Texas’ defense dominates Texas Tech
This was an absolute nightmare of a game offensively for Morton and the Red Raiders. In the most dominant performance by the Texas defense this season, the Red Raiders managed just around 150 total yards of offense and under three yards per play outside of garbage time.
Texas Tech did find some success running the ball early in the first quarter with standout senior running back Tahj Brooks. He did rush for 100 yards for the fifth straight game. But Brooks wound up accounting for over half of Texas Tech’s total offensive output against this dominant Texas defense.
What’s crazy is that Manning almost wound up with half the passing yards that Morton had for the entire game in just the fourth quarter.
Texas Tech was held to just 88 yards passing on 19 completions, with a whopping three interceptions. True freshman cornerback Malik Muhammad had a nice interception where he snatched the ball from Texas Tech receiver Jerand Bradley in the first half.
Sophomore corner Terrance Brooks also undercut a route for a nice pick that was Texas’ second takeaway of the game.
The luckiest of the bunch was a crazy play made by senior edge rusher/outside linebacker Jett Bush, where he returned a 40+ yard INT for a score that went off the Texas Tech players’ shoelaces.
In run defense, Texas did well against a Texas Tech ground game that has been rolling in the last few weeks. Brooks did have a decent night for the Red Raiders. But nothing else was working on the ground for Texas Tech.
Texas Tech was held to under 100 rushing yards and single-digit points for the first time since 2021, when the Oklahoma State Cowboys shut out the Red Raiders.
This was a completely dominant performance by the Texas defense in every facet.