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Top 25: No. 17 Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 20

Published October 6, 2012 5:47 pm

Top 25 football • Oklahoma won in Lubbock for the first time since 2003.
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LUBBOCK, Texas • Landry Jones passed for two touchdowns, Blake Bell ran for two more and No. 17 Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 41-20 on Saturday to avenge the Sooners' home loss to the Red Raiders last season.

The win was crucial for Oklahoma to remain in the conversation for the Big 12 title.

Both of Jones' touchdown passes went for 13 yards — one each to Justin Brown and Kenny Stills. Bell, in at quarterback, scored his touchdowns from a yard out.

Javon Harris put the game out of reach midway through the third quarter when he returned an interception 46 yards for a TD to put the Sooners (3-1, 1-1) up 38-13.

The Red Raiders had their worst defensive performance this year, giving up 380 yards after coming in ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Seth Doege was 22 of 36 for 203 yards and had three interceptions for Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1).

The win was sweet for the Sooners, who lost 41-38 to the Red Raiders last season — a defeat that broke Oklahoma's 39-game win streak in Norman.

It was the first time the Sooners won in Lubbock since 2003.

It also upped the Sooners' record to 19-0 in games following a loss going back to 2004. They lost two weeks ago at home 24-19 to Kansas State. OU also avoided having back-to-back Big 12 losses under coach Bob Stoops. —