Baylor and Texas Tech squared off in the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout in AT&T Stadium on Saturday morning. This was the seventh straight year the two teams have met in Arlington. The Bears won the first five, but the Red Raiders got the win last year, and added another one today as they beat Baylor 38-24. Texas Tech was ready to play at 11 am, scoring on the first play of the game.
Keke Coutee took the ball 92 yards on the kick off return to put the Red Raiders on the board right away. Scoring just 14 seconds into the game set a record for the quickest score in FBS history at AT&T Stadium.Texas Tech’s quarterback, Nic Shimonek, was perfect throwing the ball in the first quarter, and finished the game 24 of 29 with 246 total passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Sminonek’s main target, Dylan Cantrell, had 11 receptions for 94 yards. Baylor’s freshman quarterback, Charlie Brewer, finished the game 43 of 63 for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brewer’s usual target, Gavin Holmes, was carted off early in the game with a leg injury. Denzel Mims finished the game with 12 receptions for 152 yards.
This was the Red Raiders 2nd Big 12 win of the season, improving its overall record to 5-5. Texas Tech now needs to win one of its last two games to become bowl eligible. Their first chance will be next Saturday against #6 ranked TCU in Lubbock. Baylor heads home as well to host #21 ranked Iowa State next weekend.
Austyn Iven graduated from Oklahoma State University as a Sports Media Major. Austyn passion for sports started before she was even old enough to play one. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN and being a avid Tennessee Volunteer fan her family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma when Austyn was in the 7th grade.