Freshman backup quarterback Davis Webb threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Marquez with 3:48 remaining to lead Texas Tech to a 20-10 victory over No. 24 Texas Christian on Thursday night at Lubbock.
The score came after the Red Raiders (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) thought they'd scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Webb to DeAndre Washington, but he dropped the ball at the half-yard line. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty took them back to the TCU 14. Two plays later, Webb hit Marquez, and Ryan Bustin added a 37-yard field goal for the final score.
TCU (1-2, 0-1) scored its only touchdown when B.J. Catalon ran in from 17 yards to make it 10-10 with 6:28 remaining
With quarterback Casey Pachall sidelined by a broken arm, Trevone Boykin completed 18 for 29 passes for 159 yards and two interceptions.
Texas Tech's starting quarterback, Baker Mayfield, left the game in the fourth quarter because of what appeared to be a leg injury.
Tennessee Coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against No. 2 Oregon while the university investigates allegations he was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. "Right now our compliance group is currently in the process of working through all the details and logistics of the situation," Jones said.
Former Vanderbilt player Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, who is facing rape charges in Nashville, has been kicked off Alcorn State's team less than a day after his presence attracted attention. "Alcorn failed to sufficiently examine the allegations against McKenzie before allowing him to participate in our football program," President M. Christopher Brown II said in a statement. McKenzie, 19, and three other former Vanderbilt players are charged with raping an unconscious Vanderbilt student at a campus dormitory in June. The four were dismissed from the university June 29. McKenzie returned three kickoffs for 80 yards for Alcorn against Mississippi State last weekend in a 51-7 loss.