Lubbock, Texas (KCBD) – The Red Raiders are celebrating at home after winning Wednesday night over the Rebels despite illness and SEC defenses.
Tech quarterback and Texas Bowl MVP Tyler Schoff said he and several other players and coaches had food poisoning the night before. So after a night without sleep, I felt very sick every hour, and my athletic trainer kept me hydrated and treated my symptoms.Michael at his NBA Finals in 1997. “like.
“Flu game, flu game. That’s all I had in mind. I felt like absolute crap,” Shough said.
Schoff still led his team to victory.
“I know it probably showed up late in the game, but I was just, just exhausted. I didn’t have a lot of food, but it wasn’t me, it was a lot of people on the team.
After two pregame IVs and one at halftime, Shough rushed for 111 yards, becoming the first tech quarterback since 1976 to run more than 100 yards.
Schoff caused a delay of game penalty in the first place. It was intentional, as the Texas Tech offense paid tribute to the late coach Mike Leach. A raid formation with that “wide split” O-line lends Red his ear to his nine seasons of reach with the Raiders. Coach Lane Kiffin refused to accept the penalty.
“For everyone, especially my peers who were high school football coaches, I can assure you that some of the things he did completely changed the way the offense was played in Texas. Thanks. I just wanted to express my feelings for the final game on a particularly big stage, and I did it in red and black.
Coach Reach’s first college head coaching job was with the Red Raiders.
In addition to that formation, both teams wore decals honoring Reach’s contributions to the game: Texas Tech had a pirate flag and Ole Miss had the word “Mike.”
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