Just add another chapter to the wild Saturday nights in Lubbock, Texas. In an old west shootout, Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 66-59 at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The loss by the Red Raiders was not for the lack of effort by Whitehouse's own Patrick Mahomes II, who had one of the greatest games in NCAA history.

Mahomes threw for five touchdowns and 734 yards for Texas Tech. His passing yards tied the NCAA record, matching Connor Halliday when Washington State played California in 2014.

He added 85 yards rushing to set an FBS record for total yardage of 819.

"Someone told me (about tying the passing record) in the locker room," Mahomes said. "But, like I said, we didn't win the game, so it really didn't matter."

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield passed for seven touchdowns and 545 yards to help the Sooners beat Texas Tech in a game that broke the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708.

The 125 points are the second-most in a game involving a ranked team. The record is 133 in No. 9 West Virginia's 70-63 victory over No. 25 Baylor on Sept. 29, 2012.

Both teams finished with the same number of total yards - 854. The longest pass play by each quarterback was 56 yards. Mahomes had the most yards rushing: 85 to 19 for Mayfield.

Mahomes hit on 52 of 88 pass attempts for 734 yards, five TDs and an interception. He added 12 carries for 85 yards and two TDs.

Mayfield, a graduate of Lake Travis HS, hit on 27 of 36 for seven TDs. He added 19 yards rushing.

In West Point, New York, Elkhart's Jeffrey Wilson helped the North Texas Mean Green to a huge win. UNT scores a 35-18 victory over Army. Wilson had 15 carries for 160 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 41, 1 and 1 yards as North Texas improved to 4-3.


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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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