By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 10:13pm - Add new comment
Remember Victor Scott? Only Dallas Cowboys fans my age and older would. He was a Cowboys' second-round draft pick in 1984. He was the last guy to have three pass interceptions in a game for Colorado before Terrence Wheatley did today. Scott did it against Oklahoma State in 1982.
By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 10:06pm - Add new comment
As we wrote during the game, it looked as if Shannon Woods barely played today because of Shannon Woods. No one intimated during the post-game that he wasn't healthy. When asked about starting true freshman Aaron Crawford, Leach made statements about wanting guys who play hard and are motivated.
By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 9:46pm - Add new comment
I can appreciate folks getting fired up about their team -- expecting a lot after a 6-1 start, being enraged by back-to-back losses. Nature of sports.But now we're seeing why I forecast a 7-5 season for Tech when the year started. (Truth is, I thought that might be overly optimistic, that the streak of bowl-eligible seasons could end with a spate of injuries at thin positions.)It bears repeating that Tech's talent (not bad) and experience (not much) gave the Raiders the makeup of a 7-5 team ... then and now.
By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 12:56pm - Add new comment
Linebacker Kellen Tillman returned to play today for Tech. He hasn't been in the game much, but he did make a tackle late in the third quarter.He'd been suspended for much of October and had not played in the last three games.
By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 12:50pm - Add new comment
Mike Crabtree broke a couple of more records with a touchdown that pulled Tech within 31-13 after three quarters.Crabtree has 99 receptions for the season -- an NCAA freshman record, breaking the old mark of 98 set by Tech's Taurean Henderson in 2002. Crabtree also took sole possession of the Big 12 single-season receiving touchdowns record. He had been tied with Oklahoma State's Rashaun Woods, who caught 17 in 2002.
By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 11:50am - Add new comment
Shannon Woods has been conspicuous by his minimized role in the Tech offense today. He's been in for only four plays by my count -- all of them at the "H'' running back. That's a blocking back spot, often occupied by a guy such as David Schaefer. Not a glamor position.It might be a case of Mike Leach trying to light a fire under Woods again, as he's done in the past. There's no indication that he's hurt. He practiced this week.
By: Anonymous on October 27, 2007 - 10:39am - Add new comment
Victor Hunter starts today at middle linebacker for Texas Tech. Paul Williams suffered an undisclosed injury in the second half last week at Missouri and was limited in practice this week.Williams is suited up today, and just got in on the second defensive series. Ryan Hale also got in on the first series, so Tech already has used three guys at the position.
By: Anonymous on October 26, 2007 - 11:41pm - Add new comment
Texas Tech should win Saturday against Colorado. The Red Raiders have a better record and, this being only Dan Hawkins' second year at CU, Tech is farther along as a program. Plus, I've said before, home field means a lot in the Big 12. Since a 51-21 home loss to Texas three years ago, Tech is 17-2 at Jones Stadium.
By: Anonymous on October 25, 2007 - 3:44pm - Add new comment
Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, ticket sales for Saturday's Texas Tech game against Colorado stood at 49,140. Not bad, but there wouldn't be 3,660 tickets left at this stage if Texas or Texas A&M were coming to town.
By: Anonymous on October 22, 2007 - 11:25pm - Add new comment
Here we go again. Tech loses convincingly against a team ranked 15th.The same old questions pour in: Why can't Tech step up and win when it's in the spotlight? Why can't Tech handle prosperity? Why does Tech struggle to beat good teams on the road? Why can't Tech break through? Why does Tech deteriorate into Typical Tech?The questions are followed in short order by the analyses ... It's the defense. It's not being able to run the ball. It's being too soft. It's Mike Leach going for it too much on fourth down.