Texas Tech dominates Baylor

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-4, 3-2) were clicking on all cylinders as they blew out the Baylor Bears (3-6, 1-4) by a score of 62-11. Baylor was unable to stop Texas Tech's offense, which gained 655 yards during the game.

It took a couple of drives for the Red Raider offense to get started, but once it got started Baylor was unable to slow it down.

Texas Tech scored first on a 65-yard touchdown drive. Quarterback Kliff Kingsbury capped the drive completed a 6 yard pass to running back Taurean Henderson.

Baylor answered by driving 61 yards to set up a 27-yard field goal attempt. Kicker Daniel Andino made the kick to bring the score to 7-3.

On the next drive the Red Raiders drove the ball 59 yards for a touchdown. Running back Foy Munlin finished off the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run to make the score 14-3.

Following a missed field goal by the Bears the Red Raiders drove the ball 76 yards for another touchdown. Taurean Henderson capped off the drive with a 7-ard touchdown run to make the score 21-3.

Texas Tech would score late in the first half by driving 70 yards to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Foy Munlin to make the score 28-3 at the half.

In the second half there was more of the same as Texas Tech scored touchdowns on the first three drives of the half to make the score 49-3.

Armon Dorrough would score his first touchdown as a Red Raider in the 4th quarter. Dorrough caught a 2-yard pass from quarterback BJ Symons to give Texas Tech a 62-3 lead.

Baylor would also get a touchdown and 2-point conversion late in the game to bring the final score to 62-11. Receiver Reggie Newhouse caught a 15-yard touchdown pass for the score.

Players of the Game
Texas Tech – Taurean Henderson
Baylor – Reggie Newhouse

Team Analysis

QB – Kliff Kingsbury had a great game today. Kingsbury passed for 371 yards and 3 touchdowns in just over two and a half quarters of football. Kingsbury completed 34 of 40 passes (85%) and threw no interceptions. The backups also saw some playing time today. BJ Symons completed 8 of 12 passes for 96 yards. Symons had 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in the game. Sonny Cumbie completed 5 of 6 passes for 33 yards. Cody Hodges completed 1 of 2 passes for 12 yards.

RB – This was another big game for the running backs. Taurean Henderson rushed 11 times for 84 yards (8.5 yards per carry) and 1 rushing touchdown. Henderson also caught 10 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. Foy Munlin had a big game as well catching 7 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. Munlin also rushed for 2 touchdowns.

WRWes Welker led the receivers with 6 catches. Nehemiah glover led the receivers in yardage with 72 yards on the day. Glover, Armon Dorrough, Mickey Peters, and Dupree Scovell caught a touchdown pass each today.

OL – The offensive line had a great game as they had great protection for the entire game. Their run blocking helped the Red Raiders gain 143 yards in the game. This was a nice bit of redemption after last week's game.

DL – The defensive line was applying pressure for the entire game. Aaron Hunt spent most of his playing time in the Baylor backfield. Texas Tech will need more of this type of play as they head into a crucial three game stretch.

LB – The linebackers had a good game. John Saldi really had a good game today. His speed was apparent as he made tackles all over the field. Saldi will be exciting to watch throughout his career as a Red Raider.

DB - The defensive backs played a solid game. This unit still has some room for improvement, but they did a better job tackling today. They did give up a big game to Newhouse, but so have several other teams this season. It doesn't get any easier after this game. This unit will face some of the top receivers in the conference over the next 3 games.

Special Teams – The coverage teams had a good day, not allowing any big returns. The return teams didn't do much as Baylor frequently kicked away from the primary return men. Robert Treece did miss a field goal, but he made all of his extra points.


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