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Song's fourth field goal pushes TCU past Texas Tech 33-31

Nov. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — TCU’s seesaw win at Texas Tech on Saturday proved there’s no place like the road in this Big 12 rivalry, thanks in great measure to a fittingly uncharacteristic first quarter for both teams. Jonathan Song’s fourth field goal, a 20-yarder with 5:38 to play, gave...

Texas Tech, TCU meet with both pushing for bowl eligibility

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech with its first-year coach and TCU with a true freshman quarterback are in the same situation. The Red Raiders and Horned Frogs have identical 4-5 records (also 2-4 in the Big 12) with only one win over the last month. Both have to win two of their last three games to get...

Texas Tech QB Bowman cleared to play and intends to redshirt

Nov. 11, 2019 4:34 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has been cleared to play after missing six games with a shoulder injury but the plan now is to redshirt the second-year player. Bowman, who got hurt in the third game Sept. 14 at Arizona, could still play in one more game this season for Texas Tech...

Texas Tech roughs up West Virginia 38-17

Nov. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey continues to give West Virginia fits. The junior moved the offense at will in the first half and the Red Raiders used a fast start to beat West Virginia 38-17 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their fifth straight loss. Duffey threw for one...

Stumbling Texas Tech, WVU looking to avoid Big 12 basement

Nov. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas Tech and West Virginia have lumbered through sour seasons under first-year coaches. One of them will get a sorely needed boost and end a losing streak when the Red Raiders (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) and Mountaineers (3-5, 1-4) meet on Saturday. The winner will prop up fading bowl...

Jayhawks, Red Raiders to meet in midst of program rebuilds

Oct. 25, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — With a new offensive coordinator and fresh attitude, Kansas spent four quarters going toe-to-toe with Texas last week, taking the highly ranked Longhorns down to the wire on the road. The Jayhawks didn't quite finish off the upset, but they certainly raised some eyebrows. Two belonged...

Purdy, Iowa State keep rolling in 34-24 win over Texas Tech

Oct. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones have been on quite a roll since late in the game that got away in their other trip to Texas. Purdy threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns, freshman Breece Hall ran 75 yards for the first of his two scores and Iowa State took a big lead early...

Texas Tech, Iowa State meet amid Baylor memories for both

Oct. 18, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Though they would never admit it, Texas Tech coach Matt Wells and Iowa State's Matt Campbell might spend a moment thinking about Baylor when their teams meet Saturday. For Wells, the memory is too fresh of a play that wasn't ruled a fumble by the Bears in overtime in the Red Raiders'...

No. 22 Baylor needs 2 OTs to beat Texas Tech 33-30

Oct. 12, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Backed up to his 1 after a sack and needing a field goal in the final two minutes to keep the Big 12's longest current winning streak alive, Charlie Brewer found a way to get Baylor another victory in its first game as a ranked team under coach Matt Rhule. Brewer drove the Bears 97 yards...

Coming of age: Rhule, No. 22 Baylor going against Texas Tech

Oct. 11, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Matt Rhule remembers his message to the team after a lopsided loss two years ago midway through his first season. "You guys are puppies, you are sophomores and freshmen. Just wait your turn, keep working hard and eventually you will be better," Rhule recalled this week. "So...