Texas Tech beat TCU because of their defense. Full stop. End of story.

Yes, quarterback Jett Duffey didn't quit after a tumultuous first half, with some explosive plays and the game-winning touchdown. But the true standout was Texas Tech's defense. And this highlight reel from Texas Tech demonstrates just how vital they were to this key win.

Both teams struggled offensively throughout the game -- a credit to their opponent's defensive strength. Penalties also hampered Texas Tech and TCU's drives, squashing momentum and leaving the game up in the air until the very last drive.

The game was so crazy, especially in the closing minutes, that words can't do it justice. I take that back. Three words do it justice, and the official Texas Tech Football Twitter account had those three words right after the Red Raiders secured the W with TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson's bizarre dropped ball/failed throw:

"OH MY GOD." That sums up Texas Tech's win over the TCU Horned Frogs perfectly.

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Texas Tech Football Home Game Highlight Reels