Texas Tech escapes TCU with a 27-24 double-OT victory

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Clayton Hatfield kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime and Texas Tech beat TCU 27-24 in a surprisingly low-scoring game on Saturday.

Patrick Mahomes scrambled 15 yards for a touchdown in the first overtime before TCU tied the game on Desmon White's incredible 25-yard TD catch from backup quarterback Foster Sawyer.

The Horned Frogs (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) had the ball to start the second overtime. But Brandon Hatfield, not related to the Texas Tech kicker, shanked a 40-yard field goal attempt, his third miss of the game.

A week after matching an FBS record with 734 yards passing in a 66-59 loss to Oklahoma, Mahomes went 24 of 39 for 206 yards with two touchdowns and an interception as Texas Tech (4-4, 2-3) ended a three-game losing streak.

The previous two times the teams met in Fort Worth, they combined for 109 points both times. Tech won 56-53 in triple overtime in 2012, and TCU broke Big 12 and school records in an 82-27 win two years ago. The Frogs won 55-52 in Lubbock last year.


Texas Tech hosts Texas.

TCU travels to Baylor.

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