Kingsbury makes lofty comparison for Derrick Willies' near future

Texas Tech wide receiver Derrick Willies caught three passes for 63 yards — both season-high numbers — last week against Texas after the 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior missed the previous three games with a knee injury.

Willies’ season totals — 12 catches, 231 yards and two touchdowns — might not be what some envisioned from the highly touted junior-college transfer, but Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury invoked one of the nation’s prolific deep threats in suggesting Willies is just scratching the surface.

Texas coach Charlie Strong benched Longhorns linebacker Malik Jefferson at the wrong time, as far as Texas Tech's fortunes were concerned. Strong lit a fire under Jefferson by not starting him for the Baylor game on Oct.

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 6:46pm

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury still believes this is the best team he's fielded since he came back to Lubbock. But at 4-5 overall and 2-4 in the Big 12 this season, the wins haven't come for the Red Raiders.

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:02pm

The Texas Tech defense is improving. They forced five punts and two turnovers against Texas and came up with several stops in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, it still isn't good enough. D'Onta Foreman still ran for an FBS season-high 341 yards.

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:15pm

Conner Dyer missed his first two seasons because of knee injuries, and the Texas Tech offensive lineman announces he'll give up the game.

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 3:10pm

As Texas Tech slipped below .500 Saturday with a 45-37 loss to Texas and Red Raiders fans start looking for a bright side, one's becoming apparent: It seems more and more likely Patrick Mahomes II could, indeed, be back for his senior season.

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 5:53pm

Douglas Coleman may have turned in the defining play of Texas Tech's football season Saturday against Texas in a Big 12 home contest. May have, that is, had the Red Raiders won.

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 2:23pm

1. OPPOSING RUNNING BACKS So far this season, five opposing running backs have set career highs against Texas Tech.

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 11:15pm

No second guessing Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Patrick Mahomes II stood behind the decision to call quarterback sneaks each time when the Red Raiders encountered third-and-1 or fourth-and-1 four times on the same series in the fourth quarter of a 45-37 loss Saturday to Texas. ...

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 6:09pm

On a third-and-6, Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson tracked down Patrick Mahomes II and pushed him out of bounds. Texas Tech was forced to punt the ball to Texas with 1:54 left in the half.

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 5:04pm