The linebacking corps, with two freshmen and a sophomore among its top five last year, was the weakness of the defense, neither making nor stopping many plays. Davis Webb threw third-quarter touchdown passes to Eric Ward and Jakeem Grant as Tech took the lead with 3:08 left in the third quarter. Do you have a sports website?
See our list of forfeits and vacated games for more details. Kingsbury played under Leach, studied under Dana Holgorsen and Kevin Sumlin, and comes back to Lubbock with all of the buzz and prowess you could hope for from a coach who won't turn 34 years old until right before the coming season starts. Ryan Bustin's 23-yard field goal late in the third quarter extended Texas Tech's lead to 37-20.
The Red Raiders finished their 2013 season with an 8–5 record. Kenny Williams completed the drive with a touchdown run to pull Texas Tech to within 27-23. The waterbug receiver has ridiculous return potential, to say the least, and if Tech can plug some holes in kick/punt coverage, this should be a strong special teams unit overall. Players like J.J. Gaines and Derrick Mays evidently had strong springs, but playing in the Big 12 obviously puts a strain on your secondary. Stephen F. Austin–Texas Tech game was shown live on the following Fox Sports Networks (FSN) affiliates: Texas State–Texas Tech game is shown on the following Fox Sports Networks (FSN) affiliates: 2013 Big 12 Conference football standings, 2013 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football team, 2013 West Virginia Mountaineers football team, Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, 2013 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team, 2013 Arizona State Sun Devils football team, 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings, "Texas Tech Set to Take on TCU and Texas in 6:30 p.m. Time Slots", "Texas Tech Walk-On Baker Mayfield Wins Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week", "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 9 (Oct. 20)", http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332990201, http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333062641, "Davis Webb throws 4 TDs to launch Texas Tech over No. SMU – Chase Hover 51-yard field goal, 0:00. The Mountaineers then went on a 27-3 scoring run, taking a 27-16 lead in the third quarter. There are 10 former four-star recruits listed in various units in this preview; six of them are part of the receiving corps.