2011 Red Raiders

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  1. harriscw

    harriscw Walk On

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    2011 Red Raiders

    Steady rain and the Oklahoma big men ruled the day, as the Sooners hand the Red Raiders another defeat at home, 30 -10. When Oklahoma ran the ball, thier offensive line smeared the Tech front seven, while a max protection scheme from the Red Raiders did nothing to slow the Sooners pass rush, and QB Seth Doege was knocked out of the game twice.

    There were no signs of life on either side of the ball for Tech, and conservative Oklahoma playcalling was the only thing that kept the game close. The Sooners moved the ball at will, running and passing, while the Red Raider offense, led by sophmore backup QB Doege, never got anything going.

    Don't worry Tech fans, this is sure to be a better week for the Red Raiders. They have a bye.

    Good Game Sooners.
     
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    Ray of Light?

    The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been through their toughest season in recent memory, but the game in Miami gave them the opportunity to play spoiler.

    The Hurricanes took the ball and after a couple of first downs, decided to run the "fake-punt-run-with-the-punter" play, resulting in an 8 yard loss on 4th down. Texas Tech ran a balanced, methodical attack down the field to grab an early lead, 7-0.

    A dropped ball on 4th down killed Miami's next drive, and the subsequent Tech drive. Miami was stopped short on yet another 4th down, early in the second.

    The next drive by each team was cut short when the quarterback was hit and threw a floater in the air, that was picked by a d-lineman.

    After a Red Raider punt, midway through the second, Miami RB Lamar Miller came alive, and in three plays was in the end zone. Tech was again forced to punt, and QB Jacory Harris, took his team down the field in less than one minute, and topped off the drive with a 16 yard TD run in which he ran over Texas Tech strong safety Julius Howard. Ouch!

    The next drive showed that the Red Raiders were here to play. Much maligned Senior QB Steven Sheffield, playing in his last game, led a spirited drive down the field, and capped it off with a beautiful over the shoulder, 26 yard TD pass to his TE, Omar Castillo.

    Halftime #2 Miami 14 Texas Tech 14
    I had to stop to get a beer; I couldn't believe it. Neither could the Miami faithful; they were silent.

    Sheffield carried momentum into the second half with an early TD drive, but more great rushing by Lamar Miller, led to a 21-all game going into the fourth.

    To open the fourth, Red Raider kicker Mathew Williams doinked a ball off the left upright, and in for a 50 yard field goal. Miami answered with a long, time consuming drive that ended in another Lamar Miller touchdown. With 3:45 left on the clock, Miami led Tech 28-24.

    Three long pass plays later, Steven Sheffield had his team on the Miami 1 yard line. After a TD was called back on first down, Sheffield kept the ball himself, and on a one yard sneak, gave the Red Raiders a 31 - 28 lead, with 45 seconds left to play.

    The Hurricanes were not done yet, and kicked a 33 yard FG as time expired.

    Tech won the toss, elected to go on defense, but Lamar Miller quickly carried his team to the one, then Jacory Harris kept the ball on an option sweep, and Miami had a 38 - 31 lead.

    The Red Raiders hopes of a major upset were dashed on their first play from scrimmage, when Steven Sheffields pass was knocked away from receiver Franks, and into the hands of Miami FS Ray Ray Armstrong.

    Miami running back Lamar Miller ended the game with 232 yards rushing, 41 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.

    Texas Tech, who just a couple of weeks ago lost star running back Harrison Jeffers for the rest of the season, lost backup running back Aaron Crawford for the rest of the season as well. The Red Raiders did not get the win they desperately wanted, but walk away with something to build on for next season.
     
  3. Hova

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    Tough loss at the end of the season, almost had them damn canes beat
     
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    Texas 24 Texas Tech 10

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    TEXAS TECH RECEIVER CORNELIUS DOUGLAS CATCHES A TD AFTER AN EARLY FUMBLE

    The Red Raiders kept this one close, but precision passing from Gale Gilbert (16-19, 263 yds, 3TD), and a relentless power running game dashed any upset hopes fans in Lubbock may have had; everybody's except for Tech kicker Lou Jordan. (If you saw the way my kicker was jumping around after making a FG with about 1 minute left in the game, you would think he had just won the Super Bowl.)

    Texas Tech's Player of the Game, freshman SS Tommie Harris, forced a fumble on the opening punt, and improving QB Seth Doege (pronounce Dewey), hit senior receiver Cornelius Douglas in the corner of the end zone, to give Tech an early 7 - 0 lead. The lead quickly vanished in the second thanks to a near perfect passing game from Longhorn QB Gale Gilbert, and a few key sacks by the defense. Two second quarter TD passes, and another in the third, put the Red Raider in a 21 - 7 hole after three.

    Texas added a field goal after a time consuming drive to start the fourth, and after a late FG by Tech, the Longhorns recovered the onside kick and sent Texas Tech to the locker room with a 2 -5 record.

    The good news for Texas Tech is, the worst of the schedule is over, with all of the remaining games in the season being winnable. Also, the much improved play of QB Seth Doege, who for the first time this season survived four quarters of football without throwing an interception. SS Tommie Harris continues to be a defensive star, leading the team in tackles with 11, and deflecting a 3rd down pass into the end zone to force a FG, in the fourth quarter to keep the Red Raiders in the game.

    Next week, Tech goes on the road to Kansas State, and as always, great game from my opponent cnic.
     

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