Texas wins a hard hitting, dirty game with trickery, replay controversy, and Thanksgiving derp moxie overdrive 41-16 notching the most points in a game this season. Just another typical meeting with Texas Tech. About the only thing we didn't see was the Texas quarterback of the future. Well, at least as early as Texas fans wanted to see Tyrone Swoopes. When he did hit the field, it was only after a bone headed play by Tech's punt returner late in the game deep in their territory resulting in his first career rushing TD on a fourth down keeper.
The game plan called for Texas to exploit the extremely weak Tech rushing defense and boy did Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron deliver with a great game called by Major Applewhite. Credit the offensive line wrecking the Raiders. Each of the two running backs busted the century mark. The dominant rushing performance was punctuated by Case McCoy's second longest career rush from scrimmage of 16 yards late in the 3rd quarter extending a drive which ultimately led to his 2nd rushing touchdown of the season.
But the game plan also pointed to Tech getting their nation leading 400 passing yards. Credit the defensive coaches dialing up a terrific scheme to thwart Air Raid II. Baker Mayfield had one of his worst outings as a Red Raider, finally going to the bench at the end of 3rd quarter. We saw man free zone, zone blitz, 3-5-3 Tampa 2. And how about that defensive line registering 9 sacks. NINE. Tech only gave up 24 sacks heading into this game. Jackson Jeffcoat, suffering from the flu this week, had one-third of those as did his bookend partner Cedrick Reed. Just a tremendous effort all the way around.
Throw in a couple of Lou Groza Award finalist Anthony Fera field goals and a terrific kicking night by Nick Rose and you have about as dominating a performance as could be expected.
Credit the coaching staff and players for bouncing back after the embarrassing home loss against Oklahoma State to keep the conference championship race alive one more week.
And congratulations to the seniors for a gutsy performance in their last home game at DKR.
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