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November 18, 2012

No. 23 Red Raiders get shredded again by Cowboys

STILLWATER — Seth Doege and No. 23 Texas Tech thought they’d never get beaten as badly as during a 60-point loss to Oklahoma State last season.

The rematch wasn’t much better.

Isaiah Anderson had a career-best 174 yards receiving and caught three long touchdown passes from Clint Chelf in his final home game, leading Oklahoma State to a 59-21 win against the Red Raiders on Saturday.

Zack Craig blocked a pair of punts, returning one for a touchdown, as the Cowboys (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) won their fourth straight in the series and the second in a row in decisive fashion. The Red Raiders’ 66-6 loss in last season’s game was the most lopsided defeat in the program’s history.

“Tough night for us,” Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. “We ran into a buzzsaw.”

The Red Raiders had a chance to pass the defending conference champions in the Big 12 standings, and perhaps secure a better bowl destination, but instead dropped their fifth straight game in Stillwater in another blowout.

Doege threw for 230 yards with two interceptions and a single touchdown pass for Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4). He started the day leading the Bowl Subdivision with 34 touchdown passes this season.

The Red Raiders also turned it over on a snap over Doege’s head and had twice as many penalty yards as Oklahoma State.

“Bad things just kept happening to us,” said Tuberville, who didn’t allow his players to speak to reporters.

Tuberville blamed some of the offensive issues on the loss of left tackle LaAdrian Waddle, the team’s best offensive lineman, to an injury.

Everything came unglued during the second quarter, when a series of big plays on defense and special teams sparked Oklahoma State to 28 consecutive points.

The Cowboys sacked Doege three times in the first half and Tyler Johnson was pressuring him again to force an ill-advised throw that Shamiel Gary intercepted. Just two plays later, Chelf connected with Anderson on a 33-yard flea flicker pass to push the Oklahoma State advantage to 21-7.

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