Erxleben, Jones, Smith, Marquez and sacks all of note
Punter Ryan Erxleben, on the strength of his surprise 51-yard touchdown run, was Texas Tech’s leading rusher Thursday. Then again, no one else had much of a chance. Running backs Kenny Williams, DeAndre Washington and Sadale Foster had only eight carries among them, netting a composite 56 yards. Kliff Kingsbury admitted he abandoned the run, either because Texas loaded the box or because the run game wasn’t taking advantage when it had numbers.
Corner goes down