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College Sports

Texas Tech Falls 52-34 To Oklahoma State

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws a pass against the Southern Methodist Mustangs on August 30, 2013 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws a pass against the Southern Methodist Mustangs on August 30, 2013 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury watched Davis Webb have an “up-and-down” game in his fourth start as quarterback, falling 52-34 to No. 18 Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

But it didn’t all fall on Webb’s shoulders

“I don’t think the supporting cast played as well either,” the first-year coach said. “I thought we had plays to be made and didn’t make them. To keep up when teams are scoring you got to make all the plays.”

Clint Chelf threw for two touchdowns and a season-high 211 yards and ran for two more scores against No. 15 Texas Tech.

Desmond Roland ran for three touchdowns, a week after getting four for Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1).

Chelf scored on a 67 yard quarterback draw, and was 18-for-34 passing with two interceptions.

The win keeps Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title hunt and makes the road for Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2) more difficult. The Red Raiders have lost two straight.

Cowboys returner Josh Stewart set up the last of Roland’s touchdowns after returning a punt 46 yards in the third quarter.

Webb, a freshman, was 45 for 71 for 425 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions, for Texas Tech.

“It’s a good defense, it’s a good team,” Kingsbury said of the Cowboys. Webb’s “a freshman and he’s standing in there and battling well.”

Jace Amaro finished with 174 yards and a touchdown on 15 catches for the Red Raiders.

Chelf scored on a 67 yard quarterback draw, and was 18-for-34 passing with two interceptions.

The win keeps Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1) right behind Texas in the Big 12 title hunt and makes the road for Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2) more difficult. The Red Raiders have lost two straight.

“We’ve got a chance,” Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said. “We’re not good enough to look past the next game, but our team’s improving.”

Cowboys returner Josh Stewart set up the last of Roland’s touchdowns after returning a punt 46 yards in the third quarter.

Davis Webb was 45 for 71 for 425 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions, for Texas Tech.

Jace Amaro finished with 174 yards and a touchdown on 15 catches for the Red Raiders. It was his eighth-straight game with at least eight catches.

“We knew that was their No. 1 target,” Cowboys safety Daytawion Lowe said. “He’s a big, good, physical receiver so we knew we had to control him. We had to keep him contained to win this game today.”

Stewart jump started the second half for the Cowboys on his punt return that took Oklahoma State to the Red Raiders 11. Roland ran the ball four straight times, the last for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Cowboys up 35-24.

Stewart returned the Red Raiders next punt 17 yards and on third-and-9 from the Cowboys 33, Chelf called his own number and rambled up the middle for his 67-yard touchdown.

Twice the two teams traded interceptions and Texas Tech got touchdowns after both of its picks.

Texas Tech gave up a season-high 281 yards rushing and a season-high five touchdowns on the ground.

The Cowboys tallied 492 total yards, the most the Red Raiders have given up all season.

It was the Cowboys fifth straight win over the Red Raiders. Oklahoma State is the first team to beat Texas Tech three straight times in Lubbock since Nebraska (1994, 1996 and 2000).

The Cowboys took a record crowd of 61,836 out of the game early, jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Oklahoma State converted touchdowns on a fumble by Amaro — his second in two games — and after a blocked punt.

The Cowboys first three scores came on two 1-yard touchdowns by Roland and a 6-yard pass from Chelf to Tracy Moore.

Texas Tech came into the game tied for ninth worst in turnovers in the nation with 19, including seven interceptions Webb.

Webb’s first interception was negated three plays later. Chelf never saw defender Pete Robertson, who returned it 21 yards to pull Texas Tech within 28-17.

The freshman found receiver Eric Ward in the flat on about the Cowboys 35 and Ward raced up the near sideline and outran a defender for a 38-yard score to make it 21-10 on the first play of the second quarter. The Red Raiders cut the deficit to 28-24 when Kenny Williams scored on a 2-yard run with 2 minutes left in the half.

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