Texas Tech pulls away for victory against Texas Christian

Texas Tech 20, Texas Christian 10

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman backup quarterback Davis Webb threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Marquez with 3:48 remaining to lead Texas Tech to a 20-10 victory over No. 24 TCU on Thursday night

The score came after the Red Raiders (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) thought they'd scored on a 49-yard TD pass from Webb to DeAndre Washington, but he dropped the ball at the half-yard line. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty took them back to the TCU 14. Two plays later, Webb hit Marquez.

TCU (1-2, 0-1) scored its only touchdown when B. J. Catalon ran in from 17 yards to make it 10-all with 6:28 remaining

TCU's Trevone Boykin went 18 for 29 for 159 yards and two interceptions.

Texas Tech's starting quarterback Baker Mayfield left the game in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a leg injury.

TENNESSEE: Coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday’s game against No. 2 Oregon while the university investigates allegations he was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits.

Couch was the only active college player named in the report, which said Couch had received four payments totaling $1,350.

The other players named in the report were former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, former Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and former Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis.

ALABAMA: Coach Nick Saban knows it’s become irrelevant whether frenetic, no-huddle offenses are what he wants college football to be.

In the case of No. 6 Texas A&M, they’re also awfully hard to slow down.

That is the challenge Saturday for the top-ranked Crimson Tide at the Aggies’ Kyle Field. Preparing for this kind of uptempo offense was a focal point for the Tide during the offseason.

Alabama (1-0, 0-0 SEC) was helpless against it in the first quarter of last season’s loss to Texas A&M (2-0, 0-0) before catching on and nearly rallying from a 20-0 deficit. The no-huddle offenses have become a staple of the college game – whether Saban likes it or not.

Saban caused a stir last October when he wondered aloud: “Is this what we want football to be?”

Southeastern Conference opponents Mississippi, Kentucky and Auburn also run variations of the no-huddle.


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