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Oklahoma State-Texas Tech football: Kliff Kingsbury says team came out flat in second half

Kliff Kingsbury spoke to reporters about what went wrong in the 52-34 home loss to the Cowboys.
BY GINA MIZELL Published: November 2, 2013

Kliff Kingsbury has ignited the Texas Tech fan base in his first season as head coach, leading the Red Raiders to a 7-0 record and top-10 ranking before losing back-to-back games to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Kingsbury spoke to reporters about what went wrong in the 52-34 home loss to the Cowboys.

How difficult is it to win a game with turnovers and mental errors on special teams?

“Yeah, that's tough. You lose the turnover battle and get outplayed on special teams against a really tough team like that, you're going to have a hard time winning the game. I thought the first half, it was a good effort to battle back. We come out and get a three-and-out two drives in a row, and then we're just chasing them the rest of the half.”

How did quarterback Davis Webb play tonight?

“Up and down. There were some plays to be made. I didn't think the supporting cast played as well, either. I thought we had plays to be made and didn't make them. To keep up, when (teams) are scoring that much, you've got to make all the plays.”

It seemed like the team lost the energy it had. Did that play a part in it?

“The next guy up has to keep that level, and we weren't able to do that tonight. I don't know what the cause was. I thought we had good momentum going into the locker room and then came out really flat and didn't play well in the second half.”


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