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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Game balls and gassers: KU at Texas Tech

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Podcast episode

Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

Clint Bowen on what went wrong in 34-21 loss at Texas Tech

Clint Bowen on what went wrong in 34-21 loss at Texas Tech

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TEXAS TECH 34, KANSAS 21

Box score

Game Balls

Ben Heeney’s interception and 37-yard return gave the offense great field position and it took advantage, getting its only points in a first half that ended with Texas Tech leading, 17-7. And, oh,  by the way, Heeney had 21 tackles, 17 of the solo variety.

Jimmay Mundine, thriving under a quarterback who knows how to find open receivers over the middle,  caught six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. The bye week arrives at a good time for him to rest a sore back and leg.

Gassers

Dexter McDonald dropped an interception and Texas Tech went on to score one of its first-half touchdowns.

Strong-footed punter Trevor Pardula, who generally does a nice job of hurting the opponent’s field position, also has too many shanks, such as the one that gave Texas Tech great field position early in the second half and the Red Raiders turned it into a touchdown.

Comments

Jay Beakum 6 years, 1 month ago

Every one of Pardula's kicks are "WOW" kicks.

"WOW that went 70 yards!"

"WOW that only went 10 yards!"

Jonathan Allison 6 years, 1 month ago

The shanked punt thing seems to be a new thing for Pardula this season. I don't remember him whiffing on very many before. It made me wonder if maybe he has some kind of nagging injury or distraction that's causing the poor punts. Hopefully a bye week will be the remedy.

Dirk Medema 6 years, 1 month ago

Didn't someone also drop a first half TD? That should be a gasser as well.

Jonathan Allison 6 years, 1 month ago

Nigel King got behind the defense and Cummings threw him a good ball. The defender may have gotten a finger on it, but it was very catchable.

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