Texas A&M brags regularly about its 12th man. Oh, if only Texas Tech could unleash its 12th, 13th and 14th men.
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.
Arkansas came into Lubbock wanting to be physical and run the ball. They did.
The good news - Texas Tech didn't give up 495 rushing yards to Arkansas like Nicholls State did last weekend. The bad news - A total of 438 yards was enough to seal the victory for the Razorbacks.
The Arkansas running backs were successful all game long at picking up additional yards after contact. Linebacker V.J. Fehoko attributed it to not paying attention to which running back was in the game.
If I did my math correctly, Kliff Kingsbury was 12 years old the last time Texas Tech played Arkansas. When I asked the Red Raiders' coach this week if he had any memory of that 1991 game, he came up with nothing in the way of recollections.