AMES, Iowa - In the season they dreamed of, DeAndre Washington would be over 1,000 yards rushing right now - and Texas Tech would be 11-0, fighting for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
AMES, IOWA - At first, Kenny Williams was confused. There was so much open space. He wasn't expecting it. But, 44 yards later when he reached the end zone he knew exactly what to do.
Patrick Mahomes is making a strong case to stay the Texas Tech starting quarterback. Mahomes threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns in the Red Raiders 34-31 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
Texas Tech played most of Saturday's game with an all-freshman secondary after free safety Keenon Ward was knocked out of the game with a head injury while making a tackle on the third play. The Red Raiders already were without starting safety J.J.
Le'Raven Clark made what seemed to be an executive decision at the beginning of the week: The offensive linemen will go sleeveless on Saturday. So what if Texas Tech will be playing in its coldest football game of this, or most, seasons.
It was always close enough. Texas Tech never fell too far behind Arizona Friday night. The largest deficit the Lady Raiders faced was eight with 14:50 left to play.