Texas Tech football: The top 5 Red Raider moments of 2020

Oct 31, 2020; Lubbock, Texas, USA; A Texas Tech Red Raiders football sits on the field before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 31, 2020; Lubbock, Texas, USA; A Texas Tech Red Raiders football sits on the field before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 14, 2020; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive line back Colin Schooler (17) stops Baylor Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer (5) at the goal line in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 14, 2020; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive line back Colin Schooler (17) stops Baylor Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer (5) at the goal line in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

No 1: Schooler’s stop vs. Baylor

We go back to the Baylor game for our top moment of the year.  And had it not been for Colin Schooler’s goal-line stop against BU quarterback Charlie Brewer, Garibay would not have had the opportunity to play the hero that night.

It was a play that initially stood out because of the violence of the hit.  On 3rd and goal from the Tech 4, Brewer tried to extend the Bears 20-12 lead by keeping the ball and running for a TD.  However, he was violently stopped in his tracks by Schooler who met him right before he reached the endzone.

The hit was so forceful that it seemed as if it was going to break Brewer in half backward.  Part of that was because the QB never saw Schooler coming given that the linebacker was obscured by a Baylor receiver, which he pushed out of the way to get to the ball carrier.

But what we didn’t know at the time was that Schooler’s heroics would prove to save the day that evening in Lubbock.  That’s because it forced Baylor to kick a FG to extend its lead to just 11 points.

That left Tech some hope of coming back, which is exactly what happened.  The Red Raiders would end the game on a 12-0 run to stun Baylor and give Garibay the chance for the storybook ending.

This play is destined to be compared to another legendary Red Raider hit.  In 2005, Red Raider safety Dwayne Slay nearly decapitated Alan Everidge on a hit that was legal at the time and up until Schooler’s hit on Brewer, that was the most devastating hit in the modern era of Texas Tech football.

But now we have a new contender for that title and it is one that we should take seriously because the play that Schooler made against Baylor was bone-rattling.  It was also the best moment of the 2020 Texas Tech football season.

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