Texas Tech falls to Oklahoma in record-busting game
Saturday’s game between Texas Tech and No 16 Oklahoma was entertaining, to say the least. The Red Raiders may ultimately have fallen 66-59 at home, but they and the Sooners sure put on a fireworks show.
Setting records left and right
Not only was the melee fun to watch, it also broke records all over the place. In total, at least 30 FBS, Big 12, or team records were broken during these four quarters.
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II broke the FBS record for single-game total offense with 819 yards, tied the FBS record for passing yards with 734, and just barely missed (by one) tying the record for attempts, with 88 throws. He was also responsible for seven touchdowns, giving him the FBS lead with 35.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield broke Landry Jones’ OU single-game record with seven touchdown passes while throwing for 545 yards.
The Red Raiders and Sooners combined for the most yards of total offense in an FBS game, with 1,708. Texas Tech put up the most-ever yards by a losing team. (Not the greatest record to have, but at least they gave the Sooners a run for their money.)
Mahomes named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Unsurprisingly, Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes II has been named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the records he broke, tied, or just missed tying. He now has an FBS-leading 3,313 passing yards this season, the second most by a player through seven games in FBS history.
This is the fifth Big 12 weekly award of Mahomes’ career, and the second time he’s won this year. He has also been tabbed as one of eight quarterbacks of the week by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, which puts him in contention for this week’s Manning Award.
In total, Mahomes leads the FBS in passing yards (3,313), total offense (3,550) and points responsible for (210), while guiding an offense that leads the FBS in passing yards, total offense and third down conversion percentage, and ranks second in scoring offense.