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Halftime Update: Another home game vs. OU, and yet another shootout

The Red Raiders and Sooners are locked in a good one

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Oklahoma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Before the game many of us expected a lower scoring game compared to what we saw two years ago against OU So far, we have been treated to yet another shootout, with Tech leading 31-28. Alan Bowman has shined so far, throwing two touchdowns and 227 yards on 21-27 passes. Da’Leon Ward has two touchdowns, with one on the ground and one on a screen pass. Antoine Wesley has 108 yards on nine catches, while fellow tower T.J. Vasher catching six passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Vaughnte Dorsey has been the star of a poor defense, as Dorsey has two interceptions early in the game to go along with numerous big hits.

For Oklahoma, Kyler Murray has three touchdowns to go with his two interceptions. Trey Sermon has had a great game so far, with a couple big runs and 99 yards, with one touchdown in the wildcat. Oklahoma’s second leading receiver CeeDee Lamb has been held catchless, while Marquise Brown has five catches for 76 yards.

In the second half it will be vital for the Red Raiders to play disciplined defense, as missed tackles led to easy touchdown opportunities for the Sooners. Look for David Gibbs to dial up more zone blitzes to confuse Kyler Murray. On offense Alan Bowman will look to continue attacking the outside, as Vasher and Wesley have 15 catches in one half.

It should be another wild 30 minutes for both teams, as Tech will look to hang on for the upset.