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Texas Tech wins Big 12 opener

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In front of 58,702, the Red Raiders pulled out a thrilling 20-10 Big 12 conference-opening win over #24 TCU Thursday night.

Davis Webb came off the bench late in the 4th when Baker Mayfield went down with an injury. With the game tied at 10, Webb hit DeAndre Washington on a 49-yard touchdown with 4:56 to play. However, the play was reviewed and Washington let go of the ball at the half yard line as he waltzed into the end zone.

A minute later, Webb connected with Bradley Marquez for a 19-yard touchdown to put Tech up 17-10.

The Red Raider offense scored on the first series of the game as Baker Mayfield hit Kenny Williams for a 50-yard touchdown. Ryan Bustin added a 39-yard field goal to make it 10-0 after 1.

Tech's offense sputtered from there. Mayfield threw 3 interceptions. He was 21/40 for 215 yards passing, but only 9 yards via the air in the 2nd half.

However, the Red Raider defense rose to the occasion, getting 2 interceptions off Trevone Boykin.

Holding the Frogs scoreless with 6 first downs in the first half, the defense stayed strong into the 3rd. Down 10-3, TCU was driving for the tying score when Jackson Richards made a huge interception for Tech.

In the 4th, TCU tied it at 10 on a BJ Catalon 17-yard TD run with 6:28 left in the game.

For the second straight game, the student attendance record was broken, with the new mark now 16,092.

Now 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12, Texas Tech goes back out of conference, hosting Texas State September 21st at 6 p.m.

You can find complete coverage, slideshows, and exclusive interview video in the RaiderZone at http://bit.ly/17eAYR2.

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