Despite some very sloppy play that would have gotten them in trouble if they were playing a more formidable opponent, the Texas Tech Red Raiders led Eastern Washington at the half, 28-17. The Eagles narrowed the deficit to 11 when Felipe Macias booted a 55-yard field goal _ it cleared the goal post by some eight yards _ on the final play of the first half.
Tech was its own worst enemy in the first half when it incredibly committed 13 penalties for 124 yards. At the half, Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was 23 of 33 for 237 yards, one touchdown and one interception, while Michael Crabtree had six catches for 47 yards and a TD, and Eric Morris hauled in four passes for 62 yards.
Eastern Washington quarterback Matt Nichols completed 17 of 29 passes for 156 yards and two interceptions in the first half.
-- Dwain Price