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Turnovers doom No. 21 Oklahoma State in 45-35 loss to Texas Tech

It was an ugly game in Lubbock.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State’s Spencer Sanders had a rough day in Lubbock on Saturday. He went 22 for 37 and in the process had three interceptions. Oklahoma State had five turnovers total on the day. Texas Tech was able capitalize off of this and score 13 points off of those turnovers. While it’s most certainly not the only thing that OSU did wrong, it was a huge difference maker in their loss.

One bright spot of this entire thing was that Chuba Hubbard was still able to do what he does best for the most part. He had 36 carries and added 156 yards to his already monster season total.

Jett Duffey and the Red Raider offense had 424 passing in the air and 162 yards on the ground. TJ Vasher was Tech’s leading receiver and had 5 catches for 110 yards. Duffey went 26 for 44.

Oklahoma State couldn’t get anything going in their air with 290 total passing yards on the day. Tylan Wallace was held mostly in check with 11 catches for 85 yards. Much to do with a fantastic outing for the Tech defense. Some of this was Sanders making bad decisions, other times it was bad o-line play.

Speaking of the Tech defense they gave up zero points to the Cowboys in the first quarter and just 7 points to end the half. Jordyn Brooks was an absolute nightmare for Spencer Sanders ending the game with three sacks. He also had four tackles for loss.

Oklahoma State’s defense collapsed in the second half allowing Tech to build 34-14 lead back up after the offense was trying to come back. They couldn’t get off the field fast enough and just tuckered out.

Spencer Sanders showed in Lubbock that he has a lot of growing up to do. That combined with a defense that could only do so much was a mountain the Cowboys couldn’t climb.

They have a week off coming up. And it couldn’t be coming at a better time. After that they’ll take on the Baylor Bears in Boone Pickens for Homecoming on Oct.19.