Texas Tech running back Baron Batch plans to spend the next two weeks tapping into the wide-eyed little kid side of his sports personality.
The Big 12 Conference season, figuratively a lost cause for the Red Raiders for some time now, literally ended Saturday in a 45-7 loss at No. 19 Oklahoma. Tech is in the unusual position of finishing the regular season with two non-conference games, home dates the next two Saturdays with Weber State and Houston.
But Batch said there’s no less excitement around the Tech football building.
Every Tuesday, Tommy Tuberville gives us insights from last week’s game.
1: An encouraging start: Tech scored on its first offensive series for the first time since week five against Baylor. A 35-yard pass play to Austin Zouzalik, a 17-yard run by Eric Stephens and a 3-yard touchdown pass from Detron Lewis to Darrin Moore got the Red Raiders off to a more favorable start than usual.
NORMAN, Okla. — In an ironic twist Saturday evening, the interview room where Texas Tech coaches Tommy Tuberville and James Willis spoke had the Auburn game playing silently on a TV monitor along the wall. Walking in, Tech’s defensive coordinator paused a few seconds to check the game and you couldn’t blame him, considering his deep ties to the Tigers’ program.
LEVELLAND — South Plains College routed the University of the Southwest junior varsity 104-42 Wednesday at the Texan Dome, getting 13 points from Malcolm Miller and 12 each from Stanton Kidd, Kenny Brown and Deshaunt Walker.