The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.04.01

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

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This Party Won’t Stop. Well, we’re down to four and it feels pretty terrific. Unequivocally, Texas Tech is one of the four best teams in the nation. I didn’t get to watch Saturday’s game until around 8 on Saturday night, Youssouf had a soccer game at 6:30 in Plano, which is an hour drive and we had to leave right around game-time, which was 5. I couldn’t help myself and checked my phone to check on the score at halftime and then by the time I got into the car to head home, the game was just about ending because my text messages were happening a lot more frequently at that point. I’ve never been so happy to watch the tape delay of a game.

And I’m super excited that our very own DanSwany and Michael LaBarre will be headed to Minneapolis for Saturday’s game. They’ll be there reporting live from the action and I can’t wait to read about their exploits regardless as to what happens.

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Two of Three. The ladies split a double-header on Saturday (Friday night was started but delayed due to weather) and then won on Sunday.

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Two of Three. The baseball team also took two of three, winning the first two in a double-header on Saturday, but losing the third on Sunday. I haven’t had time to update the series thread and I’d tell you that I’d do it during my lunch hour, but I’ll be on my way back to the office from court and will most likely not have any time. I’ll try to update this evening.

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Texas Tech vs. Michigan State. Well, you’ve got your game time set. Saturday, April 6th at 7:49 p.m. is when the game will start. There will be a separate links post coming up here shortly.

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There are no highlights from the scrimmage in Lubbock on Saturday after lunch.

If you were there and liked to expound on it, I’d love to read your comments or if you want to write a guest-post, then shoot me an email (stakingtheplains AT gmail DOT com). We did hear from A-J Media’s don Williams has a recap:

Backup cornerback Adonis Brown returned an interception for a touchdown and defensive linemen were credited with sacks on back-to-back plays Saturday as the Red Raiders knocked heads at Jones AT&T Stadium in the first of three scrimmages open to the public in consecutive weeks.

OK, so the safeties might have been contrived, to the extent that the offense was backed as close as possible to its own goal line to drill that situation. Defensive tackle Broderick Washington stopped running back SaRodorick Thompson in the end zone on one play, and Houston Miller and Lonzell Gilmore trapped Ta’Zhawn Henry on the next.

“I’ve never seen a ball marked on the 1-inch line,” Wells said, “but in case we do, we’re going to have practiced it. Two really good plays by the D-line, but the offense has got to learn we’ve got to get better movement up front.”

Brown, running with the second team behind starting corner Desmon Smith, intercepted a Jett Duffey pass that glanced off a receiver’s hands, then motored 52 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. Brown’s a non-scholarship player, a redshirt freshman from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame.


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