Texas Tech got on the scoreboard first on the opening kick-off. Keke Coutee with a 92-yard kick-off return and the Red Raiders jump out to a 7-0 lead with only 14 seconds off the clock.
Baylor answered right back, Charlie Brewer to Gavin Holmes on the 4-yard touchdown pass ties it at 7-7, 10:28 in the first quarter.
The Red Raiders regained the lead after Tre King punches it in for his 4th touchdown of the season. It’s now 14-7 with 8:14 left in the first quarter.
Texas Tech picks up their 19th forced turnover of the season, after a fumble by Brewer and Dakota Allen comes up with the football.
Then Texas Tech added to their lead in the second quarter, after Nic Shimoneck connects with T.J. Vasher for the 5-yard score.
The Red Raiders grabbed their second take away of the ballgame when Vaughnte Dorsey picks off Brewer in the end zone right before the break. Texas Tech led 21-7 at halftime.
Later in the third, there was another bad exchange between Brewer and his runningback and Mike Thomas with the fumble recovery. It’s back-to-back weeks, as Thomas gets another turnover for the Red Raider defense.
However, Tech can’t get into the end zone and had to settle for Clayton Hatfield’s 39-yard field goal. Red Raiders led by 17 over Baylor, making it 24-7 with 4:42 left to play in the third.
Baylor cut Texas Tech’s lead to 10 after a Brewer to Pooh Stricklin hookup, making it 24-14.
That’s the closest the Bear’s got to a comeback as the Red Raiders shut the door after Doug Coleman’s 31-yard fumble return.
Texas Tech improves to 5-5 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12 while Baylor falls to 1-9 and 1-6 in the Big 12.
The Red Raiders return to action next Saturday in their last regular season home game, as they host No. 6 TCU at Jones AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is still to be determined.
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