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Laramie, Wyo.– Andrew Beasley threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end John Michael Gyllenburg on fourth-and-7, then running back Sam Scott made a two-point conversion as Wyoming stunned Texas Tech 35-33 in double overtime Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium in both teams’ season opener. .
Tyler Shough, who finished with 338 yards passing and three touchdowns, gave the Red Raiders a 33-27 lead after finding Jerand Bradley for a 15-yard score, but the senior quarterback’s conversion pass failed.
The result of Scott’s exit sent a crowd of 26,450 spectators pouring into the stadium late Saturday after a game was delayed 78 minutes due to a thunderstorm that passed through Laramie.
Paisley, who limped off the field at the end of regulation after being hit hard by nose tackle Jaylon Hutchings, ran for a 5-yard touchdown on the first possession of overtime.
“For this game, it was just taking them to the end of the pool, and they would fall apart,” Beasley said in a postgame interview on the court with CBS. “That’s exactly what we did, and I’m happy to be out with W.”
Tahj Brooks answered for Texas Tech with a 6-yard touchdown run on third-and-two to force a second overtime.
The Red Raiders quickly took a 17-0 lead, aided by fumbles by Wyoming linebackers Jamari Ferrell and DQ James.
Voted to the preseason AP All-America Second Team, John Hoyland kicked a 56-yard field goal to stem the Cowboys’ bleeding and start a 20-0 run.
Paisley was in and out of the match with minor injuries, but none of that seemed to matter to him in the end.
“I always say I’m injured, not injured, so I can play,” Paisley said. “That’s kind of my motto.” “I kept going with it, I kept reading, and it turned out.”
The Red Raiders entered the season with high expectations after beating Oklahoma and Texas in the same season for the first time in 2022, but they were one of four Big 12 clubs to falter on Saturday. Baylor, TCU, and West Virginia also lost in Week 1, with only the Mountaineers as the underdogs.
Especially with the Big 12 now expanding, look no further than Texas Tech to schedule more road games against Group of Five opponents anytime soon.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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