LUBBOCK, Texas - OU is out.
Graham Harrell and Texas Tech knocked No. 3 Oklahoma out of the national title chase last night with a 34-27 victory.
Harrell threw for 420 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders and for the 11th time this season a top-five team lost to an unranked team.
Tech fans stormed the field after the win, the second straight in Lubbock for coach Mike Leach over Sooners coach Bob Stoops, his former boss at Oklahoma.
With Oregon losing Thursday, the Sooners, who were fourth in the latest BCS standings, appeared to be in good shape to play for a national title if they could have won out.
But the Sooners (9-2, 5-2 Big 12) failed to get on track after quarterback Sam Bradford left the game in the first quarter with a concussion. He did not return.
Oklahoma's offense came up feeble on all fronts, falling short of its season averages in rushing and scoring.
The loss put Oklahoma in a tie with No. 12 Texas for the Big 12 South title, but the Sooners have the head-to-head edge, having beaten the Longhorns in October.
The Red Raiders (8-4, 4-4) had never beaten a team as highly ranked. In 2002, Tech beat No. 4 Texas, 42-38, in Lubbock.
Bradford came out with the Sooners up, 7-3, following their second possession of the game. It appeared from television replays that he took a hard hit as he tried to make a tackle after teammate Allen Patrick fumbled on Oklahoma's first play.
Bradford sat alone on the bench until about 10 minutes remained in the first half when he walked with trainers up a ramp leading out of the stadium.