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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Red Raiders' response is loud

By David Ubben

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech picked a fine time to kickstart its sputtering offense. Through the first quarter -- aided by a loss of 21 on a bad snap on the Red Raiders' first play of the game -- Texas Tech had minus-4 yards of offense.

On its first drive of the second quarter, it showed flashes of the effectiveness and speed the school became known for over the past decade under Mike Leach. Texas Tech went 68 yards in six plays in just two minutes, capped by a pretty fade by Taylor Potts to Lyle Leong in the back left corner of the end zone to tie the game at 14.

Really an impressive response by Texas Tech after getting dominated early on by the Longhorns. Jarvis Phillips' interception ignited the crowd, and the team finally responded.

Texas looks a bit flustered on both sides of the ball now, a sudden change from the circumstances early on. The Longhorns offense went three-and-out to start the quarter.