2014 Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    2014 Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    2014 TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
    Led by an experienced offensive line, which averages 6'4" 340lbs a man, and a bruising 234lb senior tailback, the Red Raiders look to find their identity in 2014, and finally turn the corner towards a winning season. Texas Tech will have to start strong, with a brutal schedule down the stretch.


    2014 Schedule
    8 wins - 5 losses
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    Week Opponent Final Score Result
    1 Toledo 13-9 W
    2 #17 FSU (AbolishtheFed) 17-3 W
    3 BYE
    4 Colorado State 31-14 W
    5 at #15 Texas A&M 14-40 L
    6 #19 Missouri 20-10 W
    7 at Colorado 38-14 W
    8 at Iowa State 21-28 L
    9 #5 Texas (cnic75) 17-48 L
    10 Baylor 28-18 W
    11 at #22 Oklahoma (ceewo) 10-14 L
    12 #12 Oklahoma State 42-41 W
    13 #1 USC (HovaTheGodMC) 7-40 L
    14 BYE
    15 BYE
    ALAMO BOWL Purdue 28-14 W
     
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    HB RONALD WARD TURNS UP-FIELD AFTER SPINNING OUT OF A TACKLE

    HB Ronald Ward rushed for 150 yards, and the Texas Tech defense held Toledo to under 200 yards of total offense, en route to a 13 - 9 win. RS Freshman QB, Reggie Smith, was sharp early, but struggled most of the day, and was injured late; he will miss the next two weeks.​
     
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    damn you got a tough schedule
     
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    You ain't kidding; gonna have to start strong.
     
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    Week 2 TTU 17 FSU 3

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    SS TONY HARRIS GETS HIS SECOND PICK IN AS MANY GAMES

    Junior QB Wesley Browne took the reigns this week, and completed 12 of his first 13 passes, to give the Red Raiders an early second quarter lead, 14-0. The game became a defensive slugfest after that, with both teams throwing a pair of interceptions, and only late in the fourth trading field goals. The Texas Tech defense, was dominant for the second week in a row, holding FSU to 135 yards of total offense, and a critical 4th and 1 stop, inside the five with under two minutes to play in the first half. HB John Rodgers was the player of the game for the Red Raiders, picking up 68 yards on the ground, and 33 through the air, including a TD reception in the second quarter.

    The Red Raiders have a bye week, and then another home game against Colorado State in week 4.
     
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    Texas Tech 31 Colorado St 14

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    SS TONY HARRIS MAKES AN INT, AND RETURNS IT 92 YARDS TO PAYDIRT

    The Texas Tech defense continues to make big plays. After an early FG, the Red Raiders forced a fumble on the 1 inch line, as the Colorado St HB was going in for a score. Too bad, a couple plays later, an errant pass by Reggie Smith was ran back for a TD. Texas Tech turned to the running game, and answered with a 7 yard plunge by the FB, D Small with 38 seconds to play in the half, giving Tech a 10 - 7 lead. With 2 seconds to play, SS Tony Harris blew the game wide open by coming away with the ball on a hailmary attempt, and returning it 92 yards for a TD, giving Tech a 10 point lead at the half.

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    RS freshman QB, Reggie Smith, kept the pressure on by throwing an 8 yard TD pass to Roger Russell to open the 3rd. Colorado St answered on a 1 yard TD run to end the third, narrowing the lead back to 10.

    After a three and out by Tech, Colorado St drove deep into Red Raiders territory, but LB Nathan Logan forced the third red zone turnover of the day with a one-handed pick, and only came a couple yards short of taking it all the way back. HB Ronald Ward added the final TD, giving Tech a 31 - 14 victory.

    Next week, the Red Raiders play at hated rival, #17 Texas A&M.
     
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    Texas Tech is looking strong this season.
     
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    It's still early in the season, so I don't want to get to excited, but it's nice to be ranked again.
     
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    Here's my summary. F*** Texas A&M.


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    WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS PUNK SCORED ON THIS PLAY?


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    SAW PASSES LIKE THIS ALL GAME

    The Aggies make a great rival, because I absolutely hate their guts.
     
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    Week 6 Texas Tech 20 Missouri 10

    Week 6 Oct. 4, 2014 #19 Missouri @ #23 Texas Tech

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    RED RAIDERS D BOUNCES BACK AGAINST THE TIGERS

    After trading FG’s early in the first, Missouri intercepted QB Reggie Smith, and took it for a TD to end the quarter. Smith made up for his mistake quickly, by leading an 11 play drive, and capping it off with a 1 yard sneak. After trading punts for most of the second, Smith led a last second drive, to add a FG as time expired on the first half.

    Texas Tech led at the half 13 – 10.

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    For Red Raider QB Reggie Smith, it was feast or famine again in the third; throwing a pick early in the quarter, but coming up big late in the quarter, by throwing a 39 yard TD to receiver Andre Rogers. Tech was able to hold on to the 20 – 10 lead in the fourth thanks to solid defense, and two missed FG’s by the Tigers.

    Reggie Smith ended the day 19 of 28, 210 yards, 2 int's and 2 TD's (1 rush, 1 pass)

    Texas Tech will remain in the top 25 next week, when they head to Colorado next week to face the Buffaloes.
     
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    Week 7 Oct. 11, 2014 #19 Texas Tech @ Colorado St.

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    SS TONY HARRIS GETS HIS 4TH PICK OF THE YEAR

    The Red Raiders blowout the Buffaloes thanks to a solid game from the Texas Tech offense, and all around poor play by Colorado. Tech was holding a 14-0 lead with a few seconds remaining in the first half, when Colorado decided to try a long FG. Senior WR Greg Griffin, caught the missed attempt 7 yards deep in the end zone, and returned it for a TD as time expired in the first half, giving the Red Raiders a 21-0 lead.

    Texas Tech opened the second half with a time consuming drive and added their third rushing TD of the day, going up 28-0. Colorado quickly responded with a TD run of their own, but, on the first play of the fourth quarter, WR Roger Russell, caught a tipped pass between two defenders, and took it the distance to put the game out of reach.

    Texas Tech 38
    Colorado St. 14

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    WR ROGER RUSSELL PUTS THE LAST NAIL IN THE COFFIN

    RS freshman QB, Reggie Smith, stepped up on the road this week, and had an efficient game, throwing for 186 yards and a TD, and rushing for 31 yards and a TD, while not committing any turnovers.

    The Red Raiders travel to Iowa State next week, before returning home to face #6 Texas.
     
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    Week 8 Oct. 18, 2014 #17 Texas Tech @ Iowa State

    Iowa State's offense was unstoppable from the first drive of the game. After missing a short FG, the 1-5 Cyclones ran up a 21 - 0 lead, before Texas Tech got their first score, with 15 seconds left in the half. Reggie Smith, the Red Raiders QB, was ineffective early, throwing wild passes and missing open receivers, but, the redshirt freshman settled down right before the half, and completed a long pass to get Tech in striking range late in the second.


    Halftime
    Iowa St 21
    Texas Tech 7


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    EXTRAORDINARY PLAYS LIKE THIS GAVE IOWA ST AN EARLY LEAD

    The third quarter was more of the same, with the Cyclone adding another score to widen the lead to 28-7. The scoring drive was initially setup by an interception thrown by Tech QB Smith, which was fumbled back to the Red Raiders; but unfortunately, after review, it was given back to Iowa State. A few plays later, the Iowa State QB threw a deep pass that was intercepted by Texas Tech, which was again fumbled back to an Iowa State offensive lineman (who was somehow 30 yards downfield), and once again the Cyclones win the review, and keep the ball. The next play they score on a 37 yard TD run.

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    SMITH THROWS A 54 YARD TD TO GRIIFIN IN THE 4TH

    Texas Tech opened the fourth with a TD, narrowing the lead to 28-14, and their first stop of the Cyclone offense all day. Two play later, Smith found a wide open Greg Griffin for a 54 yard score. After a long drive, Iowa State missed a FG from inside the 5 yard line with less than 2 minutes to play. Four plays later, faced with fourth and 10, Reggie Smith was intercepted.

    The Red Raiders fall short 28-21.

    Next week, the Red Raiders head back to Lubbock to face #6 Texas.
     
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    Week 9 Oct. 25, 2014 #5 Texas @ Texas Tech

    Both offenses looked sharp in the first quarter. The Longhorns took the opening kickoff, and scored a TD with an 11 play drive, which was answered by a 13 play TD drive by the Red Raiders. End of the first, game is tied at 7.

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    THE FEET OF QB REGGIE SMITH KEPT IT CLOSE IN THE FIRST

    The Texas Tech D stepped up to start the second, and forced a three and out. QB Reggie Smith, hit WR Roger Russell on a 16 yard pass, and scrambled for another 16 to set up a 39 yard FG, to put Texas Tech up 10-7. Texas answered quickly when HB Willie Mills, run over Tech defenders, and spun out of numerous tackles and took off for a 68 yard TD run. A missed XP made the score 13-10 Texas. Texas Tech drove back into Longhorn territory, but a couple dropped passes, and failed 4th down attempt, killed the drive. Texas QB Cedric Ingram, hit a couple of good pass plays, including a 12 yard lob into the endzone toad to the Longhorns lead, 20-10. The Red Raiders chose to run out the clock, and regroup at the half, down by 10.

    After a quick 3 and out by Red Raiders, Longhorn HB, Willie Mills, continued his domination of the Texas Tech D, breaking a 54 yard TD run, similar to his TD run in the first half, adding to the Texas lead. Tech Senior WR, Greg Griffin, gave the Red Raiders a much needed boost, and QB Smith completed 3 straight passes, and added a TD on a 6 yard scramble.

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    HB WILLIE MILLS RAN OVER, THROUGH AND AWAY FROM THE TECH D

    Both offenses sputtered at the start of the fourth, but then a poor decision by Tech QB Smith, forcing the ball into a mob of Longhorns, led to a pick 6. A few plays later, a wildly under thrown ball led to another interception for the Longhorn D. HB Mills, quickly added another TD, this one from 54 yards out. Longhorn LB, S Riley, added a pick 6 with 5 seconds remaining to finish the deal.

    Texas 48
    Texas Tech 17
     
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    Week 10 Nov. 1, 2014 Baylor @ Texas Tech

    After a couple of early punts by each team, Texas Tech QB Reggie Smith, opened up the scoring on a 7 yard scamper near the end of the first quarter. Baylor answered on a 16 play drive, but missed the XP. The Red Raiders continued the scoring with a 12 yard pass from Smith to HB Ronald Ward. Red Raider reserve corner, Michael McKinney, snatched a Baylor pass out of the air with 59 seconds to play in the first half, to end a promising drive by Baylor into Tech territory.

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    MCKINNEY KILLS A DRIVE LATE IN THE 2ND QUARTER

    At the half, Tech led 14-6 despite being behind in every major statistical category, thanks largely to the turnover, and a missed FG and XP. Baylor HB Jason Sanchez ,had 64 yards and a TD in the first half, running out of a 4 receiver set vs. a 3-4 defense, while Tech only managed 16 yards on 7 carries.

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    GREG GRIFFIN EYES THE END ZONE

    After missing another FG early in the third, and intercepting Tech QB Smith in the endzone, Baylor marched down the field in 13 plays, and scored on a 29 yard end around by the WR. With a failed 2-pt conversion the score was 14 – 12, Tech on top. The Red Raiders opened the lead up when WR Greg Griffin caught a pass on a drag route, broke a tackle, and ran 16 yards to paydirt. After a three and out by Baylor, Reggie Smith went deep on first down, and found Andre Roger in the endzone, for a 39 yard TD, to put the game out of reach.

    Baylor led in total yards, first downs and time of possession, but fell short to their rival in Lubbock.

    Baylor 18
    Texas Tech 28
     
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    Nov 8, 2010 #24 Texas Tech @ #10 Oklahoma

    The Red Raiders drove down the field on their first possession, but an interception in the end zone put an end to hopes of an early lead. Oklahoma would score a TD on the next drive, to grab a 7 - 0 lead. After the two teams combined to throw 3 pics in the 2nd quarter, Texas Tech managed a FG as time expired in the half.

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    AN INTERCEPTION STOPS A DRIVE LATE IN THE SECOND

    Oklahoma HB Herbert Fowler, scored his second TD late in the third to widen the lead to 14 - 3. Red Raider QB Reggie Smith, completed 6 of 7 passes on the next drive, and FB Dustin Small topped it off with a 1 yard plunge, to close the gap to 14 - 10, with 4:18 to play. The Sooners ran out the remaining time with 9 run plays and 1 pass, to win the game.

    Texas Tech 10
    Oklahoma 14

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    LARRY ROBINSON CATCHES 7 PASSES IN HIS FIRST START

     
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    Week 12 Nov. 15, 2014 Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech

    The first quarter started off rough for both offenses, Texas Tech threw a pick, and both teams lost a fumble. Oklahoma State managed one solid drive to build a 7 – 0 lead.

    The Red Raiders opened the second quarter with a fullback dive to tie the game, but Oklahoma State halfback Montrell Williams, answered by running over two Tech defenders and scoring from 15 yards out. Texas Tech drove to inside the 10 yard line with 10 seconds to play, but QB Reggie Smith was hit while attempting to pass, and the ball floated into the hands of a Cowboy DB, who took the ball back 95 yards for a TD. Oklahoma State led at the half 21 – 7.

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    The opening drive of the second half saw Texas Tech QB Smith find Andre Rogers in the endzone for a 17 yards score to cut into the lead. Cowboy HB Williams dominated the rest of the third quarter though, adding TD’s from 1 yard, and 41 yards to give Oklahoma State a 21 point lead entering the fourth.

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    Operating out of a no-huddle, Reggie Smith went 7 for 7 on the next drive hitting HB Ronald Ward on a pass into the flat at the three yard line. Cowboy CB Marcus Holiday, learned the futility of hitting Ward high, as the 234 lb HB bounced off the tackled, and scooted into the endzone to make the score 35-21, early in the fourth. After HB Williams moved his team to the Tech 29, DE Corey Perez kept the momentum up for the Red Raiders, by forcing a fumble that was recovered by LB Nathan Logan. Two plays later, WR Greg Griffin beat the press coverage, and broke wide open to catch a 62 yard TD pass. At this point the Tech D was fired up, and stopped the dominant HB Williams for a 4 yard loss, and a catch for no gain, forcing a Cowboy punt. The Red Raiders then chewed up over 2 and a half minutes off the clock, and FB Small scored with just 6 seconds remaining, to force OT.

    Oklahoma State was the first to go on offense, and they struck quickly. WR G Hall caught a pass and carried three Tech defenders into the endzone on the first play of OT, but the Cowboys missed the XP! The next play Smith hits Brad Roberts on a 19 yard pass play, then follows it up with a pass to Ward for the TD. Maxey adds the XP to give the Red Raiders a come from behind win at home.

    Oklahoma State 41
    Texas Tech 42

    -Cowboy HB Montrell Williams had 211 yards and 3 TD’s on the ground, and caught 5 passes.
    -Red Raider QB Reggie Smith threw for 354 yards and 4 TD’s, and ran for 65 yards.
    -The two teams combined for 863 yards of offense, and 35 first downs.
     
  17. Hova

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    What a comeback. 7 wins!! and a bowl game
     
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    Definitely a bowl game, but what do you think, maybe 8 wins?
     
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    Haha! I really hope not
     
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    Week 13 Nov. 23, 2014 #1 USC @ #25 TEXAS TECH

    This one started bad, and never got any better. The Texas Tech offense went three and out for most of the first half, when they were not turning over the ball. The Red Raiders were on the march late in the first half, trailing 24-0 when a red zone interception killed the drive.

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    A GUT, AND SOFT HANDS

    Things did not improve in the second half, although HB Ronald Ward did run over a couple Trojans late in the game, to get Tech on the board. The interceptions continued to add up, and the running game total -6 yards on the day.

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    HB RONALD WARD MAKES IT RESPECTABLE???

    USC 40
    Texas Tech 7
     
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    Nice writeup, and that was a great second chance run when you scored there late
     
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    Didn't bother with the details this week, but the writeup is half the fun, and I've got to highlight any positives. The funny thing with my halfback is, about the only time he can do that, is when I play a human.

    I'm not surprised I gave up 40 points, but I can usually move the ball. I'm hoping another year under the belt for my QB will make him more accurate as well. I'm certainly not great myself, but he tends to not throw the ball where I expect it to go too often, and I guess a lot of that has to do with him being a freshman; especially in road games.
     
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    2014 Alamo Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (8-4)


    The 2014 Alamo Bowl featured two RS freshman QB’s, Texas Tech’s Reggie Smith, and Purdue’s Eddie Jensen, but the story of the first half was defense. After forcing a three and out on Purdue’s opening series, the Tech offense took over at the Boilermaker 44 yard line, but WR Greg Griffin fumbled away an early catch. A 15 play drive by Purdue ended in a missed FG. QB Reggie Smith led his team down the field, and hit a wide open Brad Roberts over the middle for a 35 yard TD on the last play of the first quarter, to give the Red Raiders a 7 – 0 lead.

    Purdue went three-and-out to open the second quarter, but three plays later Purdue intercepted Smith as he was hit trying to throw a pass. The Boilermakers drove to the Red Raiders 29 yard line, but came up short on a fourth down pass attempt. The legs of senior HB Ronald Ward, carried Tech back into Purdue territory, but Smith was again hit while trying to throw, and the ball floated into a crowd of Boilermakers, and was intercepted. LB Simmons pulled down the ball, and raced 62 yards for the TD that tied the game. Purdue’s defense came out fired up the next series, sacking Smith twice, and forcing a punt, but once again the offense faltered deep in Texas Tech territory on fourth down. The Red Raiders missed a late FG attempt, and the teams went to locker room tied at 7.

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    SMITH SCORES ON A 9 YARD RUN IN THE THIRD

    The fireworks were finally cut loose in the third quarter. The Red Raiders opened with an 11 play drive, that yielded a TD on a 9 yard scramble by Smith. Purdue’s next drive stalled at midfield and they were forced to punt, but quickly got the ball back when Smith underthrew a WR covered by a LB streaking down the field, and the ball was intercepted. Four straight run plays, by the pass happy O of Purdue chewed up 67 yards and added a TD, to tie the game up at 14. Texas Tech WR, Larry Robinson, earned a starting job late in the season, and proved why on the next play when he beat one-on-one coverage, and caught a short slant that he took 70 yards for a TD. This score gave the Red Raiders a 21 – 14 lead on the final play of the third.

    The Red Raiders defense spent the fourth quarter brutalizing the Boilermakers young QB. Jensen was sacked three times, and only completed two passes the entire quarter. Texas Tech added a TD on a 5 yard fullback plunge midway through the period to put the game out of reach.

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    SENIOR LB LOGAN GETS THE FINAL SACK IN HIS FINAL GAME

    The Texas Tech Red Raiders get their first bowl win under Coach Harris.

    TEXAS TECH 28 PURDUE 14
     
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    Congrats Harris! Even though I hate to see my Boilers lose
     
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