MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Donovan Smith threw for 252 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, and Texas Tech beat Mississippi State 34-7 in the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday night.
Tahj Brooks rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown and SaRodorick Thompson ran for 80 yards and a score for the Red Raiders (7-6), who finished with a winning record for the first time since 2015.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech has hired Texas Tech offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie as its next football coach.
University officials announced the hiring Tuesday night and have a formal introduction scheduled for Wednesday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sonny Cumbie will remain on Texas Tech's staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after finishing this season as interim head coach for the bowl-bound Red Raiders.
Texas Tech fired its coach last month, part of a growing trend of teams making in-season changes.
The players had little choice but to move on — and now they've secured bowl eligibility for the school for the first time since 2017.
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was trying to balance the needs of the program with the needs of its current players. When considering an in-season coaching change, they are not always one and the same.
Texas Tech (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) at No. 4 Oklahoma (8-0, 5-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Oklahoma by 19 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Is Dan Mullen really on the hot seat at Florida? How did things flip so fast for the coach who took the Gators to three straight New Year's Six games and pushed Alabama in the SEC championship last year?
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech never made the Top 25 in two-plus seasons under Matt Wells, and hasn't been higher than 24th since predecessor Kliff Kingsbury's splashy debut eight years ago.
Athletics director Kirby Hocutt, who hired and fired them both, again is looking for a coach to get the program where he thinks it should be.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kansas State didn't change much at halftime despite trailing Texas Tech by two touchdowns.
The outcome wasn't much different from recent seasons either — a sixth straight victory in the series for the Wildcats, who ended their longest Big 12 skid since joining the league in 1996.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has won consecutive Big 12 games just once in the past five years, and not during the tenure of third-year coach Matt Wells.
That has been a talking point for the Red Raiders in preparations for Saturday's visit by Kansas State, which has won nine of the past 10 meetings in the series.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Henry Colombi threw for a touchdown, ran for another as Texas Tech had four rushing touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Kansas on Saturday afternoon.
Colombi was 14-for-20 passing for 124 yards and added 35 rushing yards while Jason Bean was 11-for-21 passing for 80 yards and one interception for Kansas.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has plenty of reason to remember the last trip Texas Tech made to Memorial Stadium.
It was the last time the Jayhawks won a Big 12 game.
That was nearly two years ago, when Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold was still running the show at Buffalo and quarterback Jason Bean was under center at North Texas.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech and TCU were both coming off unsettling losses when they played last weekend. They responded with different results, and now face each other.
The Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) bounced back by winning at West Virginia.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Good things happen when Texas Tech starts a backup quarterback against West Virginia.
On Saturday the Red Raiders (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) will try to beat the Mountaineers (2-2, 0-1) for the third straight year doing just that.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough threw for 399 yards and four touchdown passes to spark a 54-21 victory against Florida International on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — There are a few simple explanations about why Texas Tech hasn't really spread the ball around that much on offense.
Erik Ezukanma makes things look so easy with all those big plays while leading the nation in receiving.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Tahj Brooks ran for two touchdowns in the third quarter, including a 67-yarder for the lead, and Texas Tech held on to beat lower-division Stephen F.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech didn't need to see any of the upsets from the first full week of college football to know the dangers of opening at home against an FCS opponent.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tyler Shough accounted for two touchdowns, Tahj Brooks rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and Texas Tech beat Houston 38-21 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.