Texas Tech’s Colin Schooler Buries Baylor QB to Stop TD
With 1:35 left in the Texas Tech game against Baylor Saturday afternoon, after Charlie Brewer had been running all over the Red Raiders, including a touchdown on the previous drive, Brewer broke through again and got to the goal line.
Colin Schooler wasn't having any of it. He shucked the tight end, then did this to the Baylor quarterback:
I'll admit I was excited when I saw this, but not nearly as pumped as this announcer.
"Oh my goodness. What a tackle by Schooler to stop the touchdown," he said. He'd double down with another line: "Tackle of the ballgame for Schooler." The booth would get control of themselves shortly.
The hit was really impressive, but the play to shuck the tight end like a sack of feathers shortly before the hit was arguably more impressive. The Bears would get a penalty on the next play and be forced to kick the field goal to go up 23-12. A Texas Tech touchdown on the following drive would bring the score to 23-18.
Schooler would get a stop on third down on the ensuing Baylor possession to give Texas Tech the ball back. Alan Bowman would then lead the Red Raiders down the field for a field goal to make the game 23-21 with 4:41 left in the fourth quarter.
Texas Tech went on to win the game by a point thanks to Garibay's last-second field goal.