Adam Zuvanich

Tech extends lead, secondary down another starter

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Matt Williams just kicked a 20-yard field goal, giving Texas Tech a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter. In other news, another starting defensive back has gone down with an injury. Cornerback LaRon Moore suffered an apparent leg injury and was carted away from the sideline shortly thereafter. The Red Raiders were already without starting free safety Cody Davis, who was hurt in last week's game against New Mexico.

Adam Zuvanich

Tech offense clicking

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Well, so much for Kansas State keeping the game close. The strategy I described in my previous post only works if you're defense can get some stops, and it appears the Wildcats won't be able to do that. Texas Tech just marched 90 yards in eight plays, with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Steven Sheffield to Alex Torres giving the Red Raiders a 14-0 lead going into the second quarter. Baron Batch keyed the drive with a 33-yard run, and on second-and-25 from K-State 28, Lyle Leong made a great diving catch over the middle for a 22-yard gain.

Adam Zuvanich

Can K-State do what Nebraska did last year?

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

After watching Kansas State run more than six minutes off the clock with a 10-play drive that got them into Texas Tech territory, I'm thinking they might be able to follow Nebraska's formula from a year ago. The Cornhuskers kept the game close and forced overtime by dominating the time of possession with a methodical, run-oriented offnese, and that's pretty much what the Wildcats did on their opening possession - with Daniel Thomas running for gains of 24, 4 and 6 yards. Penalties killed the drive, but K-State punted and pinned Tech at its own 10-yard line.

Adam Zuvanich

Early gamble pays off for Tech

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

On the game's opening series, Mike Leach went for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 38-yard line. The risky move turned into a huge reward because, only three plays after Steven Sheffield kept the drive alive with a 3-yard sneak, he hooked up with Tramain Swindall for a 52-yard touchdown. Sheffield threw short to Swindall on a curl route, and Swindall shed a few tacklers, got a break block from Lyle Leong and raced all the way down the left sideline.

Adam Zuvanich

It's time for Sticks to shine

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

I'm here at Jones Stadium, where a bit of history will soon be made. For the first time in Mike Leach's 10 seasons as head coach, Texas Tech will start a backup at quarterback. Former walk-on Steven Sheffield, who relieved an injured Taylor Potts last week and sparked a victory over New Mexico, will his first career start in a Big 12 showdown at Kansas State. Although Sticks led four straight touchdowns drives after entering a tie game late in the first half, it was sort of a mixed bag for the 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior.

Donald R. May

When Good Men Do Not Pursue Evil, There is Peace

By: Donald R. May | Blog: Mr. Conservative

The Norwegians awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama for reducing war and conflict in the World. The observations of the Norwegians are correct.

|

scottslemmons

Friday Night Fights: Kick Beetle!

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

So we got another long work-week over with, and it's time to start the weekend. You know what that means, right?

lubbockleft

The President of Peace?

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

A lot of people (even Glenn Greenwald) are scratching their heads this morning about the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to President Obama. I can't say I blame them. That's the thing about peace -- it's harder than war to call attention to. "World at peace" doesn't make a good 5:00 news story in today's media climate.

|

scottslemmons

Under the Gun

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Donald R. May

The Coward and the General

By: Donald R. May | Blog: Mr. Conservative

Commander in Chief Barack Obama is fearful of sending needed military troops to Afghanistan, as he does not want to anger his Far Left base.  Political cowardice does not make for good military leadership. General Stanley McChrystal has been forward and adamant in his assessment of the Afghanistan Front in the War on Terror.  General McChrystal needs more boots on the ground in order to achieve the current goals of the war in Afghanistan, which includes killing the terrorists before they kill women and children and our military troops. Winning the ongoing War on Terror at this time means

|