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Texas Tech wins in triple overtime shootout over TCU

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Ohio State’s wild comeback against Purdue was the game of the day until No. 18 Texas Tech went to Fort Worth to take on TCU. Four quarters and three overtimes later, the Red Raiders emerged winners in dramatic fashion, 56-53 over the Horned Frogs.

The Red Raiders looked like they had the win locked up leading by 10 with just over four minutes remaining in regulation, but Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin led a pair of scoring drives to force overtime. But it was Seth Doege to Alex Torres for an eight-yard touchdown in the third overtime that ultimately sealed the win.

Last year, Texas Tech got a thrilling win in Norman against Oklahoma before losing the rest of its games. Not this time, The Red Raiders got blown out by the Sooners a couple of weeks ago, but dominated West Virginia last week and got a solid win on the road this week. TTU goes on the road to Kansas State next — the Wildcats are up big on WVU right now — and a win there would put the Red Raiders right back in the thick of the Big 12 title hunt.

At this point, the Big 12 race appears like it’s realistically between K-State and Oklahoma, but with a little bit of help, Texas Tech could be very much alive in this conference hunt.

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3 Responses to “Texas Tech wins in triple overtime shootout over TCU”
  1. blitz4848 says: Oct 20, 2012 9:03 PM

    It won’t be long til you see the over/under at 99 in some of these Big 12 games…….

  2. thefiesty1 says: Oct 21, 2012 12:48 AM

    Blitz.. Your right. Texas and Baylor rung up 106 in regulation tonight. NO defense!

  3. metroplexfrog says: Oct 21, 2012 10:05 PM

    That was great entertainment but hard on ones’ heart.

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