Highlight Reel: See How Texas Tech Did the Impossible & Upset OSU
If you're a hardcore Texas Tech fan, you owe it to yourself to set aside around 2 minutes to watch this highlight reel showcasing the sheer beauty of the Red Raiders' upset win over OSU.
Heading into the matchup in Stillwater, the Cowboys were favored by 14 points. The last time the 15th ranked team lost to Texas Tech at home was in 2001. The last time they were defeated by Texas Tech period was in 2008. But not long into the first half, it became clear that something was different about this Texas Tech football team.
The defense was making key stops. The offense wouldn't let up and was nearly flawless in the red zone. Penalties, regularly a bugaboo for the Red Raiders, were kept to a bare minimum: just three for 20 yards. And despite a couple unfortunate interceptions from Alan "The Showman" Bowman, including a bobbled touchdown pass to T.J. Vasher that ended up in a defensive back's hands, the True Freshman quarterback shined.
Bowman truly earned his new nickname "The Showman," passing for 397 yards and two touchdowns. This follows a stunning performance against Houston that saw the freshman break a record held by former QB Patrick Mahomes.
It didn't hurt that the Cowboys appeared off-balanced and inconsistent. They'd surprise the Texas Tech defense with the occasional big play, but then bumbled and couldn't cap off key drives with a score. A dropped punt return on OSU's side resulting in a Red Raiders first down, along with a missed field goal and an interception by TTU Cornerback Adrian Frye, only helped the Red Raiders capitalize on the Cowboys' offensive woes and myriad penalties.
After halftime, the Cowboys were held to a goose egg, effectively letting the Red Raiders do whatever they wanted on offense. OSU head coach Mike Gundy admitted as much in his post-game presser. "We got outcoached, outplayed, and they were a lot tougher than us," Gundy said.
The win against Oklahoma State moves Texas Tech to 3-1 this season (1-0 in the Big 12). Their overall record against the Pokes is now 22-21-3, and Kingsbury notched his first-ever win against the team since being named head coach.
Kingsbury will have a chance to even out his overall W-L record (33-34) when the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday, Sept. 29th at 11a.m. in the friendly confines of Jones AT&T Stadium.
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