Around the region recap, Week 3: Baylor finds its footing, while Texas Tech tripped up

Around the region recap, Week 3: Baylor finds its footing, while Texas Tech tripped up

#17 BAYLOR BEARS (2-1, 0-0 Big 12)

Won 42-7 vs Texas State

After last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss at #21 BYU, Baylor needed a bounceback performance at home against Texas State in their final tuneup before Big 12 play begins next week. The Bears responded with a dominant victory, steadily pulling away from the Bobcats in a convincing 42-7 win. Baylor dominated the game in the trenches on both sides of the ball, rushing for 280 yards on more than seven yards per carry while allowing 81 rush yards on 2.5 yards per carry to Texas State. Richard Reese had quite an afternoon, finding the end zone three times for the Bears. Despite Baylor’s dominant afternoon overall, Head Coach Dave Aranda knows the Bears have plenty of room to improve. Baylor turned the ball over three times on the afternoon, including two lost fumbles – and only converted 4 of 11 third downs on the game. Now 2-1, Baylor turns their focus to the tough Big 12 schedule starting next week at Iowa State – where all of the Bears’ last three visits have been decided by one possession. 

 Next Week: at Iowa State

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (2-1, 0-0 Big 12)

Lost 27-14 at #16 NC State

Texas Tech knew they had a challenging assignment ahead of them as they headed to Raleigh to take on #16 NC State, and the Wolfpack defense lived up to the hype. The Red Raiders failed to score on their first six drives, punting the ball away five times and throwing an interception that NC State returned for a touchdown to end the other. The turnover issues that haunted Tech in its close win over Houston again showed up on Saturday, as NC State picked off Donovan Smith twice and recovered a Red Raider fumble. Smith threw for one touchdown and ran for another, but it wasn’t nearly enough. In the final minutes, Tech seemed more than satisfied to get out of town without further injury despite only a 13-point deficit. Joey McGuire surprised ESPN’s broadcast when he didn’t use any of his timeouts on NC State’s final drive and inserted redshirt freshman quarterback Behren Morton for Texas Tech’s final drive. Morton’s interception marked the fourth turnover of the game for the Red Raiders, who will look to shake this one before opening up Big 12 play against #21 Texas next week. 

TCU Horned Frogs (2-0, 0-0 Big 12)


Next Week: at #24 SMU

Texas and Louisiana College Football Schedule for Week 3 (all games played Saturday, September 17): 

Football Bowl Subdivision

Tulane 17, Kansas State 10

UNLV 58, North Texas 27

Alabama 63, UL Monroe 7

Maryland 34, SMU 27

Rice 33, Louisiana 21

Clemson 48, Louisiana Tech 20

New Mexico 27, UTEP 10

Football Championship Subdivision

Missouri 34, Abilene Christian 17

Southeast Missouri State 42, Nicholls 16

Southern Miss 64, Northwestern State 10

Northern Colorado 21, Lamar 14

Sam Houston State 27, Texas A&M Commerce 17

Tarleton State 41, Eastern New Mexico 6

Southeastern Louisiana 70, Central Connecticut 6

Alcorn State 30, McNeese 19

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