Texas Tech Uses an Early Turnover to Spark Dominant 1st Half
The Red Raiders have dominated through one half in almost every facet of the game and lead 20-7 after a late touchdown from Oklahoma State to close the first half.
It wasn't perfect for Texas Tech, but the fumble recovery on Texas Tech's first defensive possession of the game set the tone for that side of the ball that extended for 29 minutes of the first half.
The fumble recovery led to an early score from kicker Trey Wolff to make the game 3-0.
The defense held Spencer Sanders to just 52 yards passing in the half and also snagged two interceptions from the freshman QB. Heisman candidate RB carried 18 times for 105 yards, but it didn't lead to much except for the first score of the game late in the half. Tylan Wallace has also been quiet with 4 catches for 28 yards and several penalties.
The biggest stat is Texas Tech holding Oklahoma State on 3rd down. The Cowboys were 1-10 in the first half on 3rd downs. They were also 1-2 on 4th down. The Cowboys had 10 drives, one ended in points, three ended in turnovers, one ended in a turnover on downs and the Pokes punted five times.
Offensively the Red Raiders scored two touchdowns, a pass and a run from Jett Duffey. They also went 2-3 on field goals and punted three times.
It doesn't feel locked up for Texas Tech but the team looks like a completely different team this week after the blowout in Norman, Oklahoma.