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Tech wins 27-24 against Houston

Tech wins 27-24 against Houston”

Houston will get its toughest test of the season when old Southwest Conference foe Texas Tech visits on Saturday afternoon.

Senior quarterback Nic Shimonek threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in the game. Shimonek finds KeKe Coutee for 77-yards and a 20-10 lead.

Defensively, junior linebacker Dakota Allen led the team with 12 total tackles and had one interception in the game. But that's exactly what happened today, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders beat the Houston Cougars 27-24. Howard and Yontz also each had one sack in the game.

The Coutee play would go for a touchdown, and the Stockton play would turn into six points after a holding penalty allowed Stockton to get over 100 yards on the drive and a touchdown. He tossed a 4-yard score to senior wideout Linell Bonner with 15 seconds left but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful.

After an interception early in the game, Tech was not able to make it to the end zone, but did make a field goal with almost 10 minutes left in the first quarter. Houston was able to put up three points on the board with a field goal at around the eight minute mark. He's posted a 28-446-4 line through three games. Sep. They didn't score a touchdown until 11:08 was left in the second quarter.

Less than two minutes were left in the game when Tech came back for another successful field goal attempt.

Turnovers were then caused by both teams with Kyle Allen first having a fumble that was recovered by redshirt freshman wide receiver T.J. Vasher.

Texas Tech adds a fifth turnover in the final minutes. Michael Ewton came in for another field goal and missed again, the second time in the game. At the end of the third quarter, Tech led Houston 20-10, according to Houston Athletics. Eli Howard forced a Kyle Allen fumble that would be returned inside the Houston 10. The play forced second-and-16; the Cougars were unable to convert and were forced to punt. Here are five takeaways from the Red Raiders' first road game of the season.

The Texas Tech defense would end the game with 427 yards given up - 317 yards passing and 110 yards on the ground. Texas Tech also led in time of possession. Dorsey dove head first for the tackle, and his head hit King's right knee. Before he exited the stadium, Dorsey held a thumbs up while fans cheered him on. Allen was eventually benched in favor of junior quarterback Kyle Postma in the fourth quarter. Postma then scored a nine-yard touchdown to close the gap, according to Houston Athletics.

After a Tech drive, Fields took the ball out of Houston senior defensive back Brandon McDowell's hands on the punt return, giving Tech back the ball.



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