When Texas Tech cornerback Olaoluwa Falemi was flagged for pass-interference penalties in each of the first three quarters last week, defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt felt compelled to make a change.

October 24, 2013 - 9:33pm

Tech's Hyder third among DTs in national stat category, but 'disappointed' with his play

Texas Tech’s Kerry Hyder was rewarded with first-team All-Big 12 recognition last season after he led the league’s defensive tackles in sacks (six) and tackles for loss (14).

Now a senior, Hyder’s on pace to top his tackles for loss number with 10 through the first seven games. Nationally, only two players listed as defensive tackles or nose tackles — Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald and Wake Forest’s Nikita Whitlock, a Texan from Wylie — have more TFLs.

The last two times Texas Tech went to Oklahoma to play games comparable to what's at stake this week, the Sooners gave performances that were off-the-charts good

October 23, 2013 - 11:07pm

Texas Tech's Kerry Hyder was rewarded with first-team All-Big 12 recognition last season after he led the league's defensive tackles in sacks (six) and tackles for loss (14).

October 23, 2013 - 9:52pm

Tech down to 1,700 tickets for OSU game, tops sales for 2012 Baylor game

Texas Tech has 1,700 tickets remaining for its Nov. 2 home game against Oklahoma State, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said at the end of the day Wednesday.

Beal also said Tech has sold nearly 20,000 from its allotment of 24,000 tickets for the Nov. 16 game against Baylor in Arlington. Only a limited number of lower-level seats are left in Tech’s stock.

Beal said Tech sold 17,000 tickets for last year’s Baylor game in Arlington.

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