Bowman, Texas Tech hold off Houston Baptist 35-33 in opener

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Texas Tech's quarterback Alex Bowman passes downfield in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Houston Baptist, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Rogers)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Alan Bowman threw for 430 yards and two touchdowns and Texas Tech stopped FCS team Houston Baptist on a 2-point conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter, hanging on for a 35-33 victory. SaRodorick Thompson ran for two scores in the opener of the pandemic-shortened season for the Red Raiders in front of a socially distanced crowd of 11,157. Bailey Zappe threw for 567 yards and four touchdowns in Houston Baptist’s first game against a Power 5 opponent.