Tech line: Five have been enough, but the outlook's getting better

Texas Tech’s offensive line might be in better shape this week than at any point since the start of the season. Guard Beau Carpenter, who missed three games after suffering an ankle injury in the season opener, returned to the starting lineup in week five, and guard Alfredo Morales is playable again.

Morales, who suffered an ankle injury in the fourth game against Texas State, was able to play last week, line coach Lee Hays said, but the Red Raiders got by without him.

Texas Tech's offensive line might be in better shape this week than at any point since the start of the season.

October 16, 2013 - 8:18pm

Kliff Kingsbury says he wouldn't be head coach at Texas Tech if not for West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen.

October 16, 2013 - 7:52pm

Tech QB Mayfield returns to practice

Quarterback Baker Mayfield was back at practice Tuesday, 10 days after he suffered a knee injury in Texas Tech’s 54-16 victory at Kansas. Mayfield was in full pads with the rest of the quarterbacks when media were allowed in to do post-practice interviews.

There was no indication of how much he participated or whether he can play in this week’s game at West Virginia.

Tech replaces Foster, other special teams shakeups under way

Texas Tech went to work this week trying to improve its special teams — an area that was a strength through five games, but sprang all sorts of leaks Saturday. Tech’s 42-35 win over Iowa State was made unnecessarily closer, largely because of special teams breakdowns. The Red Raiders allowed a kickoff-return touchdown, a turnover when a punt hit a return-team member, missed a field goal and had trouble fielding punts.

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October 16, 2013 - 9:03am

Texas Tech went to work this week trying to improve its special teams - an area that was a strength through five games, but sprang all sorts of leaks Saturday.

October 15, 2013 - 10:20pm

Around this time last year, when all the other Texas Tech players were streaming into the football building, they'd pass Austin Stewart on the way out. When the Red Raiders were getting ready for 2 p.m.

October 15, 2013 - 10:18pm