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No. 25 Texas Tech beats Kansas 41-34 in 2OT

Associated Press Modified: November 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm •  Published: November 10, 2012
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 25 Texas Tech has practiced the play that gave the Red Raiders a 41-34 double overtime win over Kansas on Saturday — not always with the best results.

Eric Stephens took the snap out of the wildcat formation, rolled to his right and threw a 3-yard jump pass to Darrin Moore for the winning touchdown.

"It's been hit or miss in practice, but I just had a really good feeling about it," quarterback Seth Doege said. "I think Eric's one of those guys when you call his number, he's going to get the job done."

Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings couldn't connect with Tre' Parmalee in the end zone on fourth-and-9 for Kansas to end the Jayhawks' chances.

The two teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime. Cummings found James Sims for a 5-yard score to put Kansas up 34-27. Stephens tied it at 34 on a 1-yard run.

The Jayhawks (1-9, 0-7 Big 12) came from behind in the fourth quarter and sent the game into overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Nick Prolago with under a minute remaining in regulation. Those points were set up by a 44-yard run by Cummings on fourth-and-3 from the Jayhawks 36 that took the ball down to the Texas Tech 20.

"Michael runs down there and keeps the ball and almost takes it to the house," Kansas coach Charlie Weis said. "With my luck, he would have taken it to the house too quickly because, as it was, they came down the field and had a chance to win right there."

Doege completed 45 of 59 passes for three touchdowns and 476 yards for Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3). He had one interception in the second quarter that seemed to give the Jayhawks belief they could upset the Red Raiders. The Jayhawks outscored the Red Raiders 20-6 in regulation after the interception.

Tony Pierson had a career-high 202 rushing yards on 16 carries for Kansas, which lost its ninth in a row and 19th straight Big 12 game.

Pierson also got the longest run from scrimmage this season for the Jayhawks when he scampered 69 yards to set up Sims' 3-yard run that pulled Kansas within 27-24 with about nine minutes remaining in the game.

Sims, the junior from Irving, Texas, got his sixth game with more than 100 yards, becoming the first Jayhawk to do so since 1961. He finished with 127 yards on 30 carries.

The win ended a two-game skid for the Red Raiders, following losses to Texas and Kansas State.

Doege's completion to Tyson Williams at the Kansas 20 with six seconds remaining in regulation was called back after a review because Doege's knee hit the ground after he fumbled the snap. Then Ryan Bustin missed to the left by about a yard on a 41-yard field goal attempt in high winds that would have won the game at the end of regulation.

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