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  NOV 28 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Trey Wolff, TTU, PK, Sr.,...Wolff connected on his second game-winning kick of the season as he found the uprights from 35 yards out in overtime to send Texas Tech to a 51-48 victory over Oklahoma. The freshman was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in the win as he also drilled a 29-yard attempt going into halftime and then a 43-yard try with three seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. He has connected on 11-consecutive field goals entering bowl season as the Red Raiders secured their fifth Big 12 win, their most in a season since 2009.

Wolff, who hit the game-winning kick earlier this season against Texas, is now 18-for-21 on field goal attempts this season, which ranks third in the Big 12 for total field goals made and fourth via percentage (85.7). In addition to his accuracy with field goals, Wolff was instrumental in placing OU in negative field position via kickoffs with a pair of sky kicks that were muffed by the Sooners inside their own 15-yard line. The victory over Oklahoma marked the first time Texas Tech has defeated both OU and Texas in the same season, both of which were due to Wolff's game-winning kicks. - Big 12 Football


rSr/2023 K Trey WolffTexas Tech
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  Trey Wolff made a 35-yard field goal in overtime after a tying kick in the final seconds of regulation, and Texas Tech erased an 18-point deficit in a 51-48 win over Oklahoma on Saturday night. Dillon Gabriel threw for 449 yards and six touchdowns, but the OU quarterback was knocked out for a play in OT after a hard hit from safety Reggie Pearson Jr. on a catch on a throwback play. The Sooners were unsettled on offense and had to settle for a 34-yard field goal try from Zach Schmit after Gabriel was sacked. The kick was wide right. After Wolff's winner, Texas Tech fans stormed the field just as they did after an OT victory over Texas in September. The Red Raiders ended a 10-game losing streak against OU and beat the Sooners and Longhorns in the same season for the first time in coach Joey McGuire's first season.

Texas Tech (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) secured a winning conference record for the first time since 2009. The Sooners (6-6, 3-6) couldn't hold a 24-6 second-quarter lead, finishing without a winning record in the regular season for the first time since 1998 in a disappointing debut for coach Brent Venables. Texas Tech's Tyler Shough threw for a career-high 436 yards with two scores, but he was intercepted by C.J. Coldon to set up Schmit's tiebreaking 43-yard field goal with four minutes remaining. Shough put the Red Raiders in position for the tie in the final seconds. Wolff's first kick was blocked by Josh Ellison, but Venables had called a timeout. Wolff made the 43-yarder on the second try. Oklahoma's Marvin Mims Jr. had a career-high 162 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Brayden Willis also had two TD grabs. Eric Gray rushed for 161 yards. Jerand Bradley also finished with a career best in receiving yards with 173 for Texas Tech, and he had a 44-yard tiebreaking TD catch in the fourth quarter, one of six lead changes in the second half or overtime. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


rSr/2024 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  Tyler Shough put together two long scoring drives and Texas Tech defeated Iowa State 14-10 on Saturday night. Shough gave the Red Raiders (6-5, 4-4 Big 12 Conference) the lead on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Baylor Cupp with 6:10 remaining in the game, capping a 13-play, 77-yard drive. Shough finished 15-of-21 passing for 141 yards. At one point, Iowa State (4-7, 1-7) had gained more than twice as many yards as Tech (338 to 151), but the Cyclones failed to reach the end zone, thanks to a pair of third-quarter goal-line stands by the Red Raiders defense. The Cyclones ran five plays from the 2-yard line or closer without scoring a touchdown.

They finally broke through when Hunter Dekkers found Easton Dean open down the sideline for a 24-yard touchdown. Dean leaped over a defender on his way to giving Iowa State a 10-7 lead with 11:18 left to play. Dekkers finished with 294 yards on 23-of-35 passing for the Cyclones. Xavier Hutchinson caught eight passes for 101 yards. Texas Tech drove 96 yards in 14 plays for the lone touchdown of the first half. Donovan Smith capped it with a 1-yard run, giving the Red Raiders a 7-0 lead. Drake Nettles kicked a 36-yard field goal to get Iowa State within 7-3 at halftime. Nettles missed an earlier attempt and had another blocked as time expired in the second quarter. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


rSr/2024 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  NOV 14 BIG 12 CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Trey Wolff, TTU, PK, Sr.,...Wolff was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts to help Texas Tech to a 43-28 victory over Kansas. The senior found the uprights from 33, 51 and 30 yards in the win, marking the fifth time in his career he has successfully connected on three field goals in a game. Wolff's 51-yarder came as time expired to close the first half, giving the Red Raiders a 27-21 lead at the break. It matched the longest field goal of his career as he connected from the same distance in a similar situation at Kansas State earlier this year. Wolff is 15-of-18 on field goal attempts and a perfect 32-of-32 on PATs this season. He is the only Big 12 kicker to successfully make multiple field goals this season of 51 yards or longer. Wolff is tied for 10th all-time on the Texas Tech single-season chart for field goals, while his 36 career field goals moved him into eighth place in program history. - Big 12 Football

rSr/2023 K Trey WolffTexas Tech
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  Tyler Shough threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and Texas Tech outlasted Kansas 43-28 on Saturday night. Shough rushed for a 9-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to give Texas Tech (5-5, 3-4 Big 12 Conference) a 33-21 lead. It was the first score by either team in the second half. Tahj Brooks sealed the victory with a 5-yard touchdown run with 3:33 remaining in the game. Four different Red Raiders scored four rushing touchdowns in the win. Shough was 16-for-25 passing for 246 yards and a touchdown in his first start since the opening week of the season. Texas Tech totaled 506 yards of offense with 260 of them on the ground.

The Red Raiders used a brief two-quarterback system with Shough and Donovan Smith. Smith rushed for a 6-yard touchdown on the opening drive where Shough was responsible for 57 of the 75 yards on the drive. SaRodorick Thompson Jr. rushed for 68 yards with a 36-yard touchdown for the Red Raiders. Mason Tharp caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Shough to give the Red Raiders a 24-7 lead midway through the first half. The Jayhawks managed to claw back to trail 27-21 at halftime on Jason Bean's 16-yard touchdown run and his 3-yard scoring toss to Devin Neel. Quentin Skinner and Bean connected for a 20-yard touchdown to pull the Jayhawks within 33-28 with eight minutes remaining in the game, but the Red Raiders used a Trey Wolff field goal from and a strip sack that led to the final touchdown to hold on for the win. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


rSr/2024 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  OCT 24 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech's Behren Morton threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start to lead Texas Tech to a 48-10 win over West Virginia. It was the second-consecutive 300-yard performance for Morton, who became just the second Red Raider all-time to throw for 300 yards against Big 12 foes in his first two career starts. Morton, who woke up ill Saturday morning before the game, also rushed for 17 yards in the win, helping the Red Raiders convert 6-of-7 fourth down attempts in the process. Morton was responsible for five of those conversions on his own with four passing completions and one rushing. He is one of only two FBS freshmen to throw for at least 300 yards in multiple games this year as he has totaled 704 yards through the air over the last two games. Behind Morton, the Red Raiders secured their largest margin of victory all-time in the series with West Virginia. It was also TTU's largest win over a Big 12 foe since defeating Kansas, 65-19, on October 7, 2017. - Big 12 Football

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  Behren Morton threw two touchdown passes, Tahj Brooks ran for two scores and Texas Tech used a fast start to beat West Virginia 48-10 on Saturday. Coming off a bye week and playing in Lubbock for the first time in nearly a month, the Red Raiders (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) scored 17 points off of turnovers, broke a two-game losing streak and improved to 3-0 at home. Texas Tech seized control with touchdowns on its first two drives and the Red Raiders' fast-tempo offense kept West Virginia off balance. Texas Tech surpassed 100 offensive plays, including 55 in the first half when it converted six of seven times on fourth down. Brooks had 17 carries for a season-high 107 yards, including first-quarter TD runs of 1 and 19 yards. Morton, a redshirt freshman, was solid again in his second straight start. He completed 28 of 45 passes for 325 yards after throwing for 379 two weeks ago in a loss at No. 11 Oklahoma State.

After Texas Tech's Malik Dunlap intercepted an underthrown ball on West Virginia's first drive of the third quarter, the Red Raiders' Xavier White caught a pass from Morton and weaved 37 yards through traffic for a 55-yard touchdown. White later had a 27-yard catch along the sideline to set up Morton's 12-yard scoring toss to Loic Fouonji for a 31-3 lead. White had eight catches for a career-high 139 yards. Texas Tech entered the game with one of the worst turnover margins in the Bowl Subdivision. The Red Raiders intercepted three passes and recovered a CJ Donaldson fumble near midfield. After the fumble recovery, SaRodorick Thompson scored on a 13-yard run for a 38-10 lead to start the fourth. Texas Tech kicked a short field goal after JT Daniels' career-high third interception. Daniels finished 23 of 36 for 194 yards for the Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3). It marked the fifth road loss of at least 25 points for West Virginia under fourth-year coach Neal Brown. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


Jr/2024 RB Tahj BrooksTexas Tech
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  SEPT 26 BIG 12 CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech's Reggie Pearson set a season-high with five tackles while also recording an interception and recovering a key fumble in overtime to help Texas Tech to a come-from-behind 37-34 victory over No. 22 Texas. The defensive back intercepted Texas quarterback Hudson Card early in the second quarter, returning it 20 yards into UT territory. However, Pearson's biggest play came in overtime as he fell on a UT fumble, ending the Longhorns' possession on their first play. The Red Raiders responded with a field goal to secure their second top-25 victory this season. Texas Tech limited Texas to 154 yards of total offense in the second half en route to overcoming a 14-point deficit, its second-largest all-time in the series versus the Longhorns. - Big 12 Football

rSr/2023 SS Reggie Pearson Jr.Texas Tech
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  SEPT 26 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech's Trey Wolff was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in Texas Tech's OT victory over No. 22 Texas. All three of his field goals came in the second half or overtime as he found the uprights from 27 yards out midway through the third quarter and then from 45 yards with only 21 seconds remaining in regulation. His final field goal was the game-winner as he sailed his attempt inside the left upright from 20 yards out to send the Red Raiders to their second top-25 victory of the season. It marked the fourth time in Wolff's career he has made three field goals and the first time this season as he is now 5-of-6 on the year. His field goal late in regulation was only two yards shy of his career-high and gave the Red Raiders a 34-31 lead. - Big 12 Football

rSr/2023 K Trey WolffTexas Tech
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  Texas Tech kicker Trey Wolff had fans ready to celebrate like they hadn't in 14 years with what they thought was a game-winner in the final seconds. Turns out they just had to wait a little longer. Wolff kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Red Raiders over No. 22 Texas 37-34 after they overcame a two-touchdown deficit in the second half but let a lead slip away in the final minute Saturday. Texas' Bijan Robinson fumbled on the first play of overtime, and Donovan Smith led the Red Raiders to the 2-yard line before Wolff's winning kick in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

The Red Raiders (3-1, 1-0) thought Wolff's 45-yard kick for a 34-31 lead with 21 seconds left in regulation was enough for their first home win over Texas since Michael Crabtree's last-second catch beat the top-ranked Longhorns in 2008. The Longhorns (2-2, 0-1) had other ideas. Hudson Card's 28-yard pass to Tarique Milton got the Longhorns close with six seconds remaining, and they picked up another 10 yards on a quick pass with two seconds to go. Bert Auburn's 48-yard kick as time expired forced OT. Texas Tech fans might have had flashbacks to two years ago, when the Red Raiders couldn't hold a 56-41 lead in the final three minutes of regulation in a 63-56 overtime loss on the same field. Smith threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Myles Price caught a career-high 13 passes for 98 yards, including a 5-yarder on fourth-and-3 on the way to what the Red Raiders thought would be Wolff's winning kick in regulation. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


rSr/2023 K Trey WolffTexas Tech
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  The Wolfpack must prepare this week for a Texas Tech team under first-year coach Joey McGuire that lost starting quarterback Tyler Shough to a shoulder injury in the 63-10 win over Murray State in the season opener. But Donovan Smith, a 6-5, 230-pound sophomore, has stepped in and produced. He played six series against Murray State and was on target, completing 14 of 16 throws for 221 yards and four TDs. Smith was inconsistent at times against Houston in his fifth career start but had TD passes of 54 and 43 yards. His final numbers were 36-of-58 passing for 351 yards and the two scores. - Raleigh News Observer

rSr/2024 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  SEPT 12 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech's Donovan Smith threw for a career-high 350 yards and combined for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in Texas Tech's 33-30 double-overtime thriller over No. 25 Houston, its first win over a ranked opponent since 2019. It was also the Red Raiders' first victory over a ranked non-conference foe since defeating No. 20 Arizona in 1989. Smith found the end zone on a nine-yard rush to give the Red Raiders the game-winning TD. He also set career highs for completions (36) and attempts (58) while rushing for 31 yards on 21 carries, which included a career-long run of 27 yards on Texas Tech's final drive in regulation. That rush helped set up the game-tying field goal from Trey Wolff just before time expired. The victory improved Smith to 3-2 as a starter for a TTU offense that leads the country in passing yards per game (411.5) after two weeks of the season. - Big 12 Football

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  Donovan Smith ran 9 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime, lifting Texas Tech to a 33-30 victory over No. 25 Houston on Saturday. A back-and-forth finish ended with the Red Raiders (2-0) beating a ranked nonconference opponent in the regular season for the first time since 1989, a span of 14 games. After Houston's Bubba Baxa opened the second OT with a 20-yard field goal, Smith broke into the open field and ran untouched to the end zone, sending Texas Tech students and fans streaming onto the field. Baxa kicked a go-ahead 35-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining in regulation after Gervarrius Owens returned Smith's second interception to the Texas Tech 21 in the final two minutes. Smith answered by leading the Red Raiders to a tying 47-yarder from Trey Wolff with three seconds to go, keyed by Smith's 27-yard scramble. Wolff replaced Gino Garcia, who missed from 45 earlier in the fourth quarter.

The Cougars (1-1) erased a 17-3 halftime deficit, getting even early in the fourth quarter when Art Green stepped in front of a pass from Smith and returned it 54 yards for a TD. Still, Houston's 12-game regular-season winning streak ended. Houston also trailed by two touchdowns in the second half of another overtime game in last week's opener, rallying from 21-7 down entering the fourth quarter for a 37-35 double-overtime victory over UTSA. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first overtime after backing themselves up. Smith converted on fourth-and-20 with a 21-yard completion to Jerand Bradley. The Red Raiders forced the second OT on Tahj Brooks' 4-yard scoring run. Tune faced second-and-21 to open overtime before a 19-yard completion to Nathaniel Dell. Three plays later, he threw a 15-yard TD pass to Matthew Golden. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


rSo/2025 QB Donovan SmithTexas Tech
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  Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough will miss significant time again after re-injuring his non-throwing shoulder in the season opener. Red Raiders coach Joey McGuire said Monday that he expects Shough to be out three to six weeks. The quarterback, in his second year starting at Tech after three seasons at Oregon, has an examination scheduled for Wednesday, and surgery is a possibility. "That's where it could prolong to six weeks if it is," first-year Tech coach McGuire said during his weekly news conference. Shough missed the final eight games last season after breaking his left collarbone during the fourth game.

He started Saturday night and injured that same shoulder in the first half of Tech's season-opening 63-10 win over Murray State. McGuire said this injury is "not exactly" where it was last year, but was still related to the collarbone. Shough didn't have surgery after getting hurt last season. Texas Tech's depth chart for Saturday's home game against No. 24 Houston lists Donovan Smith as the starting quarterback, ahead of Behren Morton. Shough was listed as third on the chart. - AP College Football


rSr/2024 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  Donovan Smith came off the bench to throw four touchdown passes, Tahj Brooks ran for three scores and Texas Tech blew out lower-division Murray State 63-10 in coach Joey McGuire's debut Saturday night. Smith had scoring tosses on his first two passes after replacing Tyler Shough in the first half. McGuire indicated he planned to play both, but said at halftime Shough was injured and probably wouldn't return. Shough was on the sideline in the second half with a sling on his left (non-throwing) shoulder. "We always preach stay ready so you don't got to get ready," said Smith, who was 14-of-16 passing for 221 yards without an interception. "Every time we're in the film room, every time we're practicing, we always take reps in the back." Brooks finished with 50 yards and scoring runs of 14, 3 and 23 yards, the last giving the Red Raiders a 42-10 lead late in the first half on the way to their 23rd consecutive victory in a home opener.

Texas Tech's first meeting with Murray State and 20th consecutive victory over an FCS opponent was similar to the lower-division matchups from 2010-19, when the average margin of victory was 40 points. The Red Raiders, who scored TDs on their first eight possessions, were coming off consecutive years of closer-than-expected FCS openers under former coach Matt Wells - victories over Houston Baptist and Stephen F. Austin - before Wells was fired midseason last year. - Texas Tech/AP College Football


Jr/2024 RB Tahj BrooksTexas Tech
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