NCAAF Game Recap - Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 5, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(21) Oklahoma State (4-2)

0

7

14

14

35

Texas Tech (3-2)

13

7

14

11

45

Duffey leads Texas Tech past No. 21 Oklahoma State 45-35
Sat Oct 5, 2019 5:42 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Jett Duffey has won as Texas Tech's starting quarterback before and has had a 400-yard passing day before. But Red Raiders coach Matt Wells' post-game compliments following Saturday's 45-35 upset of No. 21 Oklahoma State included a different element of the junior quarterback's game.

"Jett Duffey was stingy with the football," Wells said. And turnovers made a huge difference in the game.

Duffey passed for four touchdowns, ran for another and avoided turnovers, which have previously plagued him, in his first start of the season. Alan Bowman started Texas Tech's first two games at quarterback before injuring his non-passing shoulder. Transfer Jackson Tyner started the Red Raiders' previous game at Oklahoma before being replaced early by Duffey, who went 1-2 in three starts last season.

"From the get-go, I felt confident in our game plan," Duffey said. "I felt confident in my teammates."

Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1 Big 12), coming off a 55-16 loss at Oklahoma two weeks ago, built a 20-0 lead 30 seconds into the second quarter to win its second straight in the series after going 0-10-2 in the teams' previous 12 meetings.

"This was a tough week. It was an emotional week," Wells said. "Nobody was very happy about the way we played last week. I thought they responded. Tremendous amount of guts."

Duffey completed 26 of 44 passes for 424 yards with scoring passes to Erik Ezukanma (56 yards), T.J. Vasher (21), KeSean Carter (14) and Dalton Rigdon (8). He ran for a 16-yard touchdown.

Conversely, Oklahoma State (4-2, 1-2) committed five turnovers, three interceptions and two fumbles by redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders. Cowboys running back Chuba Hubbard, first in the FBS averaging 187.6 rushing yards going into Saturday, rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns.

Cowboys coach Mike Gundy pointed to multiple issues that led to defeat, including the possibility that he worked the team, which hasn't yet had an off week this season, too hard during the last two weeks.

"There was a lot of blame to be thrown around - quarterbacks, offensive line, corners, coaches, everybody," Gundy said. "But in the big picture, if you turn the ball over that many times, no matter what forced those turnovers, and if you give up big plays, it's difficult to win."

Gundy cited poor pass protection on Sanders' first two interceptions, in which he threw toward the sideline into tight coverage. Sanders was 22 of 37 passing for 276 yards with touchdowns of 73 yards to Jordan McCray and 10 yards to Tylan Wallace.

After the game, Sanders sat in a stadium tunnel, left hand to his forehead, as he answered questions from the media.

"I mean, I had five turnovers," Sanders said. "Not offensive line. Not the receivers. Not the defense. I did; Spencer Sanders had five turnovers. I can't do that. I've got to do better."

Wallace, who went into play leading Division I averaging 22.07 yards per catch among his 123.6 yards per game, had 11 catches for 85 yards, one touchdown in the closing minutes, and a long gain of 14 yards.

Trey Wolff converted three of four Texas Tech field-goal attempts ranging from 26 to 38 yards.

AND TWO MAKES FIVE

Texas Tech safety Douglas Coleman III made two interceptions, giving him five in five games this season.

"We had to show the world, like, we can play defense at Texas Tech," Coleman said. "I think it was a big statement we had to prove."

THIRD DOWN NOT THE CHARM

The teams combined to go 0 for 17 on third-down conversions until the closing minutes of the half, when Hubbard took the ball on 3rd-and-1 at Texas Tech's 3-yard line and scored. On one of those Cowboys possessions, a conversion was negated by a blocking penalty on Wallace.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas Tech ended a 10-game losing streak at home against ranked opponents since beating No. 24 TCU 20-10 in September 2013 for first-year coach Matt Wells' first conference win. Three of those losses were to the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State is 0 for 2 in the Lone Star State this season, having lost 36-30 at Texas on Sept. 21. Their next chance to return to Texas would be for the conference championship at Arlington's AT&T Stadium.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State hosts Baylor on Oct. 19 following its first off week.

Texas Tech visits Baylor next Saturday, its first trip to Waco since 2007. The series had been played at neutral sites beginning 2009, with nine games in Arlington and one at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas.

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Passing

OkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Sanders 37 22 59.5 2 290 73 3 68.5
TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Duffey 44 26 59.1 4 424 56 0 121.8

Rushing

OkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Hubbard 34 156 4.6 22 3
S. Sanders 19 46 2.4 20 0
TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Thompson 12 69 5.8 29 0
T. Henry 7 50 7.1 19 0

Receiving

OkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Wallace 11 85 7.7 14 1
J. McCray 2 82 41.0 73 1
TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Vasher 5 110 22.0 36 1
E. Ezukanma 3 92 30.7 56 1

Fumbles

OkSt F FL
S. Sanders 2 2

Returning

OkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
L. Brown 2 18.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
D. Stoner 0 - 0 0 1 9.0 0 9
TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Henry 1 27.0 0 27 0 - 0 0
Z. McPhearson 0 - 0 0 1 -2.0 0 0

Punting

OkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Hutton 7 248 35.4 55
TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. McNamara 5 168 33.6 51

Takeaways

TxTch Int Yds InTD
D. Coleman III 2 9 0
D. Fields 1 5 0

Team Stats Comparison

OkSt TxTch
Points For 35 45
Total Yards 509 586
Rushing Yards 219 162
Passing Yards 290 424
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/37 26/44
Turnovers 5 0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 1/0
First Downs 26 29
Penalties - Yards 5/56 7/70
Time Of Possession 56:56 4:04
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/19 2/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 4/5 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/35 5/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OkSt TxTch
TxTch 2:11 FG Trey Wolff 38 yd FG 0 3
TxTch 9:59 TD Jett Duffey 16 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 0 10
TxTch 13:57 FG Trey Wolff 27 yd FG 0 13
2nd Quarter OkSt TxTch
TxTch 4:39 TD KeSean Carter 14 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 0 20
OkSt 14:30 TD Chuba Hubbard 3 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 7 20
3rd Quarter OkSt TxTch
TxTch 1:58 TD T.J. Vasher 21 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 7 27
OkSt 3:00 TD Jordan McCray 73 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Matt Ammendola kick) 14 27
TxTch 9:12 TD Dalton Rigdon 8 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 14 34
OkSt 12:12 TD Chuba Hubbard 3 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 21 34
4th Quarter OkSt TxTch
TxTch 1:07 FG Trey Wolff 26 yd FG 21 37
TxTch 6:34 TD Erik Ezukanma 56 yd pass from Jett Duffey (T.J. Vasher 2pt pass from Jett Duffey) 21 45
OkSt 9:44 TD Chuba Hubbard 7 yd run (CHUBA HUBBARD 2pt run) 29 45
OkSt 11:33 TD Tylan Wallace 10 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (failed 2pt rush) 35 45

Game Information

Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Attendance: 56,479
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