Tuesday Practice Report

The No. 24-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-1, 0-0) practiced in shells Monday, their first full practice in preparation for Saturday's homecoming match-up against undefeated Missouri (5-0, 1-0) at Jones AT&T Stadium here in Lubbock.

The team opened practiced with a series of individual drills separated by position. The wide receivers then worked through one-on-ones against members of the scout team secondary before moving into their passing skeleton. Reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Graham Harrell connected with several receivers during the drill on a number of different routes.

After a special teams period that saw both placekickers Keith Toogood and Alex Trlica nail their lone 37-yard field goal attempts, the offense and defense moved into their full scout formations, getting a look at some of the sets that will be used by the Tigers on Saturday.

The brief team portion of practice was controlled mostly by the defense as linebacker Paul Williams picked up a sack and tackle Chris Hudler forced a bad throw with a hurry. On the period's final play however, receiver Grant Walker made an outstanding catch, bringing in a Chris Todd thrown ball over his outside shoulder, falling towards the sideline downfield.

The Red Raiders will practice again on Wednesday, further developing the gameplan for their second conference game of the 2006 season. Saturday night's kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on TBS.


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