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    Tech's running back out for season

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    Tough break for Texas Tech: RB Eric Stephens out for season (knee). Big 12's second leading rusher at 114 ypg, 8 TDs
    Obviously this sucks for Stephens and luckily for him he's a junior so he'll get the chance to come back next year.

    However, from a pragmatic standpoint this just makes the game this weekend all the more important, as Tech becomes even more of a winnable game with one of the top rushers in the conference gone from their lineup. With Kansas as a likely win and Tech losing a team leader, getting the win on Saturday is huge for us to go bowling.

    I know the coaches and players can't say it in interviews. But this really is a must win game if we are going to have a decent season.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    that is good news for our terrible run defense



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Hate to celebrate an injury, but, frankly, we need every break we can get at this point.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    HUGE loss for them



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Per Blair Blair Kerkhoff


    Obviously this sucks for Stephens and luckily for him he's a junior so he'll get the chance to come back next year.

    However, from a pragmatic standpoint this just makes the game this weekend all the more important, as Tech becomes even more of a winnable game with one of the top rushers in the conference gone from their lineup. With Kansas as a likely win and Tech losing a team leader, getting the win on Saturday is huge for us to go bowling.

    I know the coaches and players can't say it in interviews. But this really is a must win game if we are going to have a decent season.
    Unfortunately there are no "likely" wins on our schedule.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Umm KU couldnt beat my HS varsity team.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Here's a video of his injury.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdIfTe5V0T0]Eric Stephens injury - YouTube[/ame]



    Tech and A&M fans are e-fighting about it.




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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

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    Here's a video of his injury.

    Eric Stephens injury - YouTube



    Tech and A&M fans are e-fighting about it.
    Dirty hit, but I doubt he meant to injure him.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    that is good news for our terrible run defense
    Outside of Baylor our run defense has actually been pretty solid. If it wasn't, we would have gotten beat by Iowa and probably UCONN. Against Baylor, we were willing to let them run the ball. That was pretty obvious.


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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    Dirty hit, but I doubt he meant to injure him.
    I don't even know that it was dirty. He was wrapping up which makes me believe he was just trying to make a tackle. Of course, if that was James White I would probably call it cheap.


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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I don't even know that it was dirty. He was wrapping up which makes me believe he was just trying to make a tackle. Of course, if that was James White I would probably call it cheap.
    Agreed. The slow motion replay makes it looks bad, but in reality if the RB catches that ball he's not turned toward the sideline like that and it's just a standard tackle/wrap-up around the waist and legs.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I don't even know that it was dirty. He was wrapping up which makes me believe he was just trying to make a tackle. Of course, if that was James White I would probably call it cheap.
    Yeah, looks like it was an unlucky planted foot. If his left foot hadn't stuck into the turf there would have been no injury at all.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by acoustimac View Post
    Unfortunately there are no "likely" wins on our schedule.
    UNI would beat Kansas by 50.



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    Re: Tech's running back out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    UNI would beat Kansas by 50.
    The only thing that scares me is when a star player goes down there is always that guy just waiting to get his chance and he seems to go all out to get noticed. I hope that is not the case but i've seen it a million times at PSU. Anyway we will still win

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