- David Ubben, College Football
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LUBBOCK, Texas -- What an impressive comeback by a Texas Tech team that looked very vulnerable early on, but used a big play and its first sustained drive to fight its way back and tie the game.
The Red Raiders take most of the momentum into halftime with a great defensive stand late, but we should have a thrilling second half.
Turning point: Texas Tech redshirt freshman cornerback Jarvis Phillips grabbed a tipped ball and raced 87 yards into the end zone to bring the Red Raiders to within 14-7.
Stat of the half II: Texas Tech's only scoring drive was six plays and 68 yards for a touchdown. It has 70 yards of offense.
Best player in the half: Scott Smith, DE, Texas Tech. Smith turned the momentum with a tipped interception to himself that ended a Texas drive. The Longhorns were trying to make it 21-0 before Smith tipped another Gilbert pass, which Phillips intercepted and returned for Texas Tech's first score. Smith also added a pair of sacks on Texas' final drive of the half, forcing the Longhorns into a third-and-26 after starting near midfield.