career touchdown pass on OU's previous possession when he found Kenny Stills in far corner of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown that put the Sooners up 21-13

OU missed out a scoring opportunity in the first quarter when a pass from Doege was tipped and intercepted by Jamarkus McFarland at the Red Raiders' 17. McFarland, a tackle, ran 13 yards to the 4 before Doege hit him and he fumbled. Texas Tech receiver Tyson Williams recovered the ball and the Red Raiders resumed their drive.

Texas Tech got only a 35-yard field goal out of that possession to take a 10-7 early in the second quarter.