(Lubbock) The Texas Tech Red Raiders fall to the No. 13 Oregon Ducks 38-30 on national television.
Texas Tech fought the talented Oregon Ducks the whole game and seemed to be on their way to a victory, but could not stop their talented offense and overcome the opportunistic defense. Despite a 9-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Texas Tech fell to the No. 13 Oregon Ducks 38-30 in Lubbock, dropping the Red Raiders to 0-2 for the first time since 1990.
Quarterback Tyler Shough threw three interceptions and fumbled during a drive in the red zone before halftime, where Tech could have taken the lead. Shough threw for 282 yards and ran for another 101 yards. The Red Raiders produced over 400 yards of total offense for the second consecutive game this season.
A sellout crowd at Jones AT&T Stadium watched Heisman hopeful Bo Nix pass for 359 yards with two touchdowns and run for 46 yards. After trailing Texas Tech 27-18, the Ducks outscored the Red Raiders 20-3 in the final frame of the game, Nix led the Ducks to a fourth-quarter comeback victory.
Texas Tech goes to 0-3 against Oregon. As a result, Texas Tech has a home opener record of 68-28-3. This loss breaks Texas Tech’s 23-year consecutive home opener winning streak. The last time Texas Tech lost a home opener was in 1999. Texas Tech’s record against current Pac-12 members is 39-20-2. Joey McGuire’s record as head coach in Jones AT&T Stadium falls to 6-2. Texas Tech goes 0-2 for the first time since 1990.
The Tarleton State game at Jones AT&T Stadium is sold out for next Saturday at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.