After Tech's lifeless loss to Iowa State, the Raiders called a players-only meeting while Tuberville holds the coaches accountable for lack of emotion.
Although Tuberville says his team had good practices, and despite his staff's warnings, none of that mattered when Iowa State defied the odds and spanked Tech 41-7 in front of disbelieving fans.
In 25 years of covering Tech football, Don Williams can't come up with a more wasted trip to Jones Stadium after one of Tech's worst games ever played.
Doege shined with a hard-nosed touchdown run, but otherwise it was easily the worst of his nine career starts. He didn’t come close to his usual standards for completion percentage, yards or touchdowns.
The team that looked so good and got out to a terrific start last week in Norman, Okla. got off to an equally horrible start against Iowa State.
In a 41-7 collapse against Iowa State, the Red Raiders didn't throw a touchdown pass for the first time in 69 games..
Last year, Tech gave up 65- and 61- yard runs in its loss in Ames, and Saturday's game looked no different.
Iowa State redshirt freshman quarterback Jared Barnett made his first college start on Saturday night, but you couldn't have been faulted for mistaking him for a grizzled veteran.
Texas Tech lost third-leading tackler Terrance Bullitt for the game on the second defensive series Saturday against Iowa State due to a dislocated right shoulder.