Texas Tech Runs Away From Baylor in 38-24 Win

Red Raider Nation

Texas Tech held off Baylor, 38-24, and snapped its four-game losing streak in the process Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The Red Raiders jumped in from 7-0 14 seconds into the game when KeKe Coutee returned the opening kickoff 92-yards for a touchdown. 

It was the first time Texas Tech had returned the opening kickoff for a scores since 1973.

Baylor would answer with a 12-play, 75 yard drive capped by a Charlie Brewer touchdown pass to Gavin Holmes to tie the game.

Texas Tech regained the lead on a one yard touchdown run by Tre King and led 14-7 after the first quarter.

The Red Raiders capitalized on a Baylor turnover in the red zone taking it 86 yards and scoring on a Nic Shimonek pass to T.J. Vasher to give Texas Tech a 21-7 lead.

The defense came up big two more times in the second quarter.  First with a goal line stand on 4th and one to force a turnover on downs then with a Vaughnte Dorsey interception to end the half.

The Red Raider defense forced two more turnovers in the second half.  The second came in the fourth quarter when Douglas Coleman forced a fumble and return it for a score.

Texas Tech (5-5) is now a win away from becoming bowl eligible.

The Red Raiders host TCU on Saturday.  The kickoff time is still to be determined.

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