Baylor defeats Texas Tech 35-24, ending the Red Raiders' season

Baylor defeats Texas Tech 35-24, ending the Red Raiders' season

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McLane Carter got the start for the Red Raiders at QB in Arlington against Baylor in one final attempt for the team to become bowl eligible. His first drive ended in a 54-yard touchdown to Ja'Deion High, giving Texas Tech an early 7-0 lead. Carter had to go to the locker room shortly after to be evaluated for an ankle injury that he suffered one play before the touchdown on a sack. 

Baylor's ensuing nine-minute TD drive was enough time for Carter to get evaluated and return to the game. He led the Red Raiders down the field on a drive that resulted in a Clayton Hatfield 42-yard field goal, extending the school's record for consecutive field goals at 13 to give Tech the lead 10-7 at the end of the first. 

It only took 50 seconds for Baylor to respond, as Charlie Brewer hit Tyquan Thornton on a 41-yard TD to give Baylor the lead, 14-10. The teams continued to trade touchdowns as Demarcus Felton found the end zone for Texas Tech on a seven-yard touchdown run to give the Red Raiders the lead at the half, 17-14. 

Baylor started out the third quarter hot, as Charlie Brewer marched the Bear's offense down the field in one minute and forty-nine seconds and capped off the drive with a one-yard rushing touchdown to give Baylor the lead, 21-17. 

The Texas Tech offense went three-and-out, and Baylor's next drive ended with a John Lovett 3-yard touchdown run to give the Bears a 28-17 lead. 

A 62-yard De'Quan Bowman kickoff return put the Red Raiders deep in Baylor's territory, however they wouldn't be able to capitalize as Clayton Hatfield missed a 39-yarder, his first miss in his last 13 tries. 

De'Quan Bowman wasn't done. He returned a punt 39 yards to put the team deep into Baylor's territory. On the first play of the fourth quarter, McLane Carter completed a seven-yard slant pass to Seth Collins which cut Baylor's lead to 28-24. 

Baylor extended it's lead to 35-24 when Charlie Brewer and Denzel Mims connected for a 16-yard score. 

The Bears didn't look back and ended up winning 35-24 which puts the Red Raiders at 5-7 and makes them not bowl eligible, ending their season. 

Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt was not at the post game media conference. Rob Verby confirmed Saturday there is no official word yet on Kliff Kingsbury's job status. 

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