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Texas Tech Pulls It Out Against TCU

The Red Raiders knock off TCU in a game where both teams seemed to struggle.

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This game was the opposite of what most people thought it would be. A defensive battle in a TCU-Texas Tech game? What? That’s exactly what we got on Saturday. In 2014 and 2015, this game’s point total has been over 100, but the final in this one was 27-24 in favor of the Red Raiders.

Both offenses were not on their game and the quarterback situation for both teams was very strange. Patrick Mahomes finished with only 206 passing yards and two touchdowns, while starting TCU quarterback, Kenny Hill, was pulled from the game late in the third quarter after throwing for only 160 yards and an interception. The backup, Foster Sawyer, took over and managed to take the Red Raiders to double overtime.

The difference in this game was the special teams play. TCU kicker, Brandon Hatfield missed three out of four field goal attempts, including a 39-yard attempt in double overtime. Meanwhile, Texas Tech kicker, Clayton Hatfield (no relation) went 2/2 on field goal attempts including the 37-yard game winner.

Next week, the Red Raiders try to win their second consecutive game against in-state rival Texas in Lubbock, while TCU takes on rival Baylor in Waco.

Game Stats

Texas Tech

TCU

1st Downs 23 25
3rd Down Eff. 10-20 5-15
4th Down Eff. 1-2 1-1
Total Yards 345 418
Passing 206 246
Comp-Att 24-40 22-47
Yards Per Pass 5.2 5.2
Rushing 139 172
Rushing Att 49 39
Yards Per Rush 2.8 4.4
Penalties 1-5 4-25
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Poss 32:04 27:56

FINAL SCORE

27

24

Emptying The Notebook

  • The all-time record between these two teams is now 31-25-3 in favor of the Red Raiders
  • TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium has the smallest capacity of any Big 12 stadium
  • With this win, Kliff Kingsbury is now 23-23 (.500) as a head coach and 24-16 (.600) as a player at Texas Tech
  • Horned Frogs are not actually frogs, but lizards…also they can shoot blood out of their eyes to scare off enemies

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