Texas Tech had hopes of bowl eligibility going into its final home game of the season against Kansas State. But the Wildcats crushed them by beating the Red Raiders 30-27.
The first half was a defensive battle as Kansas State had a 6-3 lead at the break. The second half started with a SaRodorick Thompson rushing TD, followed by a Joshua Youngblood 100-yard kickoff return to give the Wildcats a 20-10 lead.
The Red Raiders responded on the next drive, and it was capped off with a Jett Duffey/Erik Ezukanma connection for a 21-yard touchdown to make it a 20-17 ball game.
Kansas State went up 30-20, but Jett Duffey connected with RJ Turner on a 58-yard TD to cut the deficit to 3. Tech's defense was unable to stop the Wildcats on the next drive and fell 30-27.
The Red Raiders will close out the first year of the Matt Wells era Friday at 11 a.m. for a matchup with Texas in Austin. The game will be on FOX34.