Texas Tech has brought quite the up-tempo offense to the field tonight in Stillwater, but mistakes and lapses on defense have come back to hurt them in the first half. Oklahoma State has scored three touchdowns but has looked off offensively just as much as they have been on. Regardless of how we got here, Oklahoma State holds a 21-14 edge in the Thursday night Big 12 showdown.
It has been a weird first half for Oklahoma State. That they hold a lead at the half is somewhat remarkable. Oklahoma State has just one third down conversion, although the Cowboys have scored a touchdown on three possessions of four plays or fewer as well. The lead could have easily been expanded just before the half but quarterback Daxx Garman forced a pass into coverage in the end zone. It was intercepted.
The crowd reaction was priceless…
This sums up this first half… pic.twitter.com/HNT7qbBh3a
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 26, 2014
Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb has already attempted 44 passes, with 27 of those being completed for a gain of 274 yards and two touchdowns. He has also bene intercepted twice. Webb has taken command of trying to get the offense moving without wasting a second, but the results have been mixed at best so far. Nine different Red Raiders have caught a pass and four different players have a rushing attempt. If Texas Tech can’t protect the football though, none of that will matter in the second half.