Interim Texas Tech mentor Sonny Cumbie had rallied his crew the previous 7 days by placing a design pump jack on the sideline that players cranked enthusiastically immediately after producing huge performs.
Shut down the Red Raiders, as it turns out, and you idle the pump jack.
No. 9 Oklahoma State beat Tech 23-0 Saturday evening, keeping the Purple Raiders to 108 yards, a 31-year small.
Nebraska had been the final group to shut out Tech — 29- on Oct. 18, 1997 in Lincoln. Arkansas had been the very last team to blank Tech at home — 31- on Oct. 10, 1987.
“Our gamers performed actually challenging and motivated on protection,” reported Cumbie, primary his 3rd game because Matt Wells’ Oct. 25 dismissal. “Offensively, we could never get into a rhythm.”
Oklahoma Condition (10-1, 7-1) arrived at double digits in victories for the seventh time under Mike Gundy and set up a big Bedlam showdown this week with No. 12 Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1). Currently being tied for the Massive 12 lead, the two could meet once more a 7 days afterwards in the Massive 12 championship activity.
Tanner Brown kicked three quick field aims for Oklahoma Point out. Spencer Sanders, who fully commited five turnovers in a 45-35 decline on his previous journey to Lubbock, threw for a single landing and ran for a further.
But OSU’s story is a defense that has allowed 1 offensive landing during a 4-match get streak.
“They’re as advertised,” Cumbie claimed. “Their defensive front is actually fantastic. They’re pretty stout. They are hard to shift, definitely challenging to make room in the run activity.
“And then in the back stop, they did a seriously good job in their person coverage, disguising, enjoying plenty of zone to hold you off-stability, providing you a pre-snap search of it often being the very same whether or not it was likely to be gentleman or zone — just plenty of zone looks to maintain our quarterbacks guessing and to continue to keep them off-harmony.”
Tech (6-5, 3-5) will complete beneath .500 in convention participate in for the 12th year in a row. The Pink Raiders made on their own bowl qualified last week with a riveting 41-38 acquire towards Iowa Point out. They hoped to observe it up with an even bigger get in key time, and on senior night.
Once the sport started out, the group under no circumstances had much to cheer. And the pump jack, symbolizing a never ever-prevent-performing…