Texas Tech Football Just Got Absolutely Hammered by the Longhorns
There's not much to really say about a 70-35 loss to Texas in Austin. If anything, Texas Tech athletics should never tweet "Now It's Personal" again.
The Red Raiders went to Austin with momentum and thought that they could at least stay within a touchdown. That was not the case. The Longhorns finished every single drive in the endzone, except for their final drive that ended with the clock running out on the game. The only stop the Red Raiders defense had has an interception in the endzone to open the Longhorns offense second half.
Texas scored on every drive in the first half.
The Red Raiders are better than what they showed today, but that doesn't hold much water when the best defense they've fielded in a decade gave up 350 yards in the first half. Bijan Robinson had nearly 200 yards by himself in the game.
Texas QB Casey Thompson was 18 of 23 for 303 yards and five touchdowns. His counterpart, Tyler Shough, was 9 of 11 with a rushing touchdown and a pick-six before leaving the game with an apparent injury. Backup Henry Colombi finished the game and was 17 of 23 for 324 yards with three touchdowns with no turnovers.
The Texas Tech offense scored 35, but lost by 35 after giving up the 70 spot. It was the first time Texas scored 70 points since 2005.
Texas Tech certainly looked bad today, but I don't think that makes them a bad team.
I know that sounds counter-intuitive but I still believe Texas Tech is going to be in a bowl game. Does it feel like it right now? No. It feels bad right now. I also see TCU lose to SMU at home and tell myself that anything can happen on any given day.
Today was the Longhorns' day. I'm still hoping there are three or four more days out there that will be the Red Raiders' day.
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