Texas Tech’s Onside Kick Mistake Leads to Baylor University Touchdown

Texas Tech beat Baylor University 45-38 on Saturday night, but they had to do it in spite of one of the dumbest football mistakes you’ll ever see.

During the first period, the Red Raiders tried to catch Baylor by surprise with an onside kick, but they didn’t realize that the ball was still live after traveling only eight yards. Baylor player Terrance Ganaway quickly picked up the ball and ran for a 38 yard touchdown.

The mistake put the Bears up 13-7. Texas came back to win it 45-38.

Texas coach Tommy Tuberville spoke to the Dallas Morning News about the disappointing play.

“[The ball] was there, we just didn't kick it far enough,” Tuberville said. “For some reason, our kicker, he didn't recover the ball and we just didn't coach him well enough. I'll take full responsibility for that. But man, it just knocked the air out of us."

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