Despite the loss, Texas Tech was able to get some good news today as junior kicker Ryan Bustin was named one of 20 finalists for the Lou Groza award. Bustin has already broken his own school record of 17 field goals this year with 19. The list will be narrowed to three finalists on November 25 and the winner of the award will be announced on December 10.
But one guy who is still not on the Mackey Award Watch List for the nation’s top tight end is Jace Amaro. Amaro had another outstanding game last week catching 15 balls for 174 yards and a touchdown. He has proven he is worthy of those award lists, and his coaches are surprised he's not getting any more recognition.