Following a touchdown that pulled Texas Tech to within one touchdown of Oklahoma State Saturday night, Kliff Kingsbury made a gutsy call. Instead of kicking off, he called for a surprise onside kick that caught the Cowboys off guard.
A 15-yard penalty meant the Red Raiders were kicking off at the 50-yard line. They came up with the ball, making Kingsbury’s gambit pay off.
Surprise onside kick! Tech recovers and can tie it with a touchdown here. pic.twitter.com/u6wS7y6YFm
— Dave Campbell's Texas Football — TexasFootball.com (@dctf) October 1, 2017
To say this was a ballsy call is a bit of an understatement.
HUGE CALL FROM KLIFF ON THE ONSIDE. pic.twitter.com/ykmnqpR5Ns
— The Rob Breaux Show (@robbreauxshow) October 1, 2017
Kliff Kingsbury with that onside. pic.twitter.com/CVMNN8D9hj
— Thomas Mooney (@_NewSlang) October 1, 2017
Kliff Kingsbury has has some Texas sized confidence making the onside kick call- and the Red Raiders recover it. New game in Lubbock.
— Andrew Horn (@theandrewhorn) October 1, 2017
FINALLY!!!! A TEAM KICKING OFF FROM THE 50 TRIED AN ONSIDE KICK!!!! AND THEY RECOVERED IT!!!! TEXAS TECH IS MY NEW 2ND FAVORITE TEAM!!!!
— Brian Cox (@BCox5503) October 1, 2017
Besides the air raid. Little things like that onside kick are why I love watching Texas Tech. Kliff Kingsbury is a G.
— Yablong (@mikeyablong) October 1, 2017
Tell em Doc!!! Onside kick!! pic.twitter.com/qQbtVKhaMY
— John Rhiannon Thomas (@JohnTho2200) October 1, 2017