Red Raiders Fall to Longhorns, 34-24

Texas Tech kept it within reach throughout most of the game but fell short, dropping to 2-1 after losing to the Texas Longhorns 34-24. Colt McCoy and the Longhorns avenged last year's last second upset by beating the Red Raiders in Austin in both teams' conference opener.

In front of a hostile crowd of 101,297 at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, the Red Raiders gave the Longhorns a scare but were unable to pull it out in the end, losing by ten to the second-ranked team in the nation. First year starting quarterback Taylor Potts had a very solid showing in his first road game, throwing for 420 yards and three touchdowns, but in the end the Longhorn defense was too much for the Red Raiders.

After a slow first half where neither offense was able to find the end zone, the Longhorns came out slinging, scoring only 3 minutes and 48 seconds into the third quarter. The Red Raiders answered with a touchdown of their own, and the race was on, with both teams answering each other score for score until late in the fourth.

The Longhorns began to pull away in the fourth, but a TD strike to Tramain Swindall brought the Red Raiders within seven with 6:58 left to go in the game.

On their next possession, UT managed to drive down field and kick a field goal. Down by 10 with only 1:32, Tech was unable to convert on a fourth and 8 pass from Taylor Potts to Lyle Leong, turning the ball over on downs and allowing the Longhorns to run out the clock.

Potts finished the game with 420 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Lyle Leong was Potts' favorite target, as he had 6 receptions for 80 yards and 2 scores.



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