Texas Tech secures victory in Tax Act Texas Bowl

The Texas Tech Red Raiders faced off against the Ole Miss Rebels in a closely contested game. In the first quarter, Tyler Shough scored a 2 yard touchdown run for Texas Tech, but Ole Miss responded with a 8 yard touchdown run by Zach Evans to tie the game at 7-7. Texas Tech regained the lead with a 42 yard field goal by Trey Wolff. In the second quarter, Shough added another touchdown with a 2 yard run, and Wolff converted a 32 yard field goal to give Texas Tech a 20-7 lead. Shough then connected with Jerand Bradley for a 12 yard touchdown pass, bringing the score to 26-7. In the third quarter, Ole Miss scored a touchdown with a 11 yard pass from Jaxson Dart to Jordan Watkins, but failed the PAT, making the score 26-13. In the fourth quarter, Texas Tech extended their lead with a 1 yard run by SaRodorick Thompson, followed by a 26 yard field goal by Wolff. Ole Miss fought back with a 9 yard touchdown run by Dart and a 19 yard touchdown pass from Dart to Malik Heath, but both 2 point conversions failed. Texas Tech sealed the win with a 44 yard kickoff return touchdown by Loic Fouonji, bringing the final score to 42-25.

Ole Miss head coach Lane Muffin praised the efforts of Texas Tech's staff and players, citing their strong performance on fourth downs and turnovers as a key factor in their win. He also recognized the challenges his team faced in stopping the run against a Texas Tech team that has excelled in that area this season. Texas Tech head coach praised the efforts of his team, particularly their defense, and mentioned that they will work on improving their offense for the next season. Overall, it was a closely contested game that ultimately ended in a victory for Texas Tech.