Boulder, CO (Sports Network) – Kicker Matt Williams connected on a 36-yard field goal with 2:08 remaining in the game to give the Texas Tech Red Raiders a 27-24 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes in a Big 12 Conference battle at Folsom Field.
Taylor Potts completed 24-of-38 pass attempts for 286 yards and two touchdowns for Texas Tech (4-3, 2-3 Big 12). Alexander Torres caught six passes for 133 yards and one touchdown in the win.
Colorado (3-4, 0-3) was led by quarterback Cody Hawkins, who threw for 274 yards and two scores on 22-of-43 passing. Toney Clemons had eight receptions for 98 yards, while Paul Richardson caught four passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
Colorado struck first after Tyler Hansen rushed up the middle for a one-yard touchdown, giving the Buffaloes the early advantage.
The score remained that way into the second quarter when Texas Tech answered with a one-yard touchdown run from Aaron Crawford to knot the game up.
Colorado took a 10-7 lead into the intermission after kicker Aric Goodman connected on a 23-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining in the first half. Hawkins found Paul Richardson for a three-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter to give Colorado a 17-7 lead.
The Red Raiders brought the deficit to 17-14 after Torres caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Potts.
Colorado took a 24-14 advantage into the final quarter after Hawkins once again found Richardson, this time for a 60-yard touchdown completion.
It was all Texas Tech in the fourth quarter. The Red Raiders brought the deficit to 24-17 after a 40-yard field goal from Matt Williams.
Potts completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Lyle Leong to knot the game up at 24 all.
With 2:08 remaining in the contest, Williams put the Red Raiders on top for good after splitting the uprights from 36 yards out to give Texas Tech the 27-24 victory.