Texas Tech is Eliminated from Bowl Contention on Senior Night
The Texas Tech football team came into tonight at 4-6 in a must win situation against Kansas State. A slow first half exploded into a high scoring second half but Texas Tech could not overcome penalties and missed calls as they fell to Kansas State 30-27.
The Red Raiders won the toss and took the ball to open the game. The Red Raiders and Wildcats would trade punts for several drives before Jett Duffey would end the first good drive of the game with an interception, that the Wildcat offense would turn into a field goal. More punts and trading of field goal drives, plus a missed field goal by Kansas State at the end of the half would make it 6-3 in the Wildcats' favor heading into halftime.
The second half would be much more entertaining.
Kansas State would open the second half with a 9 play 75 yard touchdown drive ending on a Phillip Brooks touchdown catch from Skylar Thompson. The Red Raider offense would turn the momentum with a 12 play 75 yard touchdown capped off by SaRodorick Thompson touchdown run.
Just when it looked like Texas Tech could make a run the Wildcats returned the kickoff for a touchdown to make it 20-10. That could have been backbreaking for Texas Tech but Jett Duffey 6 play 49 yard drive after a great kick off return from KeSean Carter. The drive was finished on this touchdown catch by Erik Ezukanma.
The teams would trade field goals to make it 23-20 with 14:35 left in the 4th Q. The Red Raiders were forced into the field goal after a weird touchdown/no touchdown ruling when KeSean Carter caught a ball at the goal line but couldn't control it through the entire process. Whatever the process is.
A few punts would stall the scoring before Kansas State struck big with a 48 yard touchdown pass from Skylar Thompson. 30-20.
Duffey and Thompson would trade interceptions before Duffey would respond with his own long touchdown throw to RJ Turner for 58 yards. 30-27
With 3:48 left Texas Tech would kick it deep to Kansas State, and they would not get the ball back after Skyler Thompson converted a 3rd and 11 finally put the Red Raiders out of their misery.
The second half was riddled with under-thrown passes from Skylar Thompson that turned into pass interference calls against Texas Tech. All of them costly.
Next Friday, Texas Tech plays at Texas to finish the 2019 season.