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Texas Tech Football Notebook: Schooler and Garibay Win Weekly Big 12 Awards

Light on news.

Good morning! Pretty light on news this morning. The official site has started posting the zoom conference call that happens on Sunday, but there wasn’t much news that came out of that. At this point, there’s no updates on any injuries as my guess is that Wells and the staff really haven’t had time to assess where the players are in terms of their injuries.

Cinematic recap.

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but after the TCU game, the Red Raiders play Kansas in Lawrence on October 16th and kickoff will be at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN+.

Texas Tech linebacker Colin Schooler and kicker Jonathan Garibay each earned Big 12 honors, Schooler earning the defensive player of the week and Garibay earning co-specialist of the week. Congrats to both!

Schooler recorded 15 tackles and forced a key first-half fumble to help the Red Raiders to improve to 4-1 on the season following a 23-20 victory at West Virginia. The senior linebacker finished one tackle shy of his career high, which came previously during his time at Arizona. It marked his most tackles as a Red Raider and was the 16th time in his career to reach double digits.

Schooler’s top play in the afternoon came early against West Virginia as he got to quarterback Jarret Doege, forcing the strip sack on only the second drive for the Mountaineers. Devin Drew recovered the fumble at the West Virginia 34-yard line, setting up Texas Tech’s second touchdown drive of the game. The sack pushed Schooler, the nation’s active leader in career tackles and tackles for loss, to 54.0 TFLs for his career, only two shy of entering the top 25 all-time in NCAA FBS history.

Garibay, meanwhile, connected on all three field goals he attempted, including the game-winner from 32 yards out in the closing seconds. It marked the second game-winning field goal of Garibay’s career as he previously helped the Red Raiders walk off with a victory against Baylor a year ago. The senior also found the uprights from 33 and 29 yards in the win, the first of which came in a hurried sequence to beat the clock to end the first half. Garibay is now 6-for-6 on field goal attempts this season.

Red Raider Sports’ Ben Golan recaps what the Texas Tech commits (as well as targets) did this past week in their high school games.

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