Red Raiders dodge penalty bug -- and its consequences -- for one week, at least

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Texas Tech is the second most penalized team in the FBS, based on per-game averages for both penalties and yards. The Red Raiders were flagged only four times for 22 yards Saturday, though, which...

Injuries take toll on Tech before, during Kansas game

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Texas Tech had a slew of players who either missed Saturday's win against Kansas or got hurt during it. Most notable in the latter category were inside receiver Bradley Marquez (ribs) and middle...

Tech safety kicked off team for rules violation

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Texas Tech safety Josh Keys has been kicked off the team for a team rules violation, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said after the Red Raiders’ 34-21 victory Saturday againstKansas. He did not...

Tech RBs coach wishes he'd have put ball in Williams' hands on two critical second-half plays

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Texas Tech running back Kenny Williams played a half dozen snaps on offense Saturday, but didn’t touch the football. In hindsight, running backs coach Mike Jinks said maybe he should have used...

Red Raiders get starting lineman back from knee sprain

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Texas Tech will get starting left guard Alfredo Morales back from a knee sprain this week that caused him to miss nearly two full games.

The junior from Arlington Houston practiced Tuesday...

Tech scholarship offensive lineman practices on other side to help defensive line

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Texas Tech offensive tackle Josh Outlaw practiced Tuesday at defensive tackle. It was his first day there.

Offensive line coach Lee Hays said the move was to add depth and linked to...

Smith loves that eight defensive starters played about 100 plays, but looking for more support

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Texas Tech defensive coordinator Mike Smith planned to have eight of his players stand up at the front of the defensive meeting room before Monday’s practice.

For what? To recogniize the...

Notes from Texas Tech's Monday press conference

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Here are some quick bullet points from Texas Tech’s weekly Monday football press conference. I’ll have more in-depth notes later on several of the following items.

-- Kliff Kingsbury doesn...

Bethel earns top receiver's respect in busy first start for freshman CB

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Texas Tech freshman cornerback Nigel Bethel II got his first start career start Saturday and lined up across fromWest Virginiaflanker Kevin White almost every snap. White tied a career-high with...

Red Raiders' kickoff team mixes it up to minimize Alford's impact

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West Virginia’s Mario Alford returned kickoffs for touchdowns this year againstAlabamaandKansasand came in second in the nation in kick-return average. Tech mixed it up against Alford, twice using...