For the first month of the season, Texas Tech didn't do much to convince anyone the Red Raiders could run the football effectively. West Virginia apparently did believe, however, at least by the way the Mountaineers' defense played.

October 22, 2013 - 9:36pm

Zach Winbush has replaced newcomer Andre Ross as Texas Tech's backup bandit outside linebacker and has a chance to stay there for a while.

October 22, 2013 - 10:45pm

Winbush moves into Tech two-deep, displacing JC transfer

Zach Winbush has replaced newcomer Andre Ross as Texas Tech’s backup bandit outside linebacker and has a chance to stay there for a while. Winbush played about 10 snaps Saturday in Tech’s 37-27 victory at West Virginia, giving relief to starter Pete Robertson.

Ross didn’t travel to West Virginia. Before Saturday, Ross had played in every game this year except against TCU, which he missed with an injury.

On its way to securing 21 commitments for its 2014 class, Texas Tech missed on a few guys. The Red Raiders' persistence has paid off and one Big 12 commit will visit Nov. 2.

October 22, 2013 - 8:58pm

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October 22, 2013 - 8:26pm

Kliff Kingsbury's not the same as a lot of coaches who claim to ignore the work of the media and stay oblivious to what's said and written about their teams.

October 21, 2013 - 10:58pm

Amaro wins Big 12 offensive player of the week

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro on Monday was named the Big 12 Conference offensive player of the week for his performace in the Red Raiders’ win Saturday at West Virginia.

Amaro caught nine passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

The junior from San Antonio MacArthur now has caught a career-high nine passes in each of the last five games and eight passes in the game before that.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury credited defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt for making sound adjustments on the fly during the Red Raiders' 37-27 victory Saturday at West Virginia.

October 21, 2013 - 10:46pm

Suddenly, Texas Tech has a decision to make at cornerback

One of Texas Tech’s bright spots in the comeback victory Saturday was the play of cornerback Derrick Mays, who was terrific after he replaced struggling starter Olaoluwa Falemi midway through the third quarter.

Falemi was flagged three times for pass-interference penalties, the last nullifying an interception by teammate Austin Stewart. The series after that, Bruce Jones moved from boundary (tight-side) cornerback to Falemi’s spot at field (wide-side) cornerback, and Mays took Jones’ spot.