The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2020.10.26

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Not a lot of time this morning. Did way too much yesterday including waking up and watching the game at 4 in the morning, then writing the Ten Things, and then I just didn’t stop the rest of the day.

Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams asks if a new quarterback and a favorable schedule will Texas Tech some hope moving forward:

For much of the day and especially late, Colombi had to get it done with the help of mostly freshmen at the skill positions. I can imagine Yost didn’t want to put that sort of a lineup in a position to make a big mistake. Sure enough, the game was decided on a big mistake, when West Virginia receiver Sam James fumbled after a catch and Zech McPhearson scooped it up and ran it in, a tie-breaking 56-yard touchdown.

That Colombi’s crew put up 27 points and Tech won with an offense stripped of its parts, against a unit with a fierce pass rush and top-10 rankings in nearly every defensive category, counts for something.

Was it a turning point? Oklahoma is a more than two-touchdown favorite going into a Halloween night game in Lubbock. But after that on the Tech schedule, TCU, Baylor and Kansas are down there with the Red Raiders in the Big 12’s second division, and Tech has had Oklahoma State’s number the past two years.

In Big 12 news, two Baylor running backs will reportedly opt out of the rest of the season Trestan Ebner and John Lovett, Lovett led Baylor in rushing the past 3 years and both are technically seniors. Add in to this with Kansas running back Pooka Williams also opting out this year, but Kansas head coach Les Miles said that Williams is going to go home to be with his mother and will rejoin the team in January.

Regardless that’s some hefty talent that may not be playing when Texas Tech takes on both of those teams.

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