Samaje Perine rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma's 63-27 win over Texas Tech. On Monday he was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
The 201 rushing yards stand as the third most by a Big 12 player this season and the four rushing TDs are tied for the most. It marked the fourth time in Perine's young career that he has run for at least 200 yards and scored at least four touchdowns. Against the Red Raiders, he averaged 8.7 yards on his 23 carries and added one reception for nine yards. Perine had seven runs of at least 10 yards and five for at least 15. Included was a 48-yard burst in the third quarter that set up his third touchdown and put OU ahead 42-20.