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Texas Tech Escapes Fort Worth with 56-53, 3OT Win Over TCU

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images

There was no let down this year following a big win over a Top 5 team as the 17th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders went down to Fort Worth to defeat the 23rd ranked TCU Horned Frogs 56-53 in triple overtime.

Seth Doege threaded the needle in the 3rd overtime to Alex Torres to clinch the win for the Red Raiders who improved to 6-1 overall, and 3-1 in Big 12 play. TCU fell to 5-2 on the year and 2-2 in conference action.

The offense struggled for most of the second half as coming out from the half-time break the Red Raiders went three straight three-and-outs, but eventually took the lead on a 10-play, 81-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter.

Both Torres and Austin Zouzalik came through with big catches for the red and black. The two grizzled wide-outs were called on to do more with Javon Bell and Bradley Marquez both  lost for the season last week while TE Jace Amaro was held out with an injury.

TCU has now lost consecutive home games for the first time since 1999.

Doege completed 30 of 42 passes for 318 yards and Texas Tech is already bowl eligible a year after its first losing season since 1992. He set a career record with seven touchdown passes, marking the third time this season in which Doege’s tossed more than six TD passes in a game.

TCU redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin was 26-of-44 for 332 yards with four TDs and two interceptions.

Defensively Kerry Hyder was his natural disruptive self on the defensive-line for Tech while safety Cody Davis seemed to be around nearly every tackle while also snagging an interception.

No rest for the weary though as the Red Raiders will be back on the road next weekend facing No. 4 Kansas State.

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