Colombi drove the Red Raiders 70 yards to establish up Jonathan Garibay’s 32-yard area goal with 18 secs left for a 23-20 victory over West Virginia on Saturday.
Garibay had 3 area goals in all and Thompson had two short goal competes Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1 Large 12), which bounced back from a 70-35 loss at Texas.
“We wanted to capitalize on our chances today,” Colombi said. “We had a great week of practice. And I’m real happy with the individuals.”
Regardless of missing out on various starters, including essential offensive playmakers, the Red Raiders beat the Mountaineers (2-3, 0-2) for the third straight time, all when making use of a backup quarterback.
Colombi staked Texas Technology to a 17-0 lead, after that watched West Virginia come back. The Mountaineers were driving for a potential go-ahead rating. On third-and-goal from the Texas Tech 6, Jarret Doege’s pass toward an open Leddie Brown sailed out of the end area, forcing a field goal with 4:34 delegated tie the game at 20-20.
“To type of bend and after that certainly not break, that was substantial,” Texas Technology coach Matt Wells said.
Colombi had a lot of time left. He tossed 42 yards to Kaylon Geiger to place Texas Tech at the West Virginia 38. Thompson after that ran 16 and 13 yards on the next 2 plays to place the Red Raiders in range for the winning area goal.
West Virginia wasn’t able to obtain past midfield on its final drive.
Texas Tech really did not require Erik Ezukanma to relocate the ball. The Large 12’s leading receiver did not play after obtaining harmed against Texas last week. However the Red Raiders simply really did not decrease the area in their customary substantial portions, either. Texas Tech also was without leading rush Tahj Brooks, that missed his 2nd straight game with a leg injury.
West Virginia outgained Texas Tech 424 yards to 346 after the Mountaineers were restricted to 109 yards in the initial half in their final home game for nearly a month.
Colombi completed 23 of 34 for 266 yards.
After the Mountaineers managed simply a field goal after halftime in each of its three previous games against Power 5 challengers, coach Neal Brown emphasized all week that his violation needed a lot more explosive plays.
It took a while, however.
After obtaining locked out in the initial half, West Virginia racked up on its initial three second-half ownerships. Doege damaged a streak of 8 quarters without a touchdown pass when he located Isaiah Esdale ultimately area from 14 yards out late in the third quarter to connect the rating at 17.
Doege ended up 25 of 33 for 318 yards.
“I suched as exactly how our individuals completed in the second half,” West Virginia coach Neal Brown said. “However the initial half, inexcusable.”
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders entered the game with a national-best nine offensive plays of at least 50 yards and 12 plays of 40 yards or even more. With Colombi obtaining his initial start of the season in place of the damaged Tyler Shough, Texas Tech was a lot a lot more methodical, needing eight plays or even more on 4 of its five racking up drives.
“We just took what the defense was giving us,” Colombi said. “After the initial pair of drives, they were type of playing back a little bit. They really did not want to obtain beat over the top. They were providing whatever else underneath.