The Red Raider Review (2009)

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  1. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    The Red Raider Review (2009)

    The Red Raider Review 2009 Edition!

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  2. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Upset in Lubbock!; Texas Tech Defeats #4 Kansas

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    Lubbock, TX- In Coach Jam's first game as head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, they do the seemingly impossible, and defeat the #4 Kansas Jayhawks. In what at first seemed to be an offensive shootout turned into a defensive battle, and in the end Texas Tech was able to come from behind in the fourth quarter and get the unlikely victory.

    The first quarter was all offense. The Red Raiders got the ball first, and quickly drove down the field. They were able to keep the Kansas defense off balance, by running 4 running plays in a row, then 4 passing plays in a row, and ending up with a touchdown, a 7 yard strike to WR Douglas on a slant route. Kansas responded with a scoring drive of their own that looked promising, but a gutsy goal line stand by Texas Tech limited the damage to a 23 yard field goal. Texas Tech came back as strong as the first drive, and thanks to a couple of big plays was able to get down the field and score a touchdown on a 12 yard pass to WR Britton, and close out the 1st quarter 14-3.

    In the second quarter, Kansas took control. The big play was working for the Jayhawks, as they were able to go on a tear, with 3 straight touchdown drives (all helped by 2 crucial interceptions by Texas Tech's QB Taylor Potts). Though Texas Tech's moral seemed to be low, they were able to rally and get a field goal as time expired in the half, to take the score to 24-17, with the Jayhawks in the lead.

    After a motivational speech by Coach Jam (something about "how is the defense expecting to get dates with the cheerleaders if they play like that?") the Texas Tech defense stepped up. However, it seemed like the Jayhawk defense did as well. The 3rd quarter was dominated by defense, as both high octane offenses were unable to put a dent in the scoreboard.

    Now it's the forth quarter, and Texas Tech needed to rally for a comeback, in order to knock off Kansas from the ranks of the unbeatens. The defensive theme of the second half continued until mid way into the 4th quarter, when the Red Raiders were able to score on a 3 yard run by RB Batch. With it being a tie game, the Red Raiders needed a crucial stop to get the ball back so they could have a chance to score. The defense came up huge, getting a 3 and out and forcing the Kansas Jayhawks to punt on a 4th and inches. Now the Red Raiders had the ball with 2:11 left on the clock, and that's where men are separated from boys. Potts and Batch came up big, driving down the field into field goal range, where Coach Jam seemed content to try to run the clock out and kick off with a 3 point lead. Batch had other ideas, and on a third down, with Kansas having 1 time out left, converted for the first down. He scored on a 8 yard run shortly thereafter with 5 seconds left, all but sealing the win for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

    Up next, the Red Raiders have a bye week before their conference match up with #3 Oklahoma State (Frisk).
     

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