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Final Wrap: No. 8 Baylor 27, Texas Tech 24

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• Today’s weather at kickoff: 51 degrees, light winds and overcast skies.

• Texas Tech won the coin toss and chose to receive in the second half. Baylor started the first half with the ball.

• Today’s game was televised by FS1. It’s the third game on a FOX network this season, and the second time on the FS1. (Oct. 23 vs. KSU, FS1).

• Today’s game marked the 80th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Baylor, and the 26th meeting as Big 12 foes.

• Texas Tech wore white helmets, white jerseys and white pants against Baylor.

• Today’s game captains were Josh Burger, Patrick Curley and Jaylon Hutchings.

• As part of Texas Tech’s pregame entrance, Kosi Eldridge carried the U.S. flag and Nehemiah Martinez ran out with the state of Texas flag.

• Today’s attendance: 43,901.


Starters – (Offense) – (LT) T.J. Storment, (LG) Weston Wright, (C) Dawson Deaton, (RG) Josh Burger (RT) Caleb Rogers, (QB) Donovan Smith, (RB) SaRodorick Thompson, (TE) Travis Koontz, (TE) Mason Tharp, (WR) Kaylon Geiger Sr., (WR) Erik Ezukanma; (Defense) – (DE) Tyree Wilson, (N) Jaylon Hutchings, (T) Devin Drew (LB) Colin Schooler, (LB) Riko Jeffers, (LB) Krishon Merriweather, (SPUR) Reggie Pearson Jr., (CB) Rayshad Williams, (S) Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, (S) Eric Monroe. (CB) DaMarcus Fields


• Gives Texas Tech a 6-6 overall record in 2021.

• Gives Texas Tech a 39-40-1 all-time record against Baylor.

• Gives Texas Tech an 18-8 all-time record against Baylor in Big 12 games.

• Gives Texas Tech a 0-2 all-time record against Baylor in games at McLane Stadium.

• Gives Texas Tech a 6-2 all-time record against Baylor in games during the Big 12 era in Waco.


• Texas Tech streak of losses to teams ranked inside the Top 10 moves to 13 with Saturday’s loss to No. 8 Baylor.

• Baylor represented the third top-10 foe for the Red Raiders over the last four games (No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 9 Oklahoma State, No. 8 Baylor).

• Tech finished with 386 yards total offense, 262 from the air and 124 on the ground.

– Tech ran 23 run plays for 111 yards, and seven pass plays for 50 yards in the first half.

• Tech exceeded 200 yards passing in the fourth quarter alone (206), its first time going for more than 200 passing yards in the final frame since adding up 239 against Texas in 2018.

• Points off turnovers allowed: Baylor led 17-3 at halftime aided by converting two forced turnovers into 10 points.

– Tech did not turn the ball over in the second half.

• Three Red Raiders recorded double-digit tackles for the first time this season. (Monroe, Schooler, Pearson Jr,)

• Second-half adjustments: The Red Raiders have allowed its last six opponents to score a collective three points with its opening drive of the second half.

• Texas Tech’s 14 points in the fourth quarter matched a season-high set in the season opener against Houston.

• Since returning to campus sites in 2019, the three games have been decided by a combined 7 points – BU won 33-30 in Waco (2OT), TTU won 24-23 in Lubbock, BU won 27-24 in Waco.


• Jonathan Garibay, a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, extended his streak of made field goals to 13 on Saturday by connecting on his third 40+ yard field goal this season (46).

– Garibay tied Clayton Hatfield’s school record for consecutive field goals made (13), set in 2018

– His 53-yard attempt as time expired was his first miss, snapping his streak at 13, tying Hatfield.

• McNamara logged his 47th career punt of 50 yards or more, and a single season high 18th. (2019-17, 2020-12, 2021-18).

• Tahj Brooks scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season. It was his 10th career rushing score.

• Travis Koontz:

– matched a career-long reception of 75 yards, previously done against Oklahoma in 2020. Both 75-yarders were touchdowns.

– It was his fifth career TD.

– his 117 receiving yards set a new career-high, and it marked his first career 100-yard game

• McLane Mannix scored his first touchdown of the 2021 season in the fourth quarter to bring Texas Tech within three points, 20-17. It was Mannix’s fourth TD as a Red Raider as he found the end zone three times in 2019 and did not score in 2020.

• Colin Schooler:

– logged 10 tackles, marking back-to-back double-digit tackle games.

– It was his 18th career double-digit tackles performance.

– his six solo tackles pushed him past Dexter Reid’s 304 career solo stops (North Carolina, 2000-03)

– he now ranks No. 7 all-time in FBS history with 307 solo tackles.

• Eric Monroe:

– recorded a career-high 2.5 TFLs

– recorded a career-high 13 tackles.

• Dadrion Taylor-Demerson tied a career-high for tackles with eight, matching eight recorded at Oklahoma this season.

• Reggie Pearson Jr. recorded a career-high 11 tackles.

• Tony Bradford’s sack in the second quarter marked 2.5 for the season, and a single season career-high 7.0 TFLs.



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