Three things we’re talking about: Texas Tech offense struggles, Keke shutdown, kicking woes

Offensive struggles

Texas Tech failed to score an offensive touchdown for the first time since a 66-6 loss to Oklahoma State back in 2011. In addition, the Red Raiders scored their fewest points since a 12-3 loss at TCU back in 2006 — and fewest in a home game since a 56-3 defeat to No. 1 Nebraska back in 2000.

“It’s frustrating,” Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said when asked of the frustrations he has with the offense.”You have your opportunities. I think we were in the red zone four or five times, scored three points.”

Coutee shutdown

Keke Coutee, a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award handed out to the nation’s best wide receiver, did not have much success against the Horned Frogs defense Saturday.

The junior was targeted three times and caught two passes for 10 yards. It marked the second straight game the Lufkin native had only two catches.

Prior to those performances, Coutee had not caught less than three passes since a one-catch game against TCU back on Oct. 29, 2016. He finished with two yards.

Kicking woes

Clayton Hatfield, who made a 39-yard field goal against Baylor on Nov. 11, continued his positive streak against No. 11 TCU.

The junior made his first field goal from 22 yards out before missing the next two from 47 and 20 yards, respectively.

Collectively, Texas Tech’s field goal kickers — Matthew Cluck, Michael Barden and Clayton Hatfield — have missed eight of their last 10 field goals.

Source: LubbockOnline.com

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