Texas Tech falls to 1-1 after 68-55 loss to Arizona State - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech falls to 1-1 after 68-55 loss to Arizona State

Source: Devin Ward Source: Devin Ward

In Game 2 of the 2016 season, Texas Tech faces a tough road battle against the Sun Devils of Arizona State. 

1st Qtr scoring:

After surrending an early first quarter touchdown to the Sun Devils, Texas Tech tied up the game 7-7 on a 1-yard Patrick Mahomes touchdown run. 

Arizona State then scored a safety on a play when Mahomes wasn't ready for the snap. That moved the score to 9-7. 

The Red Raiders responded on their next drive with a 59-yard touchdown on a pass from Mahomes to Derrick Willies, taking the lead 14-9. That concluded a 6-play, 98-yard drive.

2nd Qtr scoring:

Arizona State scored on its first possession of the second quarter, taking the lead 16-14 on 1-yard touchdown run. 

It was another quick response for Texas Tech as Mahomes got his second passing touchdown on a 75 yarder to junior running back Justin Stockton. That gave Tech a 21-16 lead.  

The Sun Devils regained the lead after a 4-play, 85-yard drive that culminated with a 39-yard down pass. ASU took a 23-21 lead with 11:18 remaining in the 2nd. 

Arizona State increased its lead to 30-21 after stopping the Red Raider offense, and subsequently going on a 5-play, 50-yard touchdown drive. 

The Red Raiders followed up with a 9-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. Mahomes threw an 11-yard touchdown to Dylan Cantrell. However, Clayton Hatfield missed the extra point and the score remained 30-27 in favor of Arizona State. 

The scoring continued as the Sun Devils marched down the field again, scoring a touchdown after a 9-play, 74-yard. They took a 37-27 lead at that point. 

The Red Raiders finished the first-half scoring as Mahomes threw his fourth touchdown of the half, connecting with Jonathan Giles for an 11-yard score. 

3rd Qtr scoring: 

Texas Tech began the third quarter with the ball, and Mahomes went back to work, leading the Red Raiders on a second consecutive 9-play, 75-yard drive. Justin Stockton got into the endzone for the second time on a one-yard plung to give the Red Raiders a 41-37 lead. 

Arizona State bounced back with a touchdown of its own after an 84-yard drive. A two-yard rushing touchdown put the score 44-41 Arizona State.

The Sun Devils marched down the field again after their defense stopped Tech. Another long ASU drive, another touchdown score. A 7-yard touchdown run capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive. Arizona State took a 51-41 lead with just 0:43 seconds remaining in the third. 

4th Qtr scoring:

A Patrick Mahomes interception set up ASU's offense at the Texas Tech one-yard line. The Sun Devils scored on their first play on a one-yard touchdown run. That gave them a 58-41 lead. 

Texas Tech quickly got back on the scoreboard going on a 6-play, 75-yard drive, that spanned on 1:34. Demarcus Felton capped it off with a five-yard run that made the score 58-48 ASU. 

But right away, the Sun Devils scored again. ASU running back Kalen Ballage scored his seventh touchdown of the game, this time taking it the distance from 75 yards. Arizona State took a 65-48 lead. 

Just four plays later the Red Raiders were in the endzone themselves. Mahomes got a pass out to Cameron Batson, who raced 66 yards for the score. That got Tech to within 65-55 with 8:16 to play. 

On its next drive Arizona State ate up over five minutes of clock and made a 43-yard field goal. That made it 68-55 ASU.

Texas Tech looked to still have some life left with over three minutes to play, but on the second play of its next drive Mahomes threw his second interception of the game. That effectively ended the Red Raiders' hopes of a comeback. 

Arizona State finished with 652 yards of total offensive. Texas Tech 612. 

The Red Raiders will host Louisiana Tech next Saturday at 6 pm. 

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