Tech loses to Kansas State in overtime, 42-35 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tech loses to Kansas State in overtime, 42-35

Jones AT&T Stadium during a game against Iowa State (Source: Amber Stegall) Jones AT&T Stadium during a game against Iowa State (Source: Amber Stegall)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech (4-5, 1-5 Big 12) hosted Bill Snyder’s Kansas State Wildcats (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) at the Jones AT&T Stadium for the annual Celebrate America Game.

It was a slow start for both offenses, but the Wildcats got on the scoreboard first with a 45-yard field goal Matthew McCrane giving K-State a 3-0 advantage.

The Red Raiders remained scoreless through the first quarter and find themselves in a 10-point hole. Then Tre King found the end zone on a 25-yard touchdown run and extra point by Clayton Hatfield makes it 10-7, 9:40 in the second quarter.

Before halftime Texas Tech pulls within 3 with a Nick Shimonek connection with Keke Coutee on the 75-yard scoring drive, however Kansas State took a 17-14 halftime lead.

The Red Raiders got their first lead of the game early in the third quarter, Shimonek to Coutee 34-yard touchdown it’s now 21-17.

It’s short lived as Shimonek throws an interception and Duke Shelley returns it 25-yards. K-State regained the lead 24-21.

With five minutes left in the third, Texas Tech responds with Shimonek to Dylan Cantrell giving the Red Raiders a 28-24 edge.

Texas Tech adds to their lead with another touchdown in the 4th, but after another Wildcat field goal and touchdown then two-point conversion K-State forces overtime, 35-35.

Red Raiders won the toss and elected to play defense first. K-State scores with a Skylar Thompson to Byron Pringle 8-yard hookup making it 42-35 Wildcats. However, the Red Raiders couldn’t get into the end zone and Kansas State comes out on top.

Next up, Texas Tech travels to Arlington to face Baylor with an 11 a.m. kick-off.

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