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SoonerNation Picks: Texas Tech at OU

10/21/2011

Oklahoma 52, Texas Tech 21

After a lackluster first half at Kansas last weekend, OU responds by knocking Tech out early, scoring three first-quarter touchdowns to set up a showdown of unbeatens in Manhattan.

Pick to click: QB Landry Jones didn't have his sharpest game against the Jayhawks, but Jones is almost always sharp in Norman. He throws for 400-plus yards and five touchdowns to catch the attention of Heisman voters.

- Jake Trotter

Oklahoma 55, Texas Tech 17

The Sooners use a balanced attack to take an early lead with touchdowns from Dominique Whaley and Ryan Broyles. The Texas Tech offense misfires early and really struggles without Eric Stephens in the lineup to provide a running threat. With a lead and no running threat from the Red Raiders, OU's defense tees off in the second half, forcing two turnovers as the Sooners extend the lead and cruise to victory.

Pick to click: Whaley goes over 150 rushing yards for the second straight week as OU counts on him to help shorten the game and set a physical tone in the first half.

- Brandon Chatmon

Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 23

The score won't be indicative of how the game went, as OU builds a big early lead before the Red Raiders score some late points. The Sooners defense starts out strong and tight end James Hanna sees some touches in the red zone.

Pick to click: Last week was just the start for running back Roy Finch as he continues to get more comfortable with his role. Finch will score at least once to give the Sooners another viable threat in the open field.

- Bob Przybylo