NORMAN, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Kliff Kingsbury picked apart Texas' secondary last week. He never had a chance against Oklahoma.
The fifth-ranked Sooners made life miserable for Kingsbury and 23rd-ranked Texas Tech, crushing the 23rd-ranked Red Raiders, 60-15, to clinch the Big 12 Conference South Division title.
Quentin Griffin rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries for the Sooners (10-1, 6-1), who will face Colorado in the Big 12 championship game December 7 in Houston.
"They were awesome," Griffin said of the Sooners' defense. "They shut down Kliff Kingsbury, who is a great quarterback. I can't put into words how good of a job they did containing him. I was glad I didn't have to play defense against him."
Griffin went over the 100-yard mark for the seventh straight game, raising his season total to 1,450. He has surpassed the century mark in every conference game this year and has three 200-yard games.
"Quentin, coupled with our offensive line, has been the biggest difference from this year to last," Oklahoma quarterback Nate Hybl said. "Our ability to run the ball is paramount. I can't stress enough how much easier it is for me as far as play calling is concerned."
Texas Tech (8-5, 5-3) moved into the rankings after beating the Longhorns, 42-38, last week, but it was dealt a dose of reality by the Sooners.
"It's one of America's great defenses, no question," Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said of the Sooners. "They played with great tempo early. There were really no secrets, they just came out of the blocks really fast and were explosive early. We were playing on our heels and stayed on our heels."
The Red Raiders were blanked until Vincent Meeks returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and their high-powered offense was kept out of the end zone until the final nine minutes.
"I thought we really matched up well with Texas Tech," Oklahoma linebacker Teddy Lehman said. "We have great defensive backs. When we are on and have coverage like today, we'll get plenty of sacks."
Oklahoma, which had two safeties in the game, removed all doubt early, never looking back after Kejuan Jones opened the scoring 3:15 into the contest. Griffin ripped off a 62-yard TD run 90 seconds later, and the rout was on.
Kingsbury passed for a Big 12 Conference-record six touchdowns and 473 yards against Texas, but was held to barely a third of that total against the Sooners' physical defense.
"It's never easy to face an offense that's going to throw the ball around 60 times a game," Oklahoma defensive back Andre Woolfolk said. "They're going to get some here and there and they did."
But not much.
Facing constant pressure, he was sacked six times and completed just 15-of-35 passes for a season-low 187 yards. In last year's 30-13 loss to Oklahoma, Kingsbury was held to 234 yards, his lowest total of 2001.
"You never expect this," Kingsbury said. "They had a great running game and really beat us in all phases of the game."
End Jimmy Wilkerson sacked Kingsbury in the end zone for a safety that made it 16-0 late in the first quarter.
The Sooners finished with 553 total yards, including 329 on the ground. Nate Hybl had a quiet by efficient game for the Sooners, completing 14-of-23 passes for 127 yards. Texas Tech rushed for a meager 12 yards on 19 attempts.
"They fly to the football and play real fast," Texas Tech running back Wes Walker said. "We never got in the groove, we turned the ball over. We were really sloppy."
Jones' three-yard run made it 23-0 with 7:30 left in the first half before the Sooners registered their second safety when the Red Raiders were called for holding in the end zone
Things got no better for Texas Tech in the second half as Brandon Shelby blocked a punt that Will Peoples recovered a blocked punt in the end zone just 1:47 into the third quarter.
Griffin added short TD runs of one and four yards in the final six minutes of the period to make it 46-0.
Despite the big lead, Oklahoma elected to put the ball in the air in the fourth quarter as Hybl tossed a four-yard TD pass to Trent Smith with 10:33 remaining.
After Kingsbury threw a 67-yard TD strike to Carlos Francis on the next possession, Oklahoma backup Paul Thompson got into the act by connecting with Brandon Jones for a seven-yard TD with just over three minutes to go.