Texas Tech Defeats TCU On the Road in Double Overtime
No, the headline is not a typo. The Red Raiders visited Forth Worth to take on the Horned Frogs this past Saturday and won. The game ironically was a defensive stand by both teams. Both offenses stalled until the later half of the contest, but TCU was plagued with unfortunate field goal and extra point attempts. Texas Tech’s offense struggled for most of the game, but finally started rolling behind Patrick Mahomes’ clutch performance. The Red Raiders will be protecting The Jones this Saturday when they face in-state rivals Texas at 11 AM.
Texas Tech Soccer Also Wins In Double Overtime
The Red Raiders secured their spot in the Big 12 Championship as the 8th seed by winning over 24th ranked Oklahoma this past Friday. It was do or die for Texas Tech as they played a competitive Sooner team that could have possibly eliminated the Red Raiders from post-season play. The goal came with only six minutes and 48 seconds left in the second period of overtime. Freshman Jade King took the game-winning shot that bounced off the crossbar and into the net that elevated the Red Raiders over the Sooners. Texas Tech will face top seeded West Virginia in the Big 12 tournament on November 2nd.
Texas’ Breckyn Hager Threatens Patrick Mahomes
In a presser featuring Texas defensive end Breckyn Hager, the player was asked what the defensive plan was to stop the Texas Tech offense; he replied, “Injure that quarterback.”
Breckyn Hager's defensive mentality against Texas Tech: "Injure that quarterback"— Claire Brandon (@JClaireBrandon) October 31, 2016
To no surprise, there was backlash from a multitude of Red Raider fans. His words are deplorable, but in an opinion, it’s not necessary to direct insults towards Hager during the Longhorn’s visit to Lubbock this Saturday. We all saw the negative effects of the questionable behavior from the student section during the Oklahoma game. Let us learn from those mistakes. Hager eventually apologized for his poor choice of words.
Texas' Breckyn Hager apologizes for his "really poor choice of words" about Patrick Mahomes: pic.twitter.com/nG2w3q7QEL— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 31, 2016