College football infographic: Offenses dominate in Texas Tech- Oklahoma game
In Week 8’s matchup between Oklahoma and Texas Tech, both teams’ offenses pummeled the other’s defense and ran up the scoreboard, ending with a score of 66-59 Oklahoma victory and plenty of new NCAA and program records.
No game this year produced larger numbers than this matchup, so we broke down the statistics for the offensive leaders that stepped up during the record-breaking matchup:
According to the Associated Press, the two teams broke the NCAA all-division record for total combined yards in a game with 1,708 while the 125 points scored between the two teams came out to be the second-most points in a game involving a ranked team.
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes broke a NCAA record for total offensive yards in a game. Mahomes’s passing yards, combined with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s passing yards totaled to be 1,279, which broke the NCAA record for most combined passing yards in a game. Oklahoma began the first team in FBS history to have a 500-yard passer, a 200-yard rusher and a 200-yard receiver all in the same game.
Overall, it was an impressive performance from both teams’ offenses, and it made for one of the more interesting games of the season. The Sooners, who are now 5-2 for the season, look to perform against Kansas on Saturday, where as the Red Raiders, now 3-4, move on to face TCU the same day.