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.

November 22, 2014 - 10:34pm

DeAndre Washington was not used a lot against Oklahoma, which has a top-20 rushing defense. But, if he doesn't break 20 carries against Iowa State, something is wrong. Washington has run for 852 yards this season and Iowa State is giving up 244.

November 21, 2014 - 10:32pm

What’s the interesting story behind your first bus trip out to Lubbock? “I was kind of confused about the whole how-to-get-to-college thing. I thought we got a plane out. Coach (John) Lovett called me and said find a way and then everything will be taken care of. We couldn’t get a plane. It w...

November 22, 2014 - 11:12pm

Former Texas Tech tight end and John Mackey Award semifinalist Jace Amaro led Texas Tech to a 42-35 victory over Iowa State last year with a nine-catch, 143-yard game.

November 21, 2014 - 1:28pm

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.

November 22, 2014 - 10:34pm

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.

November 22, 2014 - 9:34pm

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.

November 22, 2014 - 10:33pm

AMES, IOWA - Texas Tech finished. After an early lead drifted away, Texas Tech converted a fake a punt, came up with a late touchdown and made a key fourth-down stop to hold off Iowa State 34-31 on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.

November 22, 2014 - 6:16pm

Tech-Iowa State notebook: Red Raiders keep losing defensive backs

Secondary hurting

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. Gaines (shoulder) and cornerback Justis Nelson (head injury), who got hurt the week before. Ward’s injury left them with Tevin Madison and Nigel Bethel at cornerback and Jalen Barnes and Derrick Dixon at safety – all except Barnes being a true freshman.

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.

November 22, 2014 - 12:29am