The Baylor Bear offense racked up 338 yards on the ground and 673 total yards on their way to a convincing 63-34 win over Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Saturday.
Tech jumped on the board quickly to start the game, stealing a 14-0 nothing lead in the blink of an eye, but Baylor's offense settled into the game and took control in the second half.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield got the start for the Red Raiders, completing 28 of 51 passes for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns. But his turnovers would prove to be the downfall for the Tech.
Mayfield threw an interception and put the ball on the ground multiple times, putting his defense in a bind. Three Red Raider turnovers led to 14 Baylor points and once the Bears started clicking on offense it was too much for Tech to handle.
Jace Amaro left the game in the 1st half with an injury and did not return. Tech missed his presence offensively and weren't the same team moving the ball once he left.
The Red Raider defense got gashed again on the ground. This time they gave up over 300 yards rushing even with defensive leaders returning from injury. On the other side of the coin, Tech's rushing game was anemic, only totaling 137 yards and 0 touchdowns.
It was an 8-point game at the half but Baylor made the necessary adjustments at the half that Tech couldn't, holding the Red Raiders to only one touchdown in the second half.
The frustrations continue in Raiderland as the losing streak grows to 4 and Tech falls to 7-4 overall and 4-4 in Big 12 play. Tech will have an off week to prepare for Texas on Thanksgiving day. Even with all the turmoil, beating Texas would do a lot for this season.
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