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2018 Schedule
6-7, 8th in Big 12
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28dESPN Recruiting

Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee announced Sunday he is declaring for the NFL Draft. Coutee had 11 catches for 187 yards and a touchdown in Tech's 38-34 loss to South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday. He's the nation's No. 2 receiver with 1,429 receiving yards.

South Florida defeats Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl thriller (1:33)
USF takes late lead with McCants TD (0:29)

Ed Placey ESPN College Football 

Red Raider Helmets for Birmingham Bowl. Texas Tech vs South Florida Saturday 12 noon et ESPN

Gronk gives Red Raider a scholarship (0:56)
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46dIvan Maisel

Will Mike Leach spend his career as an outsider?

In 16 years on the college football outskirts at Texas Tech and Washington State, Mike Leach's style made him a star, despite never winning a conference title. After a near miss at Tennessee, will he ever get a high-profile job?

ESPN Stats & Info

Boesen and Seibert highlight Big 12's best

In TCU's 45-22 win over Baylor, DE Mat Boesen was a half-sack short of tying the FBS record for most sacks in a game (six), For the Sooners, K Austin Siebert was perfect on PATs and nailed a career-long 51-yard field goal in the Sooners' 59-31 win over West Virginia.

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56dAdam Rittenberg

The plays that changed college football in Week 13

One of the weekend's biggest win-probability swings began when Texas Tech's Justus Parker intercepted Texas QB Sam Ehlinger and returned it 55 yards, setting up the go-ahead TD in the Red Raiders' 27-23 victory.

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58dJake Trotter

AD: Kingsbury will return as Texas Tech coach

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who was on the hot seat entering his fifth season, will be back next year, Red Raiders AD Kirby Hocutt said.


Shimonek rallies Texas Tech past Texas 27-23

Nik Shimonek came off the bench in the fourth quarter to throw two touchdown passes, and Texas Tech rallied to beat Texas 27-23 Friday night and earn a victory that could save coach Kliff Kingsbury's job.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, on his team: "It's been a tough year, lots of ups and downs. ... they never quit, they fought." The Red Raiders are going bowling with the win at Texas.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been looking for reasons to keep Kliff Kingsbury as coach. This Texas Tech win at Texas to make the Red Raiders bowl eligible gives Hocutt a big one.

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59dJake Trotter

Source: Carter to start at QB for Texas Tech

Texas Tech is expected to give McLane Carter his first career start at quarterback Friday at Texas, a source confirmed to ESPN. Carter will replace Nic Shimonek, who has been the team's starter all season.

TCU takes down Texas Tech without Hill (0:54)

Freshman QB 1st start in No. 11 TCU's 27-3 win at Texas Tech

True freshman quarterback Shawn Robinson ran for 84 yards and threw a key second-half touchdown in his first career start as No. 11 TCU won 27-3 at Texas Tech on Saturday to stay in contention for a spot in the Big 12 championship game.

TCU defense gets pick-six off of Shimonek (0:51)

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