LUBBOCK, Texas —
Boykin scrambled for a first down on a 30-yard run to the Red Raiders 32 late in the third quarter, but Jackson Richards intercepted his pass shortly after and returned it 20 yards.
Jace Amaro caught nine passes for 97 yards to lead Texas Tech. Eric Ward, the Red Raiders’ leading receiver coming into the game, went without a catch. He was covered most of the night by Jason Verrett, TCU’s standout defensive back.
Texas Tech went up 10-0 in the first quarter, but both teams’ second quarters were plagued with penalties and punts by both teams.
Mayfield found Kenny Williams in the flat along the near sideline on the Red Raiders’ initial series, and he picked up some blocks and evaded at least one tackler to score a 50-yard touchdown. After the Red Raiders stalled at TCU’s 22 on their third possession, Bustin kicked a 39-yard field goal to put Texas Tech up 10-0.
Mayfield threw interceptions in each quarter, but TCU failed to capitalize on either. Boykin was stymied on the ground and through the air and failed to get the Horned Frogs going.
Mayfield and the Red Raiders had chances to build on their lead. They had first downs at the TCU 29, 49 and 36, but came away without any points.