Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma

No. 4 Oklahoma beats Louisiana Tech 48-16

AP Sports Writer

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trevor Knight threw for 253 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 116 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns to help No. 4 Oklahoma beat Louisiana Tech 48-16 on Saturday night.

Ford ran for 51 yards and caught four passes for 65 yards for the Sooners, who rolled to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter in the opener for both teams. Samaje Perine ran for 77 yards and a touchdown and Alex Ross ran for rushed two scores.

Zack Sanchez led Oklahoma's defense with an interception and a blocked field goal. Oklahoma linebacker Jordan Evans was ejected in the second quarter for targeting when he tried to make a play against Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol, but the Sooners remained dominant.

Sokol, an Iowa transfer in his first career start, threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns for Louisiana Tech.

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Scoring Summary
OKLAKeith Ford 22 yd run (Michael Hunnicutt kick)
OKLASterling Shepard 16 yd pass from Trevor Knight (Michael Hunnicutt kick)
OKLAKeith Ford 5 yd run (Michael Hunnicutt kick)
OKLAMichael Hunnicutt 39 yd FG
OKLAAlex Ross 1 yd run (Michael Hunnicutt kick)
LATECHJonathan Barnes 36 yd FG
OKLAAlex Ross 8 yd run (Michael Hunnicutt kick)
OKLAMichael Hunnicutt 37 yd FG
LATECHKenneth Dixon 6 yd pass from Cody Sokol (Jonathan Barnes kick)
OKLASamaje Perine 7 yd run (Michael Hunnicutt kick)
LATECHTrent Taylor 22 yd pass from Cody Sokol (blocked XP)
Team Stats
First Downs1526
Third Down Efficiency5-155-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-14-4
Plays-Net Yards65-24574-436
Passing Yds191253
Kick Return Yds36100
Punt Return Yds035
Time of Poss.31:228:58
Individual Stats
LATECH: Kenneth Dixon 16-42, Blake Martin 8-19, Team 1--3, Cody Sokol 4--4
OKLA: Samaje Perine 13-77, Keith Ford 9-51, Alex Ross 11-36, Trevor Knight 4-17, Daniel Brooks 1-2, Sterling Shepard 1-2, Team 1--2
LATECH: Cody Sokol 22-36-191-1
OKLA: Trevor Knight 19-34-253-1
LATECH: Sterling Griffin 7-74, Trent Taylor 4-68, Kenneth Dixon 3-14, Blake Martin 3-11, Conner Smith 2-12, Paul Turner 2-5, Hunter Lee 1-7
OKLA: Keith Ford 4-65, Sterling Shepard 4-49, K.J. Young 3-41, Dimitri Flowers 3-24, Durron Neal 2-42, Alex Ross 2-31, Jordan Smallwood 1-1
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West6-29-5
Oklahoma1st Big 12 9-011-2

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