Texas Tech pulls out 3-OT victory over TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas — Seth Doege tossed a touchdown pass in each of the three overtime periods, giving him seven for the game and helping No. 18 Texas Tech beat TCU 56-53 on Saturday after blowing a late 10-point lead.
The game-winning pass was an 8-yarder to Alex Torres, which came four plays after freshman Jaden Oberkrom's Big 12-record sixth field goal had put TCU ahead. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first two overtime periods.
TCU (5-2, 2-2), the Big 12 newcomer, has lost consecutive home games in a single season for the first time since it dropped its final two home games of 1998. Two weeks ago, the Horned Frogs lost their first Big 12 home game to Iowa State.
Doege hit Torres in the middle of the end zone to end the game with the most combined points ever for Texas Tech, and the second-most for TCU. He threw a 6-yard TD pass to Eric Ward in the first overtime, and a 25-yarder to Jakeem Grant on the first play of the second extra period.
Doege completed 30 of 42 passes for 318 yards and Texas Tech (6-1, 3-1) quickly became bowl eligible a year after its first losing season since 1992. The Red Raiders were coming off an impressive 49-14 victory over then-No. 5 West Virginia.
After upsetting third-ranked Oklahoma last season, Texas Tech followed with five losses in a row that ended a Big 12-record streak of 18 consecutive seasons of bowl eligibility.