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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Another Big 12 star down: Tech's Torres

By David Ubben

Alex Torres' finest moment this season came against Oklahoma, when he caught three touchdown passes in an upset of the Sooners.

Now, it looks like his day is done and maybe more.

Torres went down and trainers put a heavy wrap on his right leg before carting him off the field. Officials announced a right knee injury.

Bradley Marquez ran for a one-yard touchdown to give Texas Tech a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

Texas Tech's been hit arguably the hardest by injuries this season, and the team is already playing without its leading rusher, Eric Stephens.

Now, it'll have to move on without Torres and try to get its second win in its last seven games. Facing Missouri on the road will be tough, and look for the Red Raiders to rely on Eric Ward a bit more with Torres down.

Additionally, will this revive rumors of talk that Missouri's turf is dangerous? Missouri's leading rusher, Henry Josey, suffered a torn ACL, MCL and patellar tendon last week, and Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker also tore his ACL in last week's game.