NCAAF Game Recap - Texas Tech at Arizona
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas Tech (2-1)

7

0

7

0

14

Arizona (2-1)

0

13

0

15

28

Arizona grinds out 28-14 win over Texas Tech
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:12 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona scored one touchdown on a bursting run, hit some chunk plays in the passing game.

When it mattered most, the Wildcats played the power game - and Texas Tech was helpless to stop them.

Arizona ran the ball 13 straight times during a 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter and Gary Brightwell capped it with his second touchdown, lifting the Wildcats to a 28-14 win over Texas Tech Saturday night.

"They imposed their will on us," Red Raiders coach Matt Wells said. "That's tough to take."

Khalil Tate accounted for 314 yards and two touchdowns, including an 84-yard run, and Arizona (2-1) racked up 499 total yards in what was expected to be an offensive showcase in the desert.

The deciding drive was power-driven.

Backed up to their 1-yard line in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats ran the ball right down the Red Raiders' throat, 13 times in all until Brightwell scored on a 1-yard run with four minutes left.

"To go 99 yards to win the game, that is a step that should give us confidence heading into conference play," Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin said.

The Wildcats also bounced back from shaky defensive performances their first two games, keeping Texas Tech's vaunted passing game under control most of the night.

Alan Bowman threw for 311 yards and hit McLane Mannix on an 8-yard touchdown to put the Red Raiders (2-1) up 14-13 in the third quarter.

Texas Tech couldn't hold its ground against the Wildcats after that, pushed around during two fourth quarter drives capped by Brightwell 1-yard touchdowns.

"We just physically wore down," Wells said. "Teams that run the ball like Arizona, they make the pay."

Arizona's offense was sharp the first two games, averaging 629.5 yards and 51.5 points per game.

Texas Tech has had one of the nation's most prolific offenses since the Mike Leach days and won its first two games by a combined score of 83-13.

The expected offensive showdown never really got going.

The Red Raiders and Wildcats had four turnovers in a span of five possessions in the first quarter: Two Bowman interceptions, a fumble and interception by Tate.

T.J. Vasher seemed to get Texas Tech going with a diving 39-yard catch, setting up SaRodorick Thompson's 1-yard TD run.

Darrius Smith jumpstarted Arizona by turning a screen pass into a 46-yard gain, setting the stage for Tate's 12-yard scoring pass to Stanley Berryhill III.

Tate followed with an 84-yard touchdown run, but the offenses went dormant again for the rest of the half.

"Everyone expected this big offensive game, but both defenses played well," Wells said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas Tech was solid defensively in two opening wins, but got shoved around by Arizona in its first big test of the season.

Arizona appears to be back on track after an opening loss to Hawaii and a shaky second-half defensive performance last week against Northern Arizona.

SMITH EJECTED

Texas Tech lost one of its starting defensive backs in the second quarter when cornerback Desmon Smith was ejected for targeting.

Smith was called for a personal foul when he lowered his head to tackle Berryhill on a 22-yard gain. Smith hit Berryhill helmet to helmet and was ejected following a video review.

TATE'S TD

Tate put himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation with his running and passing ability as a sophomore in 2017. Hampered by injuries and a new offensive system, he wasn't nearly as effective last season, rarely taking off on runs.

Tate gave Arizona fans a flashback with his second quarter run, making one defender miss and sprinting past two more on his 84-yard touchdown.

"We put some more run plays in this week," Tate said. "We knew that would be an X factor this week, allowing me to use my legs more."

UP NEXT

Texas Tech opens its Big 12 season at No. 5 Oklahoma on Sept. 28.

Arizona opens Pac-12 play against UCLA on Sept. 28.

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Passing

TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Bowman 55 30 54.5 1 307 66 2 61.7
Ariz Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Tate 23 14 60.9 1 185 47 2 64.6

Rushing

TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Shyne 13 68 5.2 23 0
T. Henry 4 21 5.3 19 0
Ariz Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Tate 17 129 7.6 84 1
G. Brightwell 21 85 4.0 13 2

Receiving

TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Vasher 6 96 16.0 39 0
M. Mannix 4 78 19.5 66 1
Ariz Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Peterson 1 47 47.0 47 0
D. Smith 1 46 46.0 46 0

Fumbles

Ariz F FL
K. Tate 1 1

Returning

TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Carter 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0
Ariz KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Berryhill III 0 - 0 0 1 -1.0 0 0

Punting

TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. McNamara 7 321 45.9 56
Ariz Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Aragon 5 181 36.2 46

Takeaways

TxTch Int Yds InTD
D. Coleman III 2 0 0
Ariz Int Yds InTD
L. Burns 1 0 0
A. Pandy 1 27 0

Team Stats Comparison

TxTch Ariz
Points For 14 28
Total Yards 411 499
Rushing Yards 104 314
Passing Yards 307 185
Passing Completions / Attempts 30/55 14/23
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 22 23
Penalties - Yards 7/60 5/37
Time Of Possession 8:08 52:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/17 15/21
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 7/46 5/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TxTch Ariz
TxTch 14:11 TD SaRodorick Thompson 1 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter TxTch Ariz
Ariz 1:23 TD Stanley Berryhill III 12 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 7 7
Ariz 6:25 TD Khalil Tate 84 yd run (missed kick) 7 13
3rd Quarter TxTch Ariz
TxTch 8:52 TD McLane Mannix 8 yd pass from Alan Bowman (Trey Wolff kick) 14 13
4th Quarter TxTch Ariz
Ariz 0:03 TD Gary Brightwell 1 yd run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 14 20
Ariz 10:55 TD Gary Brightwell 1 yd run (Jamarye Joiner 2pt pass from Khalil Tate) 14 28

Game Information

Stadium: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 37,307
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