Final Wrap: Baylor 35, Texas Tech 24

Will Kliff Survive 2017 ?

TEXAS TECH POSTGAME NOTES

GETTING STARTED

  • Weather at Kickoff: Temperature: Roof closed.
  • Today’s game was televised nationally on FS1.
  • Today’s game marked the 77th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Baylor.
  • Texas Tech won the coin toss and elected to receive.
  • Texas Tech wore black helmets, red jerseys and black pants for the first time this season.
  • Today’s game captains were Dakota Allen (LB), Travis Bruffy (OL), Ja’Deion High (WR), Jah’Shawn Johnson (DB), Terence Steele (OL) and Broderick Washington, Jr. (DL).
  • Today’s attendance: 27,308
  • Junior quarterback McLane Carter made his first start since the season opener and third of his career.

Starters – (Offense) – (LT) Travis Bruffy, (LG) Dawson Deaton, (C) Paul Stawarz, (RG) Jack Anderson (RT) Terence Steele, (QB) Jett Duffey, (RB) Da’Leon Ward, (WR) T.J. Vasher, (WR) Seth Collins, (WR) Ja’Deion High, (WR) Antoine Wesley; (Defense) – (DE) Eli Howard, (T) Broderick Washington, Jr. (N) Joseph Wallace, (RUSH) Kolin Hill, (WILL) Riko Jeffers, (MIKE) Jordyn Brooks, (NB) Justus Parker, (LC) Desmon Smith, (RC) DaMarcus Fields, (RS) Vaughnte Dorsey, (LS) Jah’Shawn Johnson.

 

TEXAS TECH’S LOSS…

  • Gives Texas Tech a 5-7 overall record and a 3-6 mark in Big 12 play.
  • Gives Texas Tech a 38-38-1 all-time record against Baylor, including a 4-6 mark in the neutral site series that began in 2009.
  • Gives Kliff Kingsbury a career record of 35-40.
  • Gives Kliff Kingsbury a career record of 2-4 against Baylor.
  • Gives Kliff Kingsbury a 19-35 career record in Big 12 play.

TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES

  • Texas Tech has now scored in 270-straight games dating back to the 1997 season, a streak that now ranks ninth nationally and second in the Big 12 Conference.
  • Texas Tech scored on the opening possession on a 54-yard touchdown pass from McLane Carter to Ja’Deion High. It was the fourth time the Red Raiders have found the endzone on their opening drive and the seventh time they’ve opened with points. It was the third straight game Tech has scored on its opening possession and fifth during Big 12 play overall.
  • Texas Tech scored first for the ninth game this season and is now 4-5 this season when scoring first.
  • Texas Tech held a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, the fifth time in six games it has led at the end of the first. Over the last seven games, Tech has given up just 17 points in the first quarter.
  • The Texas Tech defense forced two turnovers in the first half to mark the fifth straight half against Baylor that Tech has forced multiple turnovers.
  • Texas Tech led at halftime for the sixth time this season. The Red Raiders move to 4-2 this season and 28-6 under Kingsbury when leading at halftime.

NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

  • McLane Carter threw a 54-yard touchdown to Ja’Deion High on the opening drive of the game for his third career touchdown pass and first of 2018. He finished the game 21-of-37 for 247 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • Ja’Deion High hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring for his fourth touchdown catch of the season and fifth of his career. The 54-yard reception was Tech’s 50th passing play of 25-plus yards this season and the 10th that has gone for a touchdown. For High, it was his fourth catch of 25-plus yards this season and second that has gone for a touchdown. He finished the game with five catches for 89 yards and the score.
  • Seth Collins scored on a 7-yard touchdown pass from McLane Carter on the first play of the fourth quarter for his second score as a Red Raider. Collins finished the game with four receptions for 53 yards.
  • Outside threats T.J. Vasher racked up six catches for 61 yards and Antione Wesley added four for 35 yards.
  • Clayton Hatfield split the uprights from 42 yards out in the first quarter, extending his school record streak of consecutive made field goals to 13 and improving to 7-of-7 this year from 40 yards or longer. The make also moved Hatfield into a tie with Ryan Bustin (2012-14) for first all-time in career field goals made at Tech with 50. He later misfired from 39 yards out to finish 1-for-2 on the day and move to 17-of-19 on the year. He finished his career with 345 points, good for third on Tech’s all-time scoring list.
  • Demarcus Felton rushed for a 7-yard touchdown in the second quarter for his sixth touchdown rush of the season and 10th for his career. He finished the game with 12 rushes for 38 yards and the touchdown.
  • Da’Leon Ward led the Red Raiders on the ground with 15 rushes for 75 yards, his highest output in carries and yardage since going for 90 yards on 17 rushes against Ole Miss.
  • Jah’Shawn Johnson led the Red Raiders with 13 tackles and intercepted a pass in the first half for his sixth career interception. It is the 18th career takeaway he has been involved in during his career and the fourth he has had against Baylor as he previously recorded an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Bears. With 13 tackles, it was the 10th time in his career he has finished with 10-plus tackles. He finished five tackles shy of entering the career record book for the category.
  • Vaughnte Dorsey intercepted a pass as time expired in the first half for his fourth pick of the season. Dorsey has recorded an interception against Baylor two straight years.
  • Jordyn Brooks recorded a sack in the first half and finished second on the team with 12 tackles. The sack was the third for Brooks this season and fourth for his career. His 12 tackles marked the eight time of his career and second time this season to finish with 10-plus tackles.
  • Kolin Hill recorded a sack in the first half and finished with five tackles. The sack was the fifth of the year for Hill and the eighth of his career.
  • Riko Jeffers recorded his second career sack late in the first half. He finished third on the team with eight tackles.
  • De’Quan Bowman had a 62-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, the longest kickoff return for Tech this season. It matched the second longest play of the season. He later returned a punt 39 yards for his longest punt return since taking one 49 yards against Lamar.
  • Punter Dominic Panazzolo punted three times for an average of 38.0 yards with a long of 50. His first punt of the day traveled 26 yards and pinned the Bears inside the 20. It was his 21st punt this season that was downed inside the 20 in 50 attempts. Panazzolo has limited opponents to only six returns this year.

Matt Dowdy

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