Twitter reacts to gutsy, surprise onside kick by Texas Tech

Lawrence Cooper
October 3, 2017

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury made his weekly appearance on Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference.

Junior wide receiver KeKe Coutee also displayed his ability to run the ball as he totaled 11 rushing yards. Ateman had 114 yards receiving.

While it was an inspiring performance from a Texas Tech team picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 in 2017, they will still come away feeling like they missed opportunities to notch a huge win and improve to 4-0 on the season. But at the end of the day, that's what we want: "five minutes left, our offense out on the field, and we need to be able to score in those situations".

But in the game's waning moments, with the ball in Mason Rudolph's hands, the quarterback engineered one final drive ... and one final run. Quarterback Jacob Park could not carry the Cyclones offense as he threw for 246 yards on 24 of 48 passing with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Tech managed 54 rushing yards on 26 carries, foiling Tech coaches' desire to be more balanced. Yet, no team would have an easy time with this Texas Tech team. So, if Iowa State looking respectable means we might land better recruits in the future - then we can get down with that. "As you know in this league people are going to get their yards between the 20s".

Oklahoma State held the Red Raiders (3-1, 0-1) to 384 yards, about 200 yards below the third-best average in the county coming in, and stopped Texas Tech after Matt Ammendola missed an 18-yard field goal that would have given the Cowboys the lead with 5:30 remaining. It also set the scene for the Cowboys to go 48 yards on the next three plays to score and defeat the Red Raiders 41-34.

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It is the first conference game for the Red Raiders and they are heading into it 3-0.

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State will be broadcast on FOX.

A 15-yard penalty meant the Red Raiders were kicking off at the 50-yard line. As the Red Raiders moved downfield, Shimonek handed the ball to Stockton who ran into the end zone and closed the deficit, 34-27.

After the half OSU drove back to get a touchdown with a little more than 12 minutes left in the third quarter.

Rudolph passed for 376 yards and three touchdowns, nearly a given for a pro-prospect senior quarterback with a deep, talented, experienced cast of receivers. Oklahoma State, though, has taken the last eight meetings between the two.

But Rudolph worked his magic when the Cowboys needed it the most, he kept his team in mix for the Big 12 title race and he helped his team shake off a home loss to TCU from the week before. "So, we will find out this week what we're made of".

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