Texas Tech falls to Baylor 33-30 in 2 OT

Texas Tech falls to Baylor 33-30 in 2 OT

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An ugly, turnover-ridden first half resulted in a 6-3 Texas Tech lead over Baylor at halftime. One of those turnovers was a Douglas Coleman interception, his sixth of the year, which is the most in the nation. 

The teams traded touchdowns to start the third quarter, and did so again towards the end of the game. SaRodorick Thompson's 29-yard TD gave Tech a 20-17 lead with 1:37 to go. Charlie Brewer responded, marching the Bears deep into the Red Raiders' territory but Matt Rhule's club had to settle for a 20-yard FG to send the game into overtime. 

Texas Tech won the toss in overtime, but elected to defer. On Baylor's first drive in OT, there was a snap that was unsuccessful, resulting in a fumble recovered by Texas Tech. The refs said there was an "illegal snap", and they needed to repeat the down. After the game, Matt Wells was not pleased about the ruling.

"There's gotta be an explanation," Wells said. "If that was not an illegal snap, and the QB was under the center and the ball hits the ground it is a live football and recovered by the Red Raiders. 1st and 10."

A few plays later, Brewer hit Denzel Mims for a 24-yard gain that took the Bears to TTU's 1-yard line. On the next play, Charlie Brewer scored his third rushing TD to give Baylor a 27-20 lead. 

Duffey's first touchdown of the game came in OT, connecting with Vasher in the back corner of the endzone to tie the game. In 2OT, on 4th down Matt Wells elected to kick a 35-yard field goal to give the Red Raiders a 30-27 lead. It only took Baylor three plays to win the game on a JaMychal Hasty rushing TD and give the Bears the win. 

Texas Tech falls to 3-3 on the year, and will return to action next week at the Jones as they host Iowa State at 11 AM. 

 

 

 

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