The No. 24-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1, 0-0) practiced in shells for more than two hours on Wednesday, furthering their preparation for Saturday afternoon's meeting with Texas A&M (4-0, 0-0) at Kyle Field in College Station.
After opening practice with a series of individual drills, the team again worked through their field goal, punt and kickoff formations under the instruction of Special Teams Coach Ruffin McNeill. Senior punter Alex Reyes
, who currently boasts the fourth best punting average in the nation (47.8), boomed several kicks in the direction of return-man Danny Amendola
despite the heat of a steady rush.
Offensive highlights from practice came from quarterback Graham Harrell who connected with a number of different receivers on the day, including sophomore Eric Morris, who got behind the scout team defense for a 40-yard touchdown. For the first-team defense, team-leading tackler Joe Garcia came away with an interception for the second day in a row, pulling in a deflected pass near the sideline.
The Raiders will hold a light workout on the field of Jones AT&T Stadium tomorrow before traveling to College Station on Friday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ABC.