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The Juice: Scattershooting the Red Raiders after their loss to the Pokes

Kliff Kingsbury
Kliff Kingsbury (Steven Leija)

... Texas Tech's defense allowed 41 points and 597 yards - 221 rushing, 376 passing - to Oklahoma State's offense last Saturday. The Cowboys ran 82 plays, logged 32 first downs and converted 6-of-11 third-down opportunities.

Here's how the Red Raiders' defensive results from the game stack up against their outings against Power Five teams last season.

Category 2017 OSU Where It'd Rank 2016 Avg. vs. P5



No. 4


Total Yards


No. 4


Rush Yards


No. 4


Pass Yards


No. 8


First Downs


T-No. 8


Third Down %


No. 7




No. 7


Yards Per Play


T-No. 6


... Leading up to his fourth-quarter interception, Nic Shimonek had completed 10-of-11 passes for 124 yards.

... Texas Tech allowed 25 plays of 10-plus yards against Oklahoma State. That number is now up to 73 on the season, second-most in the Big 12 - Houston: 18, Arizona State: 19, Eastern Washington 11.

... The Red Raiders are one of just three teams in the Big 12, along with Iowa State and Texas, to have not allowed at least one play of 60-plus yards.

... Texas Tech is one of just nine FBS teams, and the only Big 12 team, to have not allowed a single run of 30 yards or more on the season.

... Oklahoma State faced an average of 3.8 yards to gain on third downs. The Pokes converted just 1-of-6 3rd and Short opportunities (0-4 yards) and were 1-1 on 3rd and Longs (9-plus).

... Texas Tech faced an average of 5.8 yards to gain on third downs. The Red Raiders converted 4-of-7 3rd and Short opportunities (0-4 yards) and were 0-4 on 3rd and Longs (9-plus).

... Oklahoma State averaged 4.8 yards per carry on first down runs, compared to just 2.1 for Texas Tech.

... Cameron Batson and Dylan Cantrell led the Red Raiders with eight targets each. Justin Stockton had seven, Derrick Willies had six, Keke Coutee had five and Antoine Wesley had three.

... The Red Raider offense ranks seventh in the Big 12 with nine plays of 30-plus yards.

... Texas Tech's offense failed to crack 30-points for the second-straight game, accounting for 27 against both Oklahoma State and Houston. This is the first time that has happened since 2015, when the offense accounted for 23 points at Kansas and 27 at Oklahoma.

... The Red Raiders have run fewer plays than their opponents in all of their games against FBS opponents this season. That happened just twice (Arizona State, Baylor) in 2016.

... Texas Tech's 2.1 yards per carry average against Oklahoma State was its fifth-lowest single game average of the Kliff Kingsbury era.

... The Red Raiders' 54 rushing yards against the Cowboys were the sixth-fewest single game total in the Kingsbury era.

... Texas Tech ranks third in the FBS in passing yards per game (410.8). Four of the nation's top seven passing offenses reside in the Big 12: No. 4 Oklahoma (399.8), No. 5 Oklahoma State (399.2) and No. 7 West Virginia (363.8).

... The Red Raiders had two runs of 10-plus yards against the Cowboys, neither from a running back. Coutee ran for 11 yards in the second quarter and Shimonek ran for 14 yards in the fourth.

... Texas Tech is tied with Kansas State for the fewest lost turnovers in the Big 12 (3) and leads the league in turnover margin (plus-7).

... The team's three lost turnovers are tied for the fewest through four games in the Kingsbury era - 2016: 5, 2015: 3, 2014: 9, 2013: 10.

... Three Texas Tech defenders rank among the Big 12's top nine tacklers. Dakota Allen ranks sixth with 35 tackles, Jah'Shawn Johnson ranks seventh with 33 and Jordyn Brooks' 32 tackles rank ninth.

... The Red Raiders' loss to Oklahoma State was the team's second-longest game of the season to date, lasting 3:44. The team's win over Houston took 3:53, the win over Arizona State took 3:39 and the win over Eastern Washington took 3:18.

... Texas Tech's loss to Oklahoma State pushed Kingsbury's head coaching record back to .500.

... Kingsbury is now 2-17 against AP Top 25 teams, with both victories coming during the 2013 season. He has lost 14-straight against ranked teams.

... Kingsbury is now 21-3 when his team allows fewer than 40 points, and 5-24 when his team allows 40 points or more.

... Texas Tech is now 0-7 on FOX under Kingsbury. Saturday's game against Kansas will air on ESPNU, where Kingsbury is 0-2.

... The Red Raiders are 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 games.