Texas made its last trip to Lubbock with a secondary full of freshmen and sophomores who were just trying to keep up against the wizardry of Texas Tech's passing offense.
The Longhorns paid the price for it.
Freshman safety Blake Gideon dropped a sure interception. One
play later, sophomore cornerback Curtis Brown and freshman safety
Earl Thomas were beaten on the sideline, allowing Michael Crabtree
to scoot into the end zone for Texas Tech's winning touchdown with
1 second left.
Thomas is now in the NFL, but Gideon and Brown say they're going
back to Lubbock on Saturday night better players because of what
happened to them.
Sixth-ranked Texas (2-0) and the Red Raiders (2-0) meet in the
Big 12 opener for both teams.