Two deep contributors Branden Jackson(9), Micah Awe(18) and Sam Eguavoen(13) are a crucial part of Texas Tech's special teams. (Tori Eichberger)

Red Raiders taking a different approach to special teams this season  updated 12:29am

The first couple of games of the football season, Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington ran downfield to cover kickoffs - and he's the Red Raiders' leading rusher.

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Williams: Adjustments? Hogs trampled all of Tech's different looks 09/15/14 - 10:54pm

Razorbacks overpowered Red Raiders on Saturday - 'They whipped everything'

Something Mack Brown said after the 2002 Texas Tech-Texas game came back to mind this weekend. Kliff Kingsbury had just shredded Texas' defense, throwing for 473 yards and six touchdowns that afternoon in a 42-38 Red Raiders upset of a top-five team.

Talbot: Kingsbury has a lot of work to do to earn big contract 09/14/14 - 11:54pm

'But as the crushing loss to Arkansas on Saturday proved, the Red Raiders are not ready to compete at a high level. '

It took former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis only seven games to earn a new contract. On October 29, 2005, seven games into the first year of a six-year contract, Weis signed a contract extension with the Fighting Irish.

Arkansas hogs possession, steamrolls Tech 09/13/14 - 11:18pm

Texas Tech achieved its goal of limiting Arkansas' rush offense Saturday - for one half, at least.

Williams: Tech's porous run 'D' long time in the making 09/13/14 - 11:00pm

Arkansas 'mashes' Tech for 438 yards on the ground

Texas A&M brags regularly about its 12th man. Oh, if only Texas Tech could unleash its 12th, 13th and 14th men.

Talbot: RBs do hard work for Arkansas; punter rested in win over Texas Tech 09/13/14 - 8:00pm

Williams, Collins run wild over Red Raiders

Brandon Allen didn't have to ice his arm last night. After all, the Arkansas quarterback only threw 12 passes. He didn't have to wear a suit, either. He only has to do that when the Razorbacks lose.

Physical play leads Arkansas to win over Texas Tech 09/13/14 - 11:19pm

Arkansas came into Lubbock wanting to be physical and run the ball. They did.

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