Texas Tech 31, Texas Christian 28
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Jason Clemmons threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Lloyd Hill with a three seconds left Saturday as Texas Tech rallied for a 31-28 victory over Texas Christian in a wild game that had four touchdowns in the final 2:34.
Freshman reserve Max Knake came in to throw two fourth-quarter scoring passes to Jimmy Oliver, including one with 49 seconds to play.
But it wasn’t enough for the Horned Frogs (2-7-1, 1-5 Southwest Conference),
Knake gave the Frogs a 21-17 lead at the 2:34 mark with a 7-yard scoring pass to Oliver.
Then Clemmons, who had been intercepted four times, flipped an 8-yard touchdown strike to Hill with 1:06 seconds left to give Texas Tech (4-6, 3-3) a 24-21 lead.
Knake still had another bullet left. He whipped a long pass downfield that Oliver took away from Tech safety Tracy Saul for the score, sending the Amon Carter Stadium crowd into bedlam.
The last word, however, belonged to Clemmons, who took Tech 80 yards in five plays, the payoff coming on the long throw to Hill behind two TCU defenders.
The Frogs upset Texas 23-14 last week for the their first victory over the Longhorns in 25 years.
Tech tied the game at 14-14 early in the fourth quarter when Clemmons hit Derrell Mitchell on a 66-yard touchdown pass. Mitchell faked a short route, then beat safety Tony Rand deep.
TCU led 14-7 at halftime as linebacker Brad Smith ran back Byron Morris’ fumble 39 yards to set up a 3-yard scoring pass from Leon Clay to tight end Greg Harriss.
The Red Raiders resorted to trickery to tie the game at 7-7. On a fake punt, Saul hit Kirby Adams with a 37-yard pass that positioned Tech for Morris’ 14-yard touchdown run.
Clay struck again with 2:47 left in the half with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Shipley, who was left wide open when defender Donny Brooks fell.
Saul moved into fourth place on the NCAA career interception list by picking off Clay’s pass in the second quarter. Saul has 25 career interceptions, five this season.