Baucum's Bits - Texas Tech Finds A Way To Win

Quick notes on the comeback win by the Red Raiders.

— For having such a stellar home record for the last decade plus, this Texas Tech team is having some issues with visitors to Jones Stadium in 2011. For the second straight home game, Texas Tech was forced to rally in the second half.

— For the first time this season, the Red Raiders did not force a turnover in the game. Additionally, despite pressuring Nevada QBs a few times on third down tonight, Tech registered its only sack of the game on Nevada's final offensive play.

— RB Ben McRoy's 203 return yards set a Texas Tech record and provided a much-needed spark for a Tech offense that seemed to lose its composure when Darrin Moore and Bradley Marquez went out.

— RB Eric Stephens set career highs for carries and yards. The junior from Mansfield carried 26 times for 134 yards and two scores. His previous records  were 21 for 126 in the first game against Texas State.

— Safety D.J. Johnson led Tech in tackles at the half with 10. That's the most tackles since Marlon Williams registered the same total in October of 2008.

Kenny Williams played for the first time tonight and he is the 11th true freshman to play this season.

— Nevada ran 72 plays for 562 yards. That's far too many if the Red Raiders hope to win a conference game this season.

— Injuries to Darrin Moore, Bradley Marquez, Mickey Okafor, Terrance Bullitt, and maybe a couple of others could loom large for the Red Raiders as they prepare to open conference play at Kansas next season.

— It's safe to say that Eric Ward is a play maker. The sophomore had six catches for 51 yards and two scores. Ward was a big-time get out of high school as he was committed to Oklahoma… The Red Raiders stole him away at the 11th hour and he is paying dividends in his second season.

— Freshman Jace Amaro caught a TD pass for second straight game. Look for his playing time to increase.

— Chad Glasgow and Neal Brown spoke tonight about overcoming injuries and adversity. Both coordinators will have their hands full this week. Tune into Fox Sports Net next week at 11 am to catch Texas Tech's game against the Kansas Jayhawks from Lawrence.

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