Posted December 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Texas Tech has had a difficult month since coach Tommy Tuberville left abruptly for the job at Cincinnati. The struggles continued on Friday night, and the Red Raiders trailed Minnesota by a touchdown with just more than a minute left in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. That was when seniors D.J. Johnson and Seth Doege came through with big plays to help Texas Tech to a 34-31 win. After Doege connected with Eric Ward on a 35-yard scoring play to pull the Red Raiders even at 31 with just more than a minute remaining, Johnson returned an interception 39 yards and Ryan Bustin made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give the Red Raiders the win. ''We've overcome a lot of adversity,'' Johnson said. ''To end my last play like that is a blessing.'' Michael Carter intercepted two of Doege's passes in the fourth quarter before the tying score, but Minnesota couldn't convert either of the turnovers into points. ''Things weren't always going our way ... but we kept fighting and put oursel...
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