Tevin Madison Picks Off Richardson

The Texas Tech defense opened the game last week against Iowa State by forcing a turnover on sophomore cornerback Tevin Madison's diving interception. A closer inspection shows how poor scheme from the Cyclones and solid play from a pair of Red Raider defensive linemen made the pickoff by Madison possible.

The Texas Tech defense opened the game last week against Iowa State by forcing a turnover on the Cyclones' very first play from scrimmage on an interception by sophomore cornerback Tevin Madison.

It was a great play by Madison, but pressure from the Red Raider defensive line is what caused this.

Before we get into heaping praise, I want you to check out this poor scheme from Iowa State. I'm really hoping they were trying to set up the screen and it was just blown up before it could materialize, because look, I mean Branden Jackson is a good player, but it appears the Cyclones have devoted five blockers to him.

One of those blockers was beaten easily by Demetrius Alston, who is bearing down on ISU QB Sam Richardson. But it's true freshman defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko, who beat a double team, who makes Richardson just throw a pass weakly to the sideline.

Madison swept in with an excellent diving catch to finish the play. Great all-around play by the defense to get things started on the right foot.


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