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Texas Tech looks pathetic in win over Stephen F Austin

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Tech survives disaster for the 2nd season in a row

NCAA Football: Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech survived a huge scare against Stephen F Austin Saturday night in Lubbock. Merely escaping with a final score of 28-22.

In one word to describe it? Pathetic.

This is not a shot at the Lumberjacks by any means, but that team should not be competing with Texas Tech. SFA struggled to beat Tarleton State AT HOME last week, yet they come into Lubbock and make Tech look silly.

I said in my preview that this game shouldn’t even be close. It was more than close. Tech had to get a stop on 4th and goal just to keep a lead.

The offensive line was yet again awful in passing situations. Shough didn’t make the greatest decisions in the world, but his line did him no favors. Now on the other hand, their run blocking was phenomenal. Tech was getting everything they wanted and more when running the football with Tahj Brooks and Xavier White.

Now don’t get me wrong, 2-0 is 2-0, but man that was just the worst thing that could’ve happened for Tech Saturday. The team just looked lost. In a season that could be for Matt Wells’ job, this was just a pathetic showing in every aspect of the game.

It was so frustrating to watch this offense. The pass game obviously wasn’t on outside of Erik Ezukanma (again). Why not just continue to pound the rock? Tahj Brooks and Xavier White were just shredding the Lumberjacks defense. It made absolutely no sense.

This team needs to be better and it starts next week with FIU. If you can’t go and do what you’re supposed to in this game, bigger questions need to be asked. The Big 12 is still wide open after Oklahoma this season. We witnessed that this weekend. Iowa State did not look great against Iowa. Teams like Kansas State and Oklahoma State also struggled with bad teams. This game isn’t going to define Techs season but boy it was not encouraging.

I know a lot of this is harsh, but when it’s the same thing every single season, something has to be said. This team needs to figure it out, or it’s going to be too late for Matt Wells and co.