Justin Murphy's injury, Tony Morales' struggle puts Tech guard spot in flux

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said starting right guard Justin Murphy won’t play this week because of the knee injury he suffered Saturday, and there could be a three-man competition to replace him.

Redshirt freshman Robert Castaneda and senior Emeka Okafor will be in the mix along with senior Tony Morales, Kingsbury said Monday.

The first month of the season, Morales was the only backup that line coach Lee Hays had trusted in key game situations. Morales had trouble Saturday, though, after Murphy got hurt in the second quarter of Tech’s 63-35 loss to Baylor.

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Texas Tech’s Oct. 17 road game at Kansas will kick off at 11 a.m. and be broadcast nationally by FOX Sports 1....

October 5, 2015 - 10:33am

This week Ole Miss is down. Last week, everyone had it as a title contender. After getting demolished by Florida, the Rebels are actually ranked lower than the team they beat on the road - Alabama. That is how college football works.

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October 5, 2015 - 7:33am

ARLINGTON - Seth Russell looked back over his shoulder and held out the ball. The Baylor quarterback knew Jah'Shawn Johnson couldn't catch him and let the Texas Tech defensive back know as he waltzed into the end zone.

October 3, 2015 - 8:27pm

POINTS, POINTS, POINTS The over-under was 90.5. But it looked like that was going to be broken by halftime as both Texas Tech and Baylor's offenses exploded in the first quarter with Baylor going up 28-14.

October 3, 2015 - 7:38pm

ARLINGTON - Texas Tech center Jared Kaster said his fellow senior Branden Jackson had a message for the younger Red Raiders in a downcast post-game locker room scene: You can't let this be a landslide. You can't let it go all downhill from here.

October 3, 2015 - 10:10pm

ARLINGTON - Texas Tech didn't have an answer. Not for Seth Russell. Not for Shock Linwood. And not even for Baylor's give and take defense.

October 3, 2015 - 6:16pm

Texas Tech sophomore Zach Austin and freshman Tony Brown made the most of their chances in the Red Raiders' 63-35 loss Saturday to No. 5 Baylor.

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