Despite the loss, the offense played a solid game against the Sooners. Time to hand out the grades.
Shimonek was as solid as he's been all year. He went 22/36 for 322 yards and four touchdowns. He did have an interception on fourth down which might as well count as a punt return. There was a moment when Kingsbury chewed him out, which leads me to believe there were decision making issues and had trouble going through reads properly.
Wide Receivers: A-
Eight receivers recorded catches against the Sooners. T.J. Vasher was the leading receiver with five catches for 98 yards. Keke Coutee and Dylan Cantrell had a touchdown apiece while Cam Batson recorded two. The receiving corps as a whole averaged 14.6 yards per catch. There were some drops that stalled a couple of key drives but I honestly don't think we could ask for much more from this group.
Running Backs: C
Let me start by saying that Tre King is going to be a very special player in years to come. The junior rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries while Nisby had four touches for 12 yard. Unfortunately, neither back could punch one into the end zone. This group improved greatly from last week simply because they didn't fumble the ball. If Tech can find a way to become more of a threat on the ground, this offense will be unstoppable.
Offensive Line: C-
The offensive line continues to be a weak spot in the offense. It's not that they're bad because they're not, but they are a young group who is undersized and Oklahoma exploited that weakness more than anyone else so far. Because OU was able to dominate in the trenches, it made it difficult to set up the running game as well as allow time for long pass plays to develop. As I said last week, this will be a good unit in the future, but on Saturday they struggled.