Texas Tech’s 27-24 victory Saturday at Colorado seemed to lift a weight off the Red Raiders’ shoulders.
BOULDER , Colo. — Neal Brown didn’t try to deny it Saturday afternoon. As Texas Tech’s offensive coordinator, he had to resolve a credibility issue, and the sooner the better. Not just him exactly, and not just his fellow coaches.
Texas Tech’s chances of playing in a bowl game could hinge on its ability to finally win a game in Boulder.
The Red Raiders are winless at Colorado’s Folsom Field, having lost all four of their games there and the last two by 24 points apiece. The one contest that was close, a two-pointer in 1998, started a string of five losses in six games for a Tech team that was previously unbeaten.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Among the items adorning a wall-length mural in Missouri’s meeting room is a November 2007 Sports Illustrated cover trumpeting the football team’s brief stay at No. 1.
Glory dashed, of course, by Oklahoma.
Tre Porter gets an earful of advice from his coaches on the Texas Tech defensive staff.
Being a freshman who didn’t have the luxury of redshirting, Porter hears daily about all the things he does wrong.
He also hears from defensive coordinator James Willis and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson that he has what it takes to eventually do everything right.
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In an odd twist, Tech ranks sixth in the nation in passing offense and averages nearly 34 points per game, but key cogs such as Detron Lewis, Tramain Swindall and Alex Torres are all having mundane seasons