Texas Tech plays at one of the fastest paces in the country. LSU is one of the slowest. The Red Raiders have the top passing offense. The Tigers have the 10th -ranked rushing offense. And then there are the coaches, Les Miles and Kliff Kingsbury.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 5:44pm

There is one key to this game for Texas Tech: Slowing down Leonard Fournette. There is no stopping him. But, if the Red Raiders can hold him to less than 200 yards, it will be an impressive showing. But, don't expect that to happen.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 4:49pm

Leonard Fournette has run for 158.3 yards per game this season - the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Now, the LSU running back has one of his best matchups of the year when the Tigers play Texas Tech in the Houston Bowl on Tuesday (8 p.m.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 1:05am

HOUSTON - Keenon Ward made a new friend Sunday.

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 7:20pm

HOUSTON - Kliff Kingsbury could only give a sideways smirk and a sarcastic remark.

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 3:30pm

Patrick Mahomes says he's so used to knee brace, he doesn't notice it

Patrick Mahomes II said he’s so used to playing with the left knee brace he’s worn for the past eight games that he doesn’t notice it. He’s not even sure if he could have done better without it. He ran 484 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season and leads the FBS in total offense at 397.3 yards per game.

Newly promoted assistants Matt Brock, Brett Dewhurst get big chance in Texas Bowl

HOUSTON -- Texas Tech’s situation seems to be a perfect storm of how not to prepare for LSU star Leonard Fournette in Tuesday's Texas Bowl. Fournette’s all-America credentials versus Tech’s 125th ranked rushing defense is mismatch enough on paper, but the Red Raiders also are working with a piecemeal young defensive staff after Kliff Kingsbury fired three assistants last month.

Kingsbury discusses Davis Webb's future, praises his approach

Davis Webb’s future is expected to be determined shortly after the Texas Bowl. The Toledo Blade reported this month that the Tech quarterback will follow new head coach Mike Jinks from Tech to Bowling Green, though Tech’s made no acknowledgment along those lines.

Webb was the Holiday Bowl offensive MVP two years ago and the starter the first eight games last season, but Patrick Mahomes II has held the job the last 16 games.

Red Raiders put in final Texas Bowl work at rare indoor practice

HOUSTON  -- Texas Tech’s last practice Sunday for the Texas Bowl took place at Houston Methodist Training Center, the Houston Texans’ indoor facility right next to NRG Stadium.


Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said, with rain possible, he didn’t want to take chances.

“It’s our perfect-play Thursday (equivalent),” he said, “and we wanted to make sure it was crisp and clean.”

Red Raiders win calf herding, flag and branding competitions

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 8:23pm