Kingsbury: No excuses for motion penalties on third-and-short

Twice on its first offensive series Saturday, Texas Tech was flagged for illegal procedure in third-and-short situations. Both times, the Red Raiders hadTylerScalzi lined up at tight end and at least once the Red Raiders gestured toward the Sooners.

“That was what I was told, was they were simulating a snap count,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “But that goes on, and you just have to be focused and sit in there. That’s inexcusable, whether they’re doing it or not.”

Texas Tech loses two starting defensive backs in loss to OU

Texas Tech lost two starting defensive backs in its 42-30 loss Saturday with cornerback Justis Nelson suffering a head injury and not playing after the first series and strong safety J.J. Gaines leaving with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Nelson was held out for precautionary reasons. Nelson broke up a pass during his one series, his 14th of the season. He came into the game tied for second in the FBS in that category.

Kingsbury says defensive play calls "possibly" compromised since early in year

Texas Tech had three staff members holding up towels throughout the team's 42-30 loss Saturday to shield its defensive play calls fromOklahomacoaches in the press box.

“Obviously, with the situation we had earlier in the year,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said, “I’m sure our signals had been passed around. So we’ve changed some up, and they just wanted to make sure.”

Zach Winbush already knows the date, six months in advance: May 16. That's when he'll have something to show for all those late nights studying and early mornings sweating.

November 14, 2014 - 9:05pm

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp. 1 Nigel Bethel II CB 5-9 173 Fr-HS 2 Reginald Davis FL 6-0 192 So-1L 3 J.J.

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PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Webb 211-345-13 2,539 24 76 Mahomes 25-44-2 228 2 19 RUSHING No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Washington 141 796 5.6 1 48 Stockton 41 365 8.9 4 75 White 28 116 4.1 0 17 RECEIVING No. Yds Avg. TD Lg Grant 53 709 13.

November 15, 2014 - 12:09am