Follow along: Texas Tech manhandles Mountaineers, 48-10

West Virginia and Texas Tech clash just after 3 p.m. inside Jones AT&T ย Stadium. Both the Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2) and Red Raiders (3-3, 1-2) are trying to go over the .500 mark and get even in Big 12 play.ย West Virginia has lost three straight meetings with Texas Tech dating back to the start of Mountaineers’ head coach Neal Brown’s tenure in 2019. Before that, WVU won five straight meetings and holds a 6-5 all-time series lead on Tech.

6:40 p.m. — FINAL: TEXAS TECH 48, West Virginia 10. The Red Raiders add a late touchdown pass from Donovan Smith to Brady Boyd to win by 38 points. It matches West Virginia’s largest margin of loss under Brown, tying the 2019 game against Oklahoma. Texas Tech (4-3, 2-2) moves ahead of WVU (3-4, 1-3) in the league standings with its resounding win.

6:15 p.m. — SCORE: Wolff’s 26-yard field goal gives the Red Raiders their biggest lead of the game. TEXAS TECH 41, West Virginia 10, 11:58 4th qtr

6:05 p.m. — SCORE: Thompson scores on a 13-yard run by getting to the edge and slipping past two defenders that had a chance to bring him down. West Virginia is behind by four touchdowns again and en route to suffering its second lopsided loss this season in as many league games on the road.ย TEXAS TECH 38, West Virginia 10, 14:46 4th qtr

6 p.m. — West Virginia is losing the turnover battle 3-0 after Donaldson fumbles on third-and-6 near midfield and the Red Raiders’ Tyrique Matthews recovers.

5:45 p.m. — SCORE: Ford-Wheaton snags a 28-yard pass from Daniels for the Mountaineers’ first touchdown. Jeremiah Aaron had a 22-yard reception one play prior to the score. WVU tailback Tony Mathis and Wyatt Milum are both out with injuries. Mathis suffered his in the first half and Milum early in the third quarter. ย TEXAS TECH 31, West Virginia 10, 5:05 3rd qtr

5:40 p.m. — SCORE: It’s going from bad to worse for the Mountaineers. Tech takes a four-touchdown lead on a 12-yard pass from Morton to Loic Fouonji. TEXAS TECH 31, West Virginia 3, 6:56 3rd qtr

5:22 p.m. — SCORE: Daniels throws his second interception to start the second half after a Brian Polendey holding penalty led to a third-and-18. This one was intended for Bryce Ford-Wheaton, who had a chance to come up with a grab that was instead wrestled away by Malik Dunlap for the pick. Two plays later, Morton throws a 55-yard TD pass to Xavier White and it’s all Red Raiders. TEXAS TECH 24, West Virginia 3, 13:14 3rd qtr

5:05 p.m. — Numbers at the break: West Virginia has 142 total yards, 106 of which are through the air. Daniels has needed 25 passing attempts, 16 of which he’s completed, to amass the 106 yards. West Virginia has scored on one of its five possessions. Texas Tech has 267 yards, including 162 passing. The Red Raiders have passed 29 times and rushed 26, putting them on pace to run triple-digit plays. A big reason for that is Tech converting 6-of-7 fourth downs.

4:55 — HALFTIME: TEXAS Tech 17, West Virginia 3. The Mountaineers got their second defensive stop and forced their first Red Raiders’ punt, before getting inside the Tech 25 late in the opening half. However, from there, Daniels was intercepted by Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, who was in single coverage on Reese Smith and left his feet to force a turnover that resulted in a touchback. Two plays prior, Sam James had what was originally ruled a sensational one-handed 28-yard catch to the Tech 15 overturned. WVU still benefited from a pass interference on that play, but instead of operating late in the half from the Red Raiders’ 15, they were instead at the 28. It marks the first half of the season that West Virginia has not scored a touchdown.

4:32 p.m.. — West Virginia moves the ball, but three incomplete passes and a Tyree Wilson sack of JT Daniels on fourth down makes it three empty possessions on four series for the Mountaineers. The offense has produced only 101 yards on its first 31 plays. The Red Raiders start at their 37 with just under 4 minutes to play in the half.

4:22 p.m. — After two more fourth down conversions made it 6-for-6, the Red Raiders are stopped on fourth-and-1 from the WVU 22 when Morton is sacked by Burks. The Mountaineers start from their 31 with 7:19 left in the first half.

4:14 p.m. — West Virginia goes three-and-out for the second time in three possessions. CJ Donaldson was dropped for a 5-yard loss on the first play and two incomplete passes followed. The Red Raiders start 7 yards shy of midfield looking to take a three-score lead.

4:07 p.m. — SCORE: The Red Raiders regain their 14-point lead with a 46-yard field goal from Trey Wolff. Tech was primed to score another touchdown, but a holding penalty on wideout Jerand Bradley led to a third-and-8 instead. Tech has scored on all three of it series to this point. Martin played during that series for the Mountaineers. Woods has also been used situationally.ย TEXAS TECH 17, West Virginia 3, 12:25 2nd qtr

3:55 p.m. — SCORE: West Virginia moves into the red zone but settles for a 38-yard field goal from Casey Legg, who remains perfect this season. A false start on Wyatt Milum turned third-and-2 into third-and-7 one play before the field goal. TEXAS TECH 14, West Virginia 3, 0:45 1st qtr

3:40 p.m.. SCORE: The Red Raiders convert on fourth down three more times and double their lead on Brooks’ 1-yard TD run. Texas Tech is 4-for-4 on fourth down through two series. The second scoring drive covered 80 yards in 16 plays. TEXAS TECH 14, West Virginia 0, 8:35 1st qtr

3:25 p.m. — West Virginia starts with a three-and-out and the Red Raiders will start their second series from their own 20-yard line. No sign of left guard James Gmiter on the opening series. Jordan White, limited to playing in two of the first six games, was there instead.

3:20 p.m. — SCORE: Texas Tech gets an 18-yard touchdown run from Tahj Brooks for the game’s first points. The Red Raiders converted a fourth-and-5 earlier on the drive one play after safety Aubrey Burks was unable to haul in a catchable interception. Behren Morton quarterbacked Tech on its opening drive, which featured eight plays in less than 2 minutes. Woods was in on the touchdown play. No sign of Martin or McCormick.ย TEXAS TECH 7, West Virginia 0, 13:23 1st qtr

3 p.m. — Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m.

2:50 p.m. — West Virginia has several key defensive players deemed questionable by Brown. Among them: Cornerbacks Charles Woods and Wesley McCormick and lineman Sean Martin. Woods has not played since the opening quarter of the season opener at Pitt. Should he return today, Woods will be on a snap count, though his presence alone should benefit the back end. McCormick and fellow corner Rashad Ajayi were shaken up last Thursday in a win over Baylor, though Ajayi is good to go today. Another corner, Andrew Wilson-Lamp, is suspended for the opening half after being ejected for targeting in the second half against the Bears.

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Setting the scene

Game preview

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Stills’ versatility has attention of Red Raiders

Three Guys Before the Game – Texas Tech preview

Texas Tech’s tempo creates tough challenges

Injuries impacting both teams

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