Texas Tech Downs Oklahoma State 49-24

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-4, 3-2) became bowl eligible as they beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-5, 2-3) by a score of 49-24. The Texas Tech offense proved to be too much for the Cowboys as it gained 550 yards on the day.

Texas Tech got on the board first with a 70-yard touchdown drive midway through the 1st quarter. The drive was capped off with a 32-yard touchdown pass to receiver Carlos Francis to give the Red Raiders the 7-0 lead.

After a defensive stop, the Red Raiders drove the ball 79 yards for a touchdown. Foy Munlin scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to take the 14-0 lead.

Texas Tech would extend their lead further by scoring on an 80-yard drive. Carlos Francis finished off the drive with a touchdown run on a reverse to make the score 21-0.

Oklahoma State would get their first points with a little over four minutes left in the half. The cowboys scored on a 4-yard touchdown run by Tatum Bell to make the score 21-7.

Texas Tech would then score on a 60-yard pass to running back Taurean Henderson to extend their lead to 28-7.

Oklahoma State would get another touchdown late in the half as they drove 46 yards for a touchdown. The drive was capped off with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Rashaun Woods to make the score 28-14.

Oklahoma State would start the second half with a 76 yard drive. Tatum Bell finished off the drive with a 67-yard touchdown run to bring the score to 28-21.

Texas Tech answered by scoring 21 unanswered points. The Red Raiders scored on Passes to Mickey Peters and Wes Welker. Vincent Meeks would score the Red Raiders' last touchdown on a 15-yard interception return for a touchdown. These scores extended the lead to 49-21.

Oklahoma State would get a late field goal to bring the final score to 49-24.

Players of the Game
Texas Tech – Taurean Henderson
Oklahoma State – Rashaun Woods

Team Analysis

QBKliff Kingsbury had another 400-yard passing game in a big game for the Red Raiders. Kingsbury completed 38 of 50 passes for 418 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kingsbury has played good in the past two games after a disappointing game against Colorado.

RB – Once again the running backs played a key role for the offense. Taurean Henderson rushed the ball 10 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Henderson also caught 7 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Foy Munlin also had a rushing touchdown during the game.

WR – The wide receivers had one of their better games today. There were some great catches made in key situations by several receivers. Nehemiah Glover led all receivers with 7 catches. Carlos Francis had a touchdown reception, and a touchdown run Mickey Peters and Wes Welker also had 1 touchdown reception each.

OL – The offensive line continued their string of fine performances today. They did a great job protecting Kingsbury as he threw for 418 yards. The line also did a good job blocking for the running backs on rushes and screens.

DL – The defensive line played well for most of the game. The only bad spot was a couple of big runs that were given up due to missed tackles. The defensive line will need to play a little better next week.

LB – The linebackers played a solid game. Like the line, they had some problems with missed tackles, but tackled well for most of the game. John Saldi continues to be the most exciting linebacker on this team.

DB – The defensive backs faced a tough test this week, but answered it well. Rashaun Woods did have 111 receiving yards, but he only made it in the endzone once. Vincent Meeks, in his first start at safety, had an interception return for a touchdown. Meeks has made a quick adjustment to the safety position. He will face the toughest test of the season next week.

Special TeamsClinton Greathouse had several punts inside the 20. Wes Welker had a couple of nice returns on the day, and minimized his mistakes. The kick coverage team did give up one big return. Overall, it was a good day for the special teams, but there is some room for improvement.

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