GAMEDAY College Football

Texas Tech 28, Stephen F. Austin 22

Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas - Tahj Brooks ran for two touchdowns in the third quarter, including a 67-yarder for the lead, and Texas Tech held on to beat lower-division Stephen F. Austin 28-22.

The Red Raiders (2-0) made a stand in the final two minutes, forcing a turnover on downs after the FCS Lumberjacks had a first down inside the Texas Tech 10-yard line. Trae Self's fourth-down pass into the end zone was incomplete.

Texas Tech defensive tackle Jaylon Hutchings came up huge with a tackle for loss and a sack on consecutive plays before a QB pressure of Self on the final play for SFA (1-1).

After Brooks' long scoring run, Xavier White broke free for 52 yards on a 97-yard drive that ended with a short TD run.

Leading 21-13, Texas Tech went for it on fourth down on the final play of the third quarter, and Tyler Shough fumbled on a sack. The ball ended up 39 yards behind the line of scrimmage, and SFA scored but couldn't convert the 2-point try, settling for a 21-19 deficit.

The Red Raiders pushed their lead to 28-19 on a White's 4-yard touchdown run, which was set up by Erik Ezukanma's 55-yard catch-and-run on third-and-8.

The Lumberjacks led 13-7 at halftime, keyed by Willie Roberts' 18-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Self finished with 342 yards passing.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SFATxTch
TxTch TD 13:51 Erik Ezukanma 75 yard TD pass from Tyler Shough (Jonathan Garibay Extra Point) 0 7
SFA TD 1:57 Willie Roberts 18 yard interception return for TD (Chris Campos Extra Point) 7 7
Second Quarter SFATxTch
SFA FG 10:15 Chris Campos 23 yard field goal 10 7
SFA FG 1:23 Chris Campos 35 yard field goal 13 7
Third Quarter SFATxTch
TxTch TD 12:47 Tahj Brooks 67 yard TD run (Jonathan Garibay Extra Point) 13 14
TxTch TD 5:24 Tahj Brooks 1 yard TD run (Jonathan Garibay Extra Point) 13 21
Fourth Quarter SFATxTch
SFA TD 13:57 Ja'Bray Young 4 yard TD pass from Trae Self (Chad Aune 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 19 21
TxTch TD 12:30 Xavier White 4 yard TD run (Jonathan Garibay Extra Point) 19 28
SFA FG 7:13 Chris Campos 46 yard field goal 22 28
Team Stats
  Stephen F. Austin Texas Tech
First downs 22 11
  Rushing 3 8
  Passing 16 3
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 5-21, 24% 5-10, 50%
4th down efficiency 5-8, 63% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 29-32 26-200
Passing Yards 343 163
Return Yards 55 54
Completions-Attempts-Int 38-59-0 11-21-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-14 0-0
Punts 4 4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 9-66 6-69
Stephen F. Austin Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Self 38 58 343 1 0
X. Gipson 0 1 0 0 0
Texas Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Shough 11 21 163 1 2
Stephen F. Austin Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Reed 9 20 2.2 0
J. Young 5 7 1.4 0
R. McGrue 4 4 1.0 0
T. Hooker 1 2 2.0 0
T. Self 6 2 0.3 0
X. Gipson 2 0 0.0 0
Texas Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Brooks 11 115 10.5 2
X. White 5 70 14.0 1
T. Shough 6 22 3.7 0
M. Price 2 -5 -2.5 0
Stephen F. Austin Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
X. Gipson 13 158 12.2 0
J. Miller 6 78 13.0 0
M. Brooks 2 23 11.5 0
L. Rikel 3 20 6.7 0
K. Williams 2 20 10.0 0
J. Young 2 13 6.5 1
C. Aune 2 10 5.0 0
M. Reed 2 8 4.0 0
D. Simmons 2 7 3.5 0
J. Thompson 2 4 2.0 0
R. McGrue 2 2 1.0 0
Texas Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Ezukanma 6 144 24.0 1
X. White 2 8 4.0 0
T. Brooks 1 7 7.0 0
M. Price 1 2 2.0 0
E. Monroe 1 2 2.0 0
Stephen F. Austin Interceptions
Player Int Yards
W. Roberts 1 18
J. Miller 1 0
Texas Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Stephen F. Austin Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Quick 3 137 45.7
C. Ruiz 1 73 73.0
Texas Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. McNamara 4 181 45.3
Stephen F. Austin Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Gipson 1 -4 -4.0
Texas Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Mannix 1 -8 -8.0
Stephen F. Austin Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Gipson 1 20 20.0
L. Lemons 1 21 21.0
Texas Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Townsend 3 62 20.7
Stephen F. Austin Missed FG
Player Length
Texas Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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