You are getting some playing time this year, even though your role has changed a lot the last few years. How does that feel? "It is great that the coaching staff is willing to put some trust in me.

October 31, 2014 - 4:35pm

Pos. Player Class LT Le'Raven Clark Jr. Line gave up 1 sack to Texas vs. 9 in 2013 LG Alfredo Morales Jr. Ground game still churning C Jared Kaster Jr. Has started 22 straight games now RG Baylen Brown So.

November 15, 2014 - 12:07am

148: Texas Tech junior running back DeAndre Washington is 148 rushing yards away from becoming the first Red Raider with a 1,000-yard rushing season since 1998. 10: The Texas Tech football student section has been ranked No.

November 21, 2014 - 10:32pm

Pos. Player Class LT Le'Raven Clark Jr. Leader of unit that's given up 10 sacks LG Alfredo Morales Jr. Could help make a big push on ground C Jared Kaster Jr. An emotional leader on the offense RG Baylen Brown So.

November 22, 2014 - 12:06am

Washington says his understudy will develop through time, experience

While Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington was rushing for a career-high 186 yards Saturday, freshman Justin Stockton had four carries for 4 yards. He kept up a pattern of either making big plays or not getting much at all.

Stockton’s broken nine runs of 15 yards-plus this season. But on 23 of his 48 carries, he’s gotten 2 or fewer yards, including 11 on which he’s been tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage.

It's possible that no one from Texas Tech's two-deep at safety during the first month of the season might be available for Saturday's regular-season finale.

November 24, 2014 - 10:06pm

DeAndre Washington is one of the top running backs in the Big 12. He is second to only Baylor's Shock Linwood in rushing yards this season (864 to 796). But, the Sooners are strong against the run.

November 14, 2014 - 10:06pm

Sam Eguavoen wasn't expecting it to happen. Neither was Kliff Kingsbury, although he only hinted at it rather than coming out and admitting it. That's wouldn't be his style. Regardless, Texas Tech was not ready for Oklahoma's freshman quarterback.

November 16, 2014 - 7:44pm

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

Smith on OSU transfer Mitchell: 'He's going to be one of our best players on defense'

Texas Tech interim defensive coordinator Mike Smith doesn’t know where Mike Mitchell will play next season.

He just knows the transfer from Ohio State will play — and expects him to play well.

“He’s going to be one of our best players on defense, obviously, but he’s going to be on the field,” Smith said Monday. 

Smith recently started working Mitchell as a defensive end/outside linebacker. Mitchell spent the first two months practicing at inside linebacker. He might well end up there, considering Micah Awe will be the only returnee from a three-man rotation.