Red Raiders Shutout Baylor Bears, 28-0

Texas Tech Defeats Baylor for the 10th Consecutive Time

In a game that many saw as a potential trap for Texas Tech, the Baylor Bears were able to keep it close for the first half of the game but eventually succumbed to the Red Raiders, 28-0. Despite playing in front of Baylor's Homecoming crowd of 43,525, Tech stayed focused, improving their record to 8-1 and becoming bowl eligible.

Cody Hodges struggled, completing only 22 of 44 catches for 264 yards, which is well below his season average of 386 yards. Hodges threw 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in the game.

Jarrett Hicks led the receiving corps, catching 7 balls for 115 yards, an average of 16.4 yards per catch. Hicks turned in his best performance so far this year, scrambling for additional yards after the catch and gaining crucial yards that, late in the 3rd quarter, allowed Tech to go for it on 4th down.

Taurean Henderson turned in another big game for the Raiders, finishing with 150 total yards and 2 touchdowns. His leadership on the team was evident on Saturday, as he led the struggling offense with 18 carries for 136 yards rushing. Henderson is currently 4th in the nation in total scoring with 102 points.

Texas Tech's defense posted their first shutout ever in a Big 12 road game. Senior safety Dwayne Slay led the team with 18 tackles and a sack. Vincent Meeks, Paul Williams, and Antonio Huffman all picked off balls during the game, giving the Red Raider offense additional opportunities to score.

Although the offense struggled to put points on the board during the first half, the Red Raider special teams unit turned in a solid performance, putting critical points on the board during the first half. Kicker Alex Trlica booted 33-yard and 47-yard field goals, giving the Raiders the lead during an otherwise scoreless half.

The Red Raiders look to improve their record to 9-1 Saturday when they face Texas A&M at Jones Stadium. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Network at 6 p.m.

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