Texas Tech-Texas: Red Raiders Hang Tough But Can’t Pull Out Victory

Posted by Stephen Johnson on September-21-2009 Add Comments

It was there for the taking.

Last year, when Texas made mistakes, Texas Tech capitalized and grew a huge lead. But this year, Tech didn’t capitalize and eventually fell to the No. 2 team in the nation, 34-24.

Tech squandered first half opportunities when Texas QB Colt McCoy couldn’t hit his receivers and the Tech defense held the powerful Longhorn offense to three points.

Tech special teams allowed a punt return for a TD, but the offense failed to score a touchdown until the third quarter, allowing Texas to maintain the lead.

Tech outgained the Longhorns but also had more penalties. Tech held on to the ball lo...

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