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Texas Tech Season Previews

Post by Go Scats Go » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:43 pm

The Red Raiders rank No. 59 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2019

Texas Tech moved on from Kliff Kingsbury — after the team's fourth losing season in five years — and brought in former Utah State head coach Matt Wells to take the reins. Wells took the Aggies to five bowl games during his six seasons and departed as the second-winningest coach in program history.

Wells inherits a Texas Tech team that was not far from having a very successful season. Tech dropped three games by eight points or fewer — two of those losses coming from the eventual duo that played in the Big 12 Championship Game, Texas and Oklahoma.

Wells has the opportunity to turn this group into a unit that can close out games. It all starts with his sophomore quarterback from Grapevine, Texas.

Previewing Texas Tech's Offense for 2019
Texas Tech's passing attack is one that stands the test of time. The Air Raid remains in place with David Yost as offensive coordinator. Yost will work with quarterback Alan Bowman, the young standout whom Yost calls a "football junkie." Bowman, who missed four games because of an injured lung, posted a completion percentage of 69.4, the best by a Red Raider since 2012. Wells and Co. will work this season with a healthy Bowman, who showed he could compete against the Big 12 by amassing 2,638 yards and 17 touchdowns through the air.

Texas Tech will lean on veteran targets such as Seth Collins and T.J. Vasher this season. Both are battling with injuries that should clear up by the time the fall rolls around. Vasher brings his wingspan and height to the outside receiver position. His seven TD catches in 2018 were second on the team. Vasher served as the second primary target through his 11-game season, finishing with 54 receptions for 687 yards. Transfers McLane Mannix and R.J. Turner are also expected to push for playing time.

Running back Ta'Zhawn Henry and receiver KeSean Carter are two sophomores who can benefit from a season of experience and some time to learn Yost's system. Carter, a two-sport athlete who also runs track, showcased his speed on the indoor track with a personal record of 6.71 in the 60-meter dash.

The offensive line will return four veteran pieces — tackles Terence Steele and Travis Bruffy and guards Madison Akamnonu and Jack Anderson. Wells has adjusted the front five by switching Steele and Bruffy. Steele will work at left tackle after 27 consecutive starts at right tackle, while Bruffy will move to the right after starting 22 games at left tackle over the past couple of years. This unit's depth is still one of the strong points of the offense. Wells wants to have at least eight or nine players available in the rotation in case of injuries and unexpected situations.

Previewing Texas Tech's Defense for 2019
Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson comes in working with a defense that allowed an average of 448.9 yards per game last season. Turnovers will be emphasized once again after the Red Raiders posted 2.2 takeaways per game in 2017 but only 1.5 last year.

The middle of the defensive unit for Texas Tech will have to replace Dakota Allen, a key piece who totaled 262 total tackles in his three years in Lubbock. Red Raider fans, however, don't have to look far for new leaders at the position with Jordyn Brooks and Riko Jeffers stepping into the spotlight. The two combined for 144 takedowns last season.

A defensive front with Eli Howard and Broderick Washington will provide experience in a scheme that will utilize a lot of different coverages with the ability to apply pressure on opposing teams if needed. Patterson’s recent success in his lone season at Utah State shows in the turnover margin. The Aggies tied for the FBS lead with 32 turnovers forced a year ago — and their 22 interceptions should have Texas Tech players such as Adrian Frye, Jaylon Lane and Justus Parker licking their chops that Patterson's game plan will give them plenty of ball-hawking opportunities.


Previewing Texas Tech's Specialists for 2019
Wells is expecting to bring in more kickers and punters later in the offseason. Right now, Trey Wolff has emerged as a possible replacement for Clayton Hatfield, who did not miss an extra point last season and finished 7-of-7 on field goals from 40 yards or longer. Questions remain about Wolff's consistency and lack of experience, though. Cody Waddell will be competing for punting duties with Austin McNamara, the third-ranked punter in the 2019 recruiting class. McNamara averaged 42.6 yards per punt in his senior year at Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland and put 12 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Final Analysis
Learning a new language is weighing on this offense, which will at times rely on new faces and young players, especially at receiver.

Defensively, Patterson has some wiggle room to be coverage heavy with some depth in the secondary. The ability to play with blitz packages featuring a new hybrid Raider position, which Lonzell Gilmore will fill, should allow the Red Raiders to improve on a mid-50s ranking in sacks.

In order for the Raiders to have a successful season, Wells will need to trust in Bowman's and Yost's partnership to produce points. The defense will need to find a way to increase pressure on the quarterback, which will lead to turnovers and more three-and-outs against fast-paced Big 12 offenses.

National Ranking: 59

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247 Texas Tech write up/ cat predictions

Texas Tech opens up the 2019 season in the friendly confines of Jones AT&T Stadium against Montana State on Aug. 31, beginning the Matt Wells era in Raiderland. Armed with experienced quarterbacks Alan Bowman and Jett Duffey, plenty of returning talent at the skill positions and several starters along both the offensive and defensive lines, there is hope Tech will show progress, make a bowl game and continue to rebuild a program which has struggled in recent years.

With summer halfway over, Big 12 Media Days behind us and fall camp less than a month away, the Inside the Red Raiders staff decided to take a stab at predicting every regular season game on the schedule for Tech.

"Our players, I respect our players and the changes that they have gone through since December first when we got there. The biggest thing for us is we get into August for us is a brand new program, transitioning into our program, taking it from one level to the next and the work that we have done over the summer," said Wells on Monday during his press conference at Big 12 Media Days in Arlington. "We've worked hard but 18 days from now, August 2nd needs to be practice 16 coming out of spring ball and I'm excited about the work that we got coming up in August. The guys that are representing us here today are some of the young men that have completely bought into our program and I respect them and I'm looking forward to you guys being able to get to know them a little bit better. The biggest key for us in year one is instilling our culture, building our foundation, and we always talk about it at Tech and at Lubbock, what we do and how we do it.


"What we do on offense, what we do on defense, our weight room, strength and conditioning with a major emphasis in nutrition, class, academics, all that stuff, but the key is to the "how" and that's the biggest thing for us in year one is establishing the 'how' the physicalness, the toughness, the discipline, mental and physical, and a lot of people say that's culture. That's exactly what it is, but instilling the culture and the foundation. The second thing is getting in the Big 12 season and the fight. That's something I'm excited to see our guys do, I'm excited to coach our guys. But we're not going to deviate from the plan to build a championship program and a championship culture and the ability for me as a head coach to bring our staff to do it the way we have done it. I have a lot of respect for Kirby Hocutt and the opportunity that he has given my staff and our program to implement what we have done over the last several years into Lubbock and Texas Tech and the inspiration that I have now that I can see it over the last seven months that you can do it in Lubbock, Texas. To see the success that we have had in basketball and baseball and track and field and you can win in Lubbock. You can recruit to Lubbock, Texas, and I'm looking forward to that we have good momentum in recruiting and also in the summer the improvements our players have made since the end of spring ball and I'm excited about that and looking forward to the season."

GAME 1: TEXAS TECH VS. MONTANA STATE

Steven Chapman (DbltFarmer), Photographer: This is the first opportunity to see the Red Raiders in a game with new head coach Matt Wells. The defense will look much improved under defensive coordinator Keith Patterson. However, the offense will look a little underwhelming in this first game. It may not look good but it will still be the first win under the new staff. Tech 42, Montana State 10

Joe Yeager, Senior Writer: As one might expect for a team with many question marks playing for a brand new coach, the Red Raiders get off to a somewhat sluggish start under Matt Wells. Texas Tech 38, Montana State 15

Kenny Romero (okieredraider01), Staff: Lots of second and third teamers get to see time in this game, offense sputters early but pours it on, defense holds its own against lower level competition. Texas Tech 49, Montana State 17

Jarret Johnson (Wreckem98), Publisher: Season opener, home opener and first game of the Wells Era against an overmatched opponent. Texas Tech 59, Montana State 10

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David Host is an extremely good offensive coach. It'll be fun to watch his concepts.



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Re: Texas Tech Season Previews

Post by Go Scats Go » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm

I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.


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Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
They will play vanilla and we will do fine. Still don't understand why you would swap OT's from right to left and left to right. Closer than the blow out. 38 - 24 but would love to see us score the upset.


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Post by Cat Grad » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:37 am

This is a great opportunity for several of our kids to compare themselves to the reason they play the game and get noticed. Hopefully our receivers can hang onto the ball this year because we know the OL and running game will do well. There are some excellent young receivers on our roster just waiting for a chance and I doubt the starters will be given many second chances this year because Casey spins it.

Depth with our running backs and a fast maturation of the TEs helps in this game against this roster:

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Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.



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iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point


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cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
Because the ball hit Akpla in the hands and we would have had a first down to run the clock out.


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technoCat wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:37 am
cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
Because the ball hit Akpla in the hands and we would have had a first down to run the clock out.
it was 2nd and 2 at the 26 (well within Cunningham's range) Surly Palmer can get 2 yards in 2 plays, at least it will run the clock to under a minute. Get the points and believe in our D which was still playing pretty good.

I still believe that our OC (don't remember which one it was at the time) who was new to us, didn't know fully what he had in Cunningham.


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Post by GoCats18 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:55 am

Texas Tech——38
Montana State—35

Texas Tech wins with a field goal on their last drive. MSU has one last chance, but turns the ball over on downs. Probably way off, but if I am close I look like a genius. Haha!!


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Post by bobcat99 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am

cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
I was so mad at the end of that game. We were the better team. Should have won that game.

The WSU fans were not very friendly that game either. I don't think they expected the game to be close (even though they sucked) and didn't expect that many Bobcat fans to be there. We even ventured into their student section to see some friends for a bit, and wow, worse than Griz fans. Fun experience, but man, shoulda won that game.

Was that the same year we pummeled EWU and Taiwan Jones? That was a great game. Jones had so much hype coming into the game, rightfully so, and he tried to hurdle a defender, and I don't think he had ever been hit so hard in his life. I forget who laid him out, but it set the tone for the game. We were so much more physical than they were that game. Loved it.



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bobcat99 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am
cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
I was so mad at the end of that game. We were the better team. Should have won that game.

The WSU fans were not very friendly that game either. I don't think they expected the game to be close (even though they sucked) and didn't expect that many Bobcat fans to be there. We even ventured into their student section to see some friends for a bit, and wow, worse than Griz fans. Fun experience, but man, shoulda won that game.

Was that the same year we pummeled EWU and Taiwan Jones? That was a great game. Jones had so much hype coming into the game, rightfully so, and he tried to hurdle a defender, and I don't think he had ever been hit so hard in his life. I forget who laid him out, but it set the tone for the game. We were so much more physical than they were that game. Loved it.
I think it was Minter. If it wasn't the play you are citing, Minter did hit him hard on another play. While supposedly injured, I think he just didn't want to play the second half.



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Post by cats2506 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 am

catscat wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 am
bobcat99 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am
cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
I was so mad at the end of that game. We were the better team. Should have won that game.

The WSU fans were not very friendly that game either. I don't think they expected the game to be close (even though they sucked) and didn't expect that many Bobcat fans to be there. We even ventured into their student section to see some friends for a bit, and wow, worse than Griz fans. Fun experience, but man, shoulda won that game.

Was that the same year we pummeled EWU and Taiwan Jones? That was a great game. Jones had so much hype coming into the game, rightfully so, and he tried to hurdle a defender, and I don't think he had ever been hit so hard in his life. I forget who laid him out, but it set the tone for the game. We were so much more physical than they were that game. Loved it.
I think it was Minter. If it wasn't the play you are citing, Minter did hit him hard on another play. While supposedly injured, I think he just didn't want to play the second half.
The play that he tried to hurdle a guy was on the sideline, I don't think it was Minter. Minter lit him up once though in the middle if the field. He was hurt, you could see it, and they put him back out, I thought for a decoy but they gave him the ball and he got creamed again. Kid was a hell of a runner though.

One of my all time favorite games, ranks up there with the Furman 2006 playoff game. My number 1 game is still RI in 1984.


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Re: Texas Tech Season Previews

Post by LTown Cat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:47 am

cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 am
catscat wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 am
bobcat99 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am
cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
I was so mad at the end of that game. We were the better team. Should have won that game.

The WSU fans were not very friendly that game either. I don't think they expected the game to be close (even though they sucked) and didn't expect that many Bobcat fans to be there. We even ventured into their student section to see some friends for a bit, and wow, worse than Griz fans. Fun experience, but man, shoulda won that game.

Was that the same year we pummeled EWU and Taiwan Jones? That was a great game. Jones had so much hype coming into the game, rightfully so, and he tried to hurdle a defender, and I don't think he had ever been hit so hard in his life. I forget who laid him out, but it set the tone for the game. We were so much more physical than they were that game. Loved it.
I think it was Minter. If it wasn't the play you are citing, Minter did hit him hard on another play. While supposedly injured, I think he just didn't want to play the second half.
The play that he tried to hurdle a guy was on the sideline, I don't think it was Minter. Minter lit him up once though in the middle if the field. He was hurt, you could see it, and they put him back out, I thought for a decoy but they gave him the ball and he got creamed again. Kid was a hell of a runner though.

One of my all time favorite games, ranks up there with the Furman 2006 playoff game. My number 1 game is still RI in 1984.
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Post by The MICKSTER » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 am

This game gives us an advantage in that this will be TT’s 1st game with a new coach….that always helps the opposing team.

Last year they started out 5-2 but lost their last 5 games. 2 of those games were losses to Oklahoma & Texas where TT scored an average of 40 ppg but gave up 46 ppg….however the next week they only scored 6 against Kansas State.

TT, like us, have 4 returning starters on the OL and lose their best Interior DL. Sounds like they lose some receivers but have WR’s ready to step in. What’s big for them is they have their productive QB back.

Based on last year they have a potent passing attack but don’t run the ball very proficiently. I just don’t see the game being in question by half way thru the 3rd quarter. IF, we can somehow be +2 in turnovers that occur at opportune times then maybe we’re within 10 in the 4th quarter.

With how potent their passing attack/personnel seem to be, we’ll need to run, run & run some more in order to limit their possessions. IF we make a good showing, this would help recruiting, especially in Texas. GO CATS!



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The MICKSTER wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 am
This game gives us an advantage in that this will be TT’s 1st game with a new coach….that always helps the opposing team.

Last year they started out 5-2 but lost their last 5 games. 2 of those games were losses to Oklahoma & Texas where TT scored an average of 40 ppg but gave up 46 ppg….however the next week they only scored 6 against Kansas State.

TT, like us, have 4 returning starters on the OL and lose their best Interior DL. Sounds like they lose some receivers but have WR’s ready to step in. What’s big for them is they have their productive QB back.

Based on last year they have a potent passing attack but don’t run the ball very proficiently. I just don’t see the game being in question by half way thru the 3rd quarter. IF, we can somehow be +2 in turnovers that occur at opportune times then maybe we’re within 10 in the 4th quarter.

With how potent their passing attack/personnel seem to be, we’ll need to run, run & run some more in order to limit their possessions. IF we make a good showing, this would help recruiting, especially in Texas. GO CATS!
I think playing against a new coach could help us but we're also playing with a new (RS FR) QB. Bauman will be good but I don't expect to see a lot from him in his first game. TT is know for having a bad defense (how else do you lose so many games when you average 40 points on offense) so maybe we can try to run them into the ground and force their offense to cool off on the bench. If we had an experienced QB this matchup would have set us up for an upset.



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LTown Cat wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:47 am
cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 am
catscat wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 am
bobcat99 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am
cats2506 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am
iaafan wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Go Scats Go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
I think this will be a typical cat game vs BCS. Hang around longer that expected and lose about 35-10.

Speed kills and Texas Tech will have that advantage... but as I said the cats somehow also keep it closer than it looks.
It’s called dying a slow death. If you stick to running the ball and are able to get a few stops, you can sometimes hang around in these kinds of games. MSU did that vs Wazzu a few years ago with Murray at QB.

I don’t know if that’s the strategy this time. MSU could shoot for the moon and the result could be a near upset or a dismantling.
game against WSU w/Murry was 31-0 (not good)

game in 2010 w/McGhee we had a shot 23-23, if we hadn't gotten the INT at the end Cunningham would have won it, I still dont know why we were throwing the ball at that point
I was so mad at the end of that game. We were the better team. Should have won that game.

The WSU fans were not very friendly that game either. I don't think they expected the game to be close (even though they sucked) and didn't expect that many Bobcat fans to be there. We even ventured into their student section to see some friends for a bit, and wow, worse than Griz fans. Fun experience, but man, shoulda won that game.

Was that the same year we pummeled EWU and Taiwan Jones? That was a great game. Jones had so much hype coming into the game, rightfully so, and he tried to hurdle a defender, and I don't think he had ever been hit so hard in his life. I forget who laid him out, but it set the tone for the game. We were so much more physical than they were that game. Loved it.
I think it was Minter. If it wasn't the play you are citing, Minter did hit him hard on another play. While supposedly injured, I think he just didn't want to play the second half.
The play that he tried to hurdle a guy was on the sideline, I don't think it was Minter. Minter lit him up once though in the middle if the field. He was hurt, you could see it, and they put him back out, I thought for a decoy but they gave him the ball and he got creamed again. Kid was a hell of a runner though.

One of my all time favorite games, ranks up there with the Furman 2006 playoff game. My number 1 game is still RI in 1984.
Was it Kevin Retoriano?
Pretty sure he had graduated by then.

I wanna say it was Grosulak (Grocery sack), but I just cannot remember.



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Re: Texas Tech Season Previews

Post by Cledus » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am

Earlier in the year when we were less certain about a lot of things than we are now, I thought we MIGHT have a chance against Texas Tech. We still technically do, but now that more of our questions have been answered I think the outcome will probably fall in line with what we'd expect from a Big Sky - Big 12 match up.



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Re: Texas Tech Season Previews

Post by seataccat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:00 pm

Cledus wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
Earlier in the year when we were less certain about a lot of things than we are now, I thought we MIGHT have a chance against Texas Tech. We still technically do, but now that more of our questions have been answered I think the outcome will probably fall in line with what we'd expect from a Big Sky - Big 12 match up.
Yep, with Chris Murry we would have actually stood a chance in that game.


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