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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tech reclaims lead with offensive surge

By Tim Griffin

Taylor Potts appears to have his groove back and Texas Tech is taking full advantage.

Sharp passing from Potts and the return of the Red Raiders' inside running game have helped boost them to a 10-6 lead over Oklahoma midway through the second quarter.

Potts has already piled up 170 yards passing, including a 65-yard strike to Alex Torres that helped spark the game's only touchdown so far.

Torres is a great story. He was headed for the Air Force Academy before he broke his wrist. He went back home to Lubbock, worked at the Olive Garden as a waiter and awaited another chance to play football somewhere.

Tech provided one for him and he's developed into a consistent receiver as a redshirt freshman.

Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables needs to cook up some adjustments or this could be a long day for the Sooners on the High Plains.

Just like the Sooners' last two trips here.

And the hits keep coming for the Sooners' injury-ravaged offensive line: Starting redshirt freshman center Ben Habern is down with a leg injury.