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Red Raiders Top Longhorns 37-34, Final/OT: Live Game Updates

The Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday to kick off Big 12 play.
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Texas Tech will play its first game in Big 12 play with coach Joey McGuire at the helm when the Red Raiders host the Texas Longhorns on Saturday.

Texas Tech (2-1) is coming off a 27-14 loss to the NC State Wolfpack (3-0) in its final non-conference tune-up and its first road game of the season. The Red Raiders are dealing with quarterback turnover, as Week 1 starter Tyler Shough is rehabbing from an injury. 

His backup, Donovan Smith has performed unevenly the past two games, but Tech’s biggest problem against the Wolfpack was the four turnovers it committed. 

Tech’s defense put together another fine performance, despite the loss.

Texas (2-1) defensive back Jahdae Barron was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against UTSA. But the bigger news could be the encouraging update about Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers, who suffered an injury during the Alabama game in Week 2. 

Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian said the starter is practicing this week, but naturally isn’t committing to who will start against the Red Raiders.

A key matchup to watch for will be Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson vs. Tech's defense. Robinson has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of his first three games, including 183 yards against UTSA last week.

Red Raiders edge rusher Tyree Wilson is Tech's best defender and top NFL prospect. He's got a nose for sacking quarterbacks (2.5 sacks this season) and stopping the run. He's also registered 21 tackles on the young season, 12 of which were solo stops. 

Texas holds a 54-17 advantage over Texas Tech in the all-time series and has won 11 of the last 13 matchups. The Longhorns scored 10 touchdowns in a 70-35 victory over the Red Raiders last season.

Stay with as we keep you up-to-date on all the latest happenings from Lubbock on Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Live game update will appear here after kickoff

END FIRST QUARTER: Texas 10, Texas Tech 7

-Kickoff is set for 2:30 

-Texas receives the opening kickoff and will start their drive at their own 38-yard line.

-The Longhorns strike first on a 35-yard pass from Hudson Card to Keilan Robinson. Texas 7, Texas Tech 0 (Q1 13:36). 

-Texas Tech is moving the ball down the field and is inside the Longhorns 5-yard line. 

-Donovan Smith runs in a TD from four yards out and we're tied at 7. A 75-yard, 7:55 minute drive for Tech to score. Texas Tech 7, Texas 7.

-Texas is driving right back at Tech and they'll set up for a FG.

-Longhorns connect on the 40-yard FG and it's Texas 10, Texas Tech 7 (Q1 1:52)

END SECOND QUARTER: Texas 24, Texas Tech 14

-Texas Tech is churning out yards and are back in the red zone early in the second quarter. 

-Donovan Smith hits Tahj Brooks for a 17-yard touchdown pass and the Red Raiders take the lead. Texas Tech 14, Texas 10 (Q2 12:06)

-Tech's Reggie Pearson picks off a Hudson Card pass and the Red Raiders get the ball back at their own 45-yard line. 

- A very short punt leads to a short field for Texas. Longhorns take over at their 42-yard line.

-Longhorns QB Card hits Xavier Worthy for a 39-yard Texas TD. Texas 17, Texas Tech 14 (Q2 6:07)

-Better punt from Tech's McNamara this time and Texas will start from their own 18-yard line. 

-Defensive Pass interference puts the Longhorns at the Red Raider 45-yard line with a minute left in the half. 

-Longhorns RB Bijan Robinson runs in a TD from 7-yards out. Texas extends their led to 10. Texas 24, Texas Tech 14 (Q2 0:24). 


THIRD QUARTER: Texas 31, Texas Tech 24

-Texas Tech starts with the ball to begin the second half. 

-Tech is in the red zone again as Donovan Smith completes another pass to bring the red Raiders to the Longhorn 10-yard line. 

-Trey Wolff's 27-yd FG is good and the Raiders bring it back to a one score game. Texas 24, Texas Tech 17. (Q3 8:16).

- Texas RB Bijan Robinson tears off a 40-yard touchdown run and makes it Texas 31, Texas Tech 17 (Q3 4:27)

-SaRodorick Thompson punches it in from a yard out and the Red Raiders close the gap again. Texas 31, Texas Tech 24 (Q3 7:43). 

FOURTH QUARTER: Texas Tech 34, Texas 31

-Smith is stopped on fourth down at the 1-yd line and the Raiders come up empty after a 68-yard drive. Texas takes over on their own 1. 

-Texas Tech gets a huge stop and will have another chance to tie this game in the fourth quarter.

-The Raiders call time out to set up and are 30 yards away from the end zone (Q4 8:50).

- Smith's thrown over 50 passes today and not a single interception so far. 

-Smith connects for another TD. This one to Cupp for a 19-yard score and it's tied in Lubbock, Tx. Texas Tech 31, Texas 31 (Q4 7:43)

-Red Raiders take over at their own 17-yard line to start this drive late in the fourth. 

-Tech hits on a 33-yard pass to Myles Price and they're at the 50-yard line.

-Wolff nails the 45-yard FG and puts Tech up 3 with less than 30 seconds to play. Texas Tech 34, Texas 31 (Q4 0:21).

-Longhorns kicker Bert Auburn nails a 48-yarder as time expires to force overtime.

FINAL/OVERTIME: Texas Tech 37, Texas 34

-Tech gets the ball after a Robinson fumble and takes it to the Longhorns doorstep.

-Wolf connects on the 20-yard FG. Ball Game. Texas Tech 37, Texas 34 Final/OT.

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