Game Summary: Football | | Associated press
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough threw 399 yards and four touchdown passes to a 54-21 win over Florida International on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Red Raiders retired from a tight game after the first quarter with four touchdowns in the second period and amassed 264 yards along the way. They finished the night with 580 yards.
In the best offensive night this year for Texas Tech (3-0), Shough was an effective catalyst. He extended the ball to 11 receivers and completed twice eight straight passes with a 26 of 35.
The Red Raiders needed that spark after trailing 7-0 in the first quarter. The Panthers (1-2) mixed inside D’vonte Price’s power runs and Max Bortenschlager’s deep throws to compose an 88-yard drive. The price rose in the final zone with 6:27 left for the end of the fourth quarter with a 7-0 lead.
Meanwhile, Texas Tech’s offense erupted. The first two possessions of the Red Raiders ended in points and, when they forced FIU to enter three and out, it returned Adrian Frye he turned off the ball to return it to the Panthers.
Still, the game changed to the next snapshot when Texas returned to defense Marquis Waters took a pass from Bortenschlager, found the light on the side and fell 72 yards to return to the touchdown.
FIU took the field shot to the next possession, but Chase Gabriel’s shot was very left and the Panthers never recovered.
Scored at 7 in total, the Red Raider’s offense kicked off with four consecutive touchdown actions in the second period covering 80, 75, 68 and 61 yards. Shough completed 12 of 13 passes in that span for 217 yards and touchdowns Travis Koontz twice and Trey Cleveland. Tahj Brooks he hurried to the other score.
Texas Tech continues to move the ball after the break, scoring a field goal and a touchdown around the FIU’s third TD in the third period. Backup quarterback Henry Colombi he took over and designed the final annotation, which ended with a 19-yard run.
Bortenschlager completed 12 of 27 pitches over 190 yards, two touchdowns and a selection.
PAST AND CURRENT
Texas Tech added two names to the stadium’s ring of honor at halftime, one name known to modern football fans and another from the Red Raiders ’past. Elmer Tarbox was a three-card card man at Texas Tech from 1937 to 1939, co-MVP of the 1939 Cotton Bowl and pilot of B-25 bombers in World War II, winning both the Silver Star and the Purple. Heart. He later served as Texas State Representative from 1967 to 1977. Meanwhile, Michael Crabtree took 231 passes for 3,087 yards and 41 touchdowns since 2007-08 to become the first two-time winner of the Prize. Biletnikoff as top college football receiver. He spent 11 years in the NFL, most recently in 2019.
FOOD FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FIU: He lost his second game on so many road trips to Texas and looked bad in the process. Unable to get Price on the court (51 running yards), the offense skyrocketed after a promising start against the first five-five enemy he has faced this season.
Texas Tech: Their slow start trend continued for a third week in a row, but the Red Raiders came out of their funk much better than in the first two games to complete their first perfect season without lectures since 2017.
The Panthers hit the road again to face central Michigan on Sept. 25.
The Red Raiders enter the Big 12 conference with a road game in Texas on September 25th
– Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) September 19, 2021