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Late Field Goal Lifts Texas Tech Past No. 19 Kansas 16-13


LAWRENCE, Kan. ( – Devin Neal rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and the Kansas defense held Texas Tech to 16 points, but it was not enough as the Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the No. 19 Kansas Jayhawks 16-13 in front of a sold-out crowd inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Kansas trailed 13-0 entering the fourth quarter and came back to tie it up at 13-13 with 0:26 remaining in the game. However, Texas Tech drove 63 yards in four plays to set up Gino Garcia for a game-winning 30-yard field goal.

Neal has now tallied 2,762 yards in his career, which passes John Riggins, Gale Sayers and Clark Green for fifth on the all-time list. Neal finished with 137 yards and a touchdown to mark his fourth 100-yard game of the season and the 10th of his career.

Kansas took the ball first but struggled to get anything going on its first two drives, going 3-and-out to start the game. Texas Tech took advantage of the slow KU start and jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.

Kansas found momentum in the second quarter but was unable to reach the endzone in the first half, as Texas Tech stopped Kansas on a 4th-and-goal with 3:05 remaining in the half. Texas Tech would take the 10-0 lead into halftime.

Texas Tech would extend its lead to 13-0 with 2:58 remaining in the third quarter on a 31-yard field goal by Gino Garcia.

Following a missed Texas Tech field goal, Kansas found its first touchdown when running back Devin Neal broke off a 60-yard rush for a touchdown, marking his 27th career rushing touchdown. Texas Tech held the lead, 13-7 with 12:12 remaining in the game.

After forcing a Texas Tech punt on the next possession, Kansas got the ball at its own 23-yard line. The Jayhawks drove 71 yards over 11 plays but were forced to kick a field goal from the Texas Tech 6-yard line. The field goal cut the deficit to 13-10 with 4:42 left in the contest.

Kansas made Texas Tech punt again to give the Jayhawks a chance to tie or take the lead. After a touchback, KU marched 77 yards in 14 plays to get the ball down to the Texas Tech 3-yard line. Kansas was unable to convert the opportunity into a touchdown and kicked a field goal to tie the game at 13-13.

Three quick completions got Texas Tech down to the Kansas 12-yard line to setup Garcia for the game-winning field goal.

The Jayhawks host its final home game of the season against Kansas State for the Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, Nov. 18. The Jayhawks will then close out the season on Saturday, Nov. 25 in a road contest at Cincinnati.