Saturday, October 31, 2009
Red Raiders turn to ground for stunning fourth-quarter comeback
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Remember when Texas Tech used to be known for its passing game?
That was a couple of quarterback changes ago. The Red Raiders went to the running game in the fourth quarter to spark a wild 42-21 comeback victory over Kansas.
Baron Batch rushed for 123 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the quarter, to power the comeback.
The Red Raiders made the comeback with Taylor Potts back at quarterback. And Kansas made a late change in the fourth quarter after LaRon Moore's 31-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, inserting Kale Pick in the game for a few plays.
This was a crushing loss for Kansas, which fell to 1-3 in conference play. Nebraska and Kansas State are both in front of the Jayhawks. It will be tough to catch them both unless Kansas can beat both teams.
The victory helped the 6-3 Red Raiders become bowl eligible for the 10th straight season with Mike Leach.
And it no doubt made for a more festive trip for Leach when he visits the ESPN studios on Monday.