Texas Tech is awfully close to being a good football team. It is close, also, to being a top-15 team. Instead, though, the Red Raiders have put their season in peril by losing back-to-back home games to ranked opponents.
Tech quarterback Seth Doege couldn't believe he'd thrown three interceptions in three hours after throwing one in a month and a half.
Seth Doege racked up 461 yards, but he threw three interceptions, including one that was returned for a TD.
Three interceptions by Tech quarterback Seth Doege, two blocked field goals and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown provided all the juice the Wildcats needed.
Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown says when a team throws as much as the Red Raiders do, some interceptions are inevitable.
The Red Raiders might miss the injured Eric Stephens badly, but Tech got strong performances from fifth-year senior Aaron Crawford and true freshman DeAndre Washington.
There is an axiom in college football that says victory on the road requires winning the turnover battle, playing well on special teams and running the football.
Texas Tech continues to have an unsettled receiver rotation from week to week.