Texas Tech receiver Jakeem Grant racked up 221 all-purpose yards in the first quarter Saturday, including a 100-yard kickoff return and a 90-yard catch-and-run against Oklahoma State. John Weast Getty Images
Texas Tech receiver Jakeem Grant raced his way to 210 all-purpose yards in the opening 11 minutes of Saturday's game to help the Red Raiders open an early lead on No. 12 Oklahoma State.
Grant ran a kickoff back 100 yards for a touchdown with 4:33 to go in the first quarter to answer an Oklahoma State touchdown that had cut Texas Tech's lead to 17-7. By halftime, he had six catches for 130 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown as Tech took a 38-28 lead.
Four minutes into the first quarte, he came up with a play that could down as the best individual effort in the nation all season. With the ball at its own 3-yard line, Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes dropped off a short pass to Grant at the 4. He then went into video-game mode, cutting and juking east, west, south, north, zig-zagging and weaving through would-be tacklers until he was finally dropped inside the Oklahoma State 10-yard line.
Texas Tech would cap it off with a touchdown for a 14-0 lead.