John White had played quite a bit of football for Texas Tech before last week. Nearly all his action had come on special teams, though.
Texas Tech kicker Ryan Bustin has a rough patch to work through after the left-footed senior missed an extra point in each of the last two games. That's not what you expect from a Groza Award semifinalist last year.
Due to a rule protest in the Oct. 18 match between Iowa State and Texas Tech in Lubbock, the two teams will have to replay the ending to their match from earlier this season.
Texas Tech fans will have an opportunity to see what their offense could have been when the Red Raiders finish their season Saturday against Baylor. The Bears have run a Football Bowl Subdivision-leading 91.8 plays per game.
Texas Tech interim defensive coordinator Mike Smith doesn't know where Mike Mitchell will play next season. He just knows the transfer from Ohio State will play - and expects him to play well.
It's possible that no one from Texas Tech's two-deep at safety during the first month of the season might be available for Saturday's regular-season finale.