No. 2 Oklahoma St. 66, Texas Tech 6

Brandon Weeden threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns and

Joseph Randle ran for three more scores to lead No. 2 Oklahoma

State over Texas Tech 66-6 Saturday, making the Cowboys 10-0 for

the first time in school history.

The Cowboys, second in the BCS standings this week, next (7-0

Big 12) play at Iowa State before closing their season at home

against Oklahoma in the Bedlam game. Win both, and they will likely

be headed to the BCS championship game.

Weeden threw touchdown passes of 2, 27, 28, 48 and 66 yards, and

had no interceptions before his backup came in late in the third

quarter. Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper each had more than 100

receiving yards.

It was the Red Raiders’ most lopsided loss ever and the most

points allowed in program history. Seth Doege completed 25 of 43

passes for a season-low 169 yards and an interception for Texas

Tech (5-5, 2-5).

The Cowboys dominated from the start, going up 21-0 in the first

quarter. They ran at will and Weeden wasn’t pressured much. He was

sacked just once.

Stewart and Blackmon had two touchdowns each. Randle’s rushing

scores went for 2, 1 and 10 yards, and he finished with 78 yards on

18 carries.

Hershel Sims led the Cowboy with 109 yards on 13 carries.

The Cowboys led the nation in takeaways coming into the game

(31) and got three more against the Red Raiders.

They scored off all three first-half turnovers by Texas Tech,

including a fumbled kickoff return by the Red Raiders. Ben McRoy

fumbled the ball into the end zone and teammate Kenny Williams

recovered it momentarily when it rolled out onto the field.

Williams lost the handle and couldn’t find the ball, which

eventually was recovered at the 3 and taken in for a score by Josh

Stewart to make it 35-0.

About two minutes earlier Stewart had caught a 27-yard touchdown

pass from Weeden to make it 21-0. He got another TD on a 66-yarder

from Weeden just before the senior quarterback left the game.

It is the second time this season that the Cowboys have led by

49 points at half. Oklahoma State was up 56-7 against Kansas early

last month in Stillwater.

The most points allowed by Texas Tech before Saturday came at

Oklahoma in 2008 when the Red Raiders lost 65-21.

The 49-0 halftime score was the most points scored against Texas

Tech in a half and the Red Raiders’ largest deficit since at least


Texas Tech didn’t score until early in the third quarter.

In the first half, the Red Raiders punted four times, gave up

two fumbles and an interception. They have two more tries – at

Missouri and at Baylor – to get a sixth win and be bowl


Tech finally got on the scoreboard early in the second half on a

turnover by OSU on its opening possession. Randle caught a pass

from Weeden behind the line of scrimmage and Terrance Bullitt

forced a fumble which Cornelius Douglas ran in from 37 yards to

pull the Red Raiders within 49-6. They missed the extra point.

Texas Tech’s precious worst loss in Big 12 play at home came in

2000 when they lost to Nebraska 56-3. The most points the Red

Raiders had allowed at home came in 1983 when Tulsa beat them