Nov 27, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Donovan Smith (7) and Baylor Bears linebacker Terrel Bernard (2) dive for the ball on a muffed punt by Smith during the first half at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

No. 8 Baylor hangs on to get past Texas Tech

Blake Shapen passed for 254 yards and two touchdowns, while Abram Smith added 117 yards rushing and a score as No. 8 Baylor outlasted visiting Texas Tech 27-24 on Saturday afternoon in the Big 12 Conference regular-season finale for both teams at Waco, Texas.

Texas Tech’s Jonathan Garibay was wide left from 53 yards on a field-goal attempt on the final play of the game that would have forced overtime.

The Bears (10-2, 7-2 in Big 12) will earn a spot in the Big 12 Championship game if Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma later Saturday. If the Sooners win, they would set up a rematch with the Cowboys on Dec. 4 in the conference title game at Arlington, Texas despite their loss to Baylor on Nov. 13.

Shapen, starting for the first time in place of the injured Gerry Bohanon, made plays late as Texas Tech responded to every time Baylor tried to put away the game. Trestan Ebner caught four passes for 118 yards and a touchdown for the Bears.

Donovan Smith passed for 262 yards and two scores for Texas Tech (6-6, 3-6). The loss was the second straight and fourth in the past five games for the Red Raiders, who will be playing in a bowl game for the first time since 2017.

The Bears stuck on the game’s opening possession, with Shapen hitting Ebner for a 61-yard TD. Texas Tech fumbled on its first play from scrimmage, and Baylor added to its lead on its next drive with Isaiah Hankins’ 28-yard field goal. The Red Raiders countered with a Garibay’s 46-yard FG with 6:06 to play in the first quarter.

Baylor expanded its lead to 17-3 on a 4-yard TD run by Smith with 5:01 to play in the second quarter after the Bears forced another fumble deep in Texas Tech territory. The Red Raiders responded via Tahj Brooks’ 1-yard scoring rush to cut the deficit to 17-10 with 1:08 remaining in the half.

After a scoreless third quarter, Hankins hit a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth to culminate a 16-play, 69-yard march, Baylor’s longest drive by plays this season. Texas Tech again answered, this time on Smith’s 38-yard TD pass to McLane Mannix with 11:37 remaining to pull within 20-17.

Shapen found Ben Sims for a 9-yard TD pass for Baylor but the Red Raiders replied with a 75-yard catch-and-run from Smith to Travis Koontz just 20 seconds later to keep the margin at three points.

Garibay’s field-goal miss was his first of the season in 14 attempts.

–Field Level Media

Nov 13, 2021; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Tahj Brooks (28) rushes against the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech clips Iowa St. on 62-yard FG as time expires

Texas Tech’s Jonathan Garibay ended the game against Iowa State the same way he ended the first half, but the second boot will be one he and Red Raiders fans will remember for a long time.

Garibay boomed a 62-yard field goal through the upright as time expired to lift Texas Tech to a white-knuckle 41-38 victory in Lubbock, Texas.

The game-winning boot was the end of a seven-play drive engineered by Red Raiders freshman quarterback Donovan Smith, who was dazzling in his first career start. Smith passed for 322 yards and three first-half touchdowns to help Texas Tech (6-4, 3-4) become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2015.

Iowa State kicker Andrew Mevis made a 29-yard field goal to knot the score 38-38 with a minute on the clock, which wiped out a Red Raiders lead that was 31-14 at halftime and remained in double digits most of the second half.

Unfazed, Smith and the Texas Tech offense shrugged off a frustrating half with the clutch drive. Smith was 4-for-4 on the series, utilizing short passes to preserve time on the clock.

Texas Tech had two chances to extend the lead in the third quarter when it moved into field-goal range. But the Red Raiders opted to go on fourth down both times and came up short, and that left the door open for the Cyclones (6-4, 4-3) to rally.

Iowa State did so by scoring touchdowns on three consecutive series before the game-tying kick.

Quarterback Brock Purdy was big in the second half and finished with 356 yards through the air and two touchdowns. But Iowa State never completely got star running back Breece Hall on track: He finished with only 51 yards, though he did score twice.

The stirring finish capped an emotional week for the Red Raiders program, which gained a new coach when former Baylor assistant Joey McGuire was tabbed to replace the fired Matt Wells. McGuire will not take over until after the season.

Texas Tech stormed to a 31-14 halftime lead, sparked by Garibay’s 45-yard field goal right as the second period expired that seemed to provide a spark.

The Red Raiders racked up 326 yards in the first two quarters, buoyed by Smith’s 14-of-18 passing for 209 yards. He zipped three touchdown passes and was a key on third downs when Texas Tech was 6-of-8.

–Field Level Media

Nov 6, 2021; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Texas Longhorns at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Post-season implications on line as Iowa State visits Texas Tech

A strange season for Texas Tech took another unexpected veer on Monday when the school announced that it has hired its new coach. From a Big 12 Conference rival who will move to Lubbock immediately and take over — but not on the field until the season is over.

Meanwhile, the Red Raiders have some difficult business to tend to on the field for three more weeks, starting Saturday afternoon when they entertain Iowa State in a game dripping with importance for both teams.

Texas Tech (5-4, 2-4 Big 12) is still seeking to nail down a sixth victory to attain bowl eligibility under interim coach Sonny Cumbie, who will give way to newly hired Joey McGuire — formerly the Baylor associate head coach — once the 2021 season concludes.

The goals for the Cyclones (6-3, 4-2) are loftier: They need to keep winning to stay in the hunt for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game after notching a fourth win in the last five games last week.

Finding the right focus shouldn’t be a problem for Iowa State, which is coming off perhaps its best half of the season in a 30-7 rout of Texas. The Cyclones trailed 7-3 at halftime but churned out 14 first downs and 296 yards over the final 30 minutes to win going away.

Running back Breece Hall pounded away at the Longhorns for 135 yards rushing (118 in the second half), while veteran quarterback Brock Purdy passed for 252 yards. A trick play — Xavier Hutchinson’s 49-yard double pass to Tarique Milton — triggered the second-half onslaught.

“I don’t think we were too far off from the first half,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said. “We just had more precision and detail in the second.

“I think Breece had one of the best games of his career. … For our team to play great football, he needed to be an A-player.”

The Cyclones head to Lubbock seeking a sixth straight win against the Red Raiders as well as a victory that would secure a winning conference record for the sixth season in a row after recording only one such season from 1990-2016.

They will encounter a Texas Tech team in the middle of a strange transition and sorely in need of an infusion of better defensive play.

In a 52-21 loss at Oklahoma on Oct. 30, the Sooners gashed the Red Raiders for 541 yards — 469 through the air. Both were season worsts for Texas Tech, which has allowed 52 points or more in three of its league setbacks.

Matt Wells was fired on Oct. 25 after the Red Raiders coughed up an early 14-0 lead in a 25-24 loss to Kansas State. Cumbie, a former Texas Tech quarterback who was hired in the offseason as the offensive coordinator, stepped in and seemed to bring a new energy. But the lopsided loss at Oklahoma was not the step in the right direction the Red Raiders were looking for.

Starting with the Cyclones, Texas Tech closes the season against ranked opponents including Oklahoma State on Nov. 20 and at Baylor on Nov. 27. A bye week after the trip to Oklahoma was a welcome respite from a season that is dangerously close to swirling down the drain.

“I think it was important for everybody in this building to really take a step back, take a deep breath and get your feet back under you,” Cumbie said. “I think mentally and physically our guys are in a better place than they were Saturday (after the loss to Oklahoma).

“What we’re trying to do this week is establish a deep belief in yourself, a deep sense of belief in this team, and do everything with great effort and get back to our fundamentals.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 23, 2021; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  Texas Tech Red Raiders kick returner Kaylon Geiger Sr. (10) returns a kick against Kansas State Wildcats defensive back TJ Smith (7) in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State rallies in second half to edge Texas Tech

Deuce Vaughn scored two of his three touchdowns in the second half as Kansas State overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Texas Tech 25-24 on Saturday in Big 12 action in Lubbock, Texas.

Vaughn finished with 120 yards from scrimmage, two rushing touchdowns and the go-ahead receiving TD.

The Wildcats (4-3, 1-3 Big 12) outscored Texas Tech 15-0 in the second half in snapping a three-game losing streak. Skylar Thompson completed 24 of 30 passes for 296 yards and a score.

It didn’t take long for Texas Tech (5-3, 2-3) to get on the scoreboard. Two runs combining for 75 yards put the Red Raiders up 7-0 just 30 seconds into the game. Erik Ezukanma raced 45 yards on a jet sweep for the score.

Malik Knowles fumbled the ensuing kickoff and it was recovered at the Kansas State 23. Six plays later, SaRodorick Thompson punched it in from the 1-yard line on fourth down for a 14-0 Texas Tech lead.

After an exchange of punts, the Wildcats got a 14-play, 78-yard drive that took more than 10 minutes, capped by a 1-yard Vaughn touchdown run to pull within 14-7 early in the second quarter.

Tech then went 75 yards in 10 plays, with SaRodorick Thompson scoring on a 4-yard run.

Each team converted chip-shot field goals before the half.

Kansas State went three-and-out on its first possession of the second half, but Ty Zentner’s punt was downed on the 1. Felix Anudike-Uzomah stuffed SaRodorick Thompson for a safety on the next play. On the next possession, Vaughn scored on fourth-and-inches from the 2 to get within 24-19.

K-State appeared to be driving for the go-ahead score but Nick Lenners fumbled after a catch and the Red Raiders recovered. The Wildcats turned over Tech on downs, taking over at their own 34. After a defensive personal foul penalty helped KSU convert a third-and-34, Skylar Thompson hit Vaughn for a 22-yard touchdown pass to give K-State its first lead at 25-24.

Texas Tech couldn’t get much offense going in the second half, and turned the ball over on downs near midfield on its final drive.

–Field Level Media

Oct 16, 2021; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Henry Colombi (3) passes the ball against the Kansas Jayhawks during the first half at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech stifles Kansas, 41-14

Henry Colombi passed for 124 yards and SaRodorick Thompson rushed for 83 Saturday as Texas Tech dominated defensively and smacked Kansas 41-14 at Lawrence, Kan.

After allowing 300-plus yards rushing in each of their Big 12 defeats, the Red Raiders (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) limited the Jayhawks (1-5, 0-3) to 273 total yards.

The victory pushed Texas Tech within one win of qualifying for its first bowl appearance since 2017. It marks the first time coach Matt Wells has surpassed four victories after posting that total in each of his first three seasons with the Red Raiders.

Kansas had scored seven points in each Big 12 defeat. It dropped its fifth straight on the season while suffering its 16th consecutive conference loss.

The Red Raiders entered with a defense allowing 34.3 points on average and ranked 84th nationally. Yet the Jayhawks scored each of their two touchdowns inside the final minute on passes by backup Miles Kendrick.

Colin Schooler, the leading active FBS tackler, fueled Texas Tech with five stops and also forced a fumble.

Colombi went 14-for-20 passing, with a touchdown strike to Travis Koontz. Donovan Smith subbed situationally and passed for 70 yards, while adding 37 yards rushing with one touchdown.

The Red Raiders generated 438 yards and drew their only penalty in the fourth quarter just before Jonathan Garibay matched his career-long field goal with a 48-yarder.

Kansas starter Jason Bean struggled with an apparent hand injury, completing 11 of 21 passes for 80 yards, with one interception. Devin Neal rushed for 54 yards on 15 carries.

Colombi passed for 86 yards and Thompson rushed for 51 as Texas Tech raced to a 24-0 halftime margin. Colombi scored on a 1-yard rush to cap Texas Tech’s first drive before Erik Ezukanma and Myles Price added scores off jet sweeps of 9 and 7 yards.

Ezukanma added four first-half receptions.

The Red Raiders scored on four of five first-half possessions. The Jayhawks’ Kenny Logan grabbed an interception to end the other drive, though Dadrion Taylor-Demerson countered with a pick for Texas Tech.

–Field Level Media

Sep 25, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Casey Thompson (11) looks to pass against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Casey Thompson steers Texas to rout of Texas Tech

Casey Thompson passed five touchdowns and ran for another score, and Bijan Robinson racked up 191 total yards as Texas cruised to a 70-35 win over visiting Texas Tech on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

It was the first time Texas scored 70 points in a game since the 2005 Big 12 Championship against Colorado.

Thompson, who was making just his second career start, completed 18 of his 23 passes for 303 yards. Three of his scores went to freshman Xavier Worthy, who finished with 100 yards receiving on five catches.

Thompson also passed to Jordan Whittington on a jet sweep for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.

Robinson rushed for 137 yards on 18 carries and hauled in two passes for 54 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown on the Longhorns’ first possession.

Roschon Johnson added 64 yards and two touchdowns on the ground as the Longhorns (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) rolled to a 42-14 lead at the half, more than enough to survive a haymaker-filled third quarter from Texas Tech.

Texas ended up outgaining the Red Raiders (3-1, 0-1) by a 639-520 margin, including 336-128 on the ground. Keilan Robinson added a 1-yard scoring run for the Longhorns early in the fourth quarter.

Tech backup quarterback Henry Columbi passed for 324 yards and three touchdowns in relief of Tyler Shough. Shough was injured on a second-quarter play in which he threw an interception that was returned for a 27-yard pick-six by Texas’ Josh Thompson.

Columbi’s touchdown passes were a 40-yard strike to Myles Price late in the second quarter, and a 69-yard bomb to Loic Fouonji and a 75-yard score to Kaylon Geiger in a wild third quarter.

Shough had Tech’s first touchdown on 6-yard scoring keeper early in the second quarter. Freshman third-string quarterback Donovan Smith added a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

–Field Level Media

Sep 18, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson (5) celebrates his touchdown with fans against the Rice Owls during the second quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Rivals Texas Tech, Texas set for Big 12 opener

Undefeated Texas Tech will head south to face once-beaten Texas as both teams begin Big 12 Conference play Saturday in Austin in a dustup that’s sure to be hard-hitting.

There’s no love lost between the Longhorns and Red Raiders, with five of the past six games in the series being decided by eight points or less.

Texas (2-1) dismantled Rice 58-0 last Saturday behind a rushing attack that produced 427 yards. Bijan Robinson racked up 127 yards and three touchdowns while Roschon Johnson added 112 yards on three carries.

“(We need to bring) that physicality to the run game this week,” Robinson said. “When we run the ball well and effectively, then it is hard for the other team to stop us and hard for the other team to get adjusted to it.

“That Rice game was good for us to get our minds right and our minds back for the Big 12 Conference. It’s just good to have that kind of confidence and understanding that we are going to play a really good team.”

Fourth-year quarterback Casey Thompson, making his first start since he was a senior in high school in 2017, hit on 15 of 18 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Texas scored touchdowns on seven of the eight possessions with Thompson in the game, and in eight of its 10 drives.

The Texas defense – which was gouged by now-No. 16 Arkansas for 333 rushing yards in a 40-21 loss on Sept. 11 – allowed Rice just 284 total yards of offense.

The Red Raiders (3-0) will head to Austin after an impressive 54-21 home win over Florida International last Saturday. It’s the first time Tech has started 3-0 since 2017.

Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns in the win, going 26-of-35 on his throws to 11 different receivers.

“It was just part of the progression,” Shough said. “Guys are getting open. I feel like our chemistry is going to do nothing but get better.”

Something has to give on Saturday. Texas loves to run the ball, and Texas Tech moved up to No. 9 in the FBS in rushing defense after the FIU game, giving up an average of 57.3 yards per game.

“We certainly know that it’s going to get much tougher starting this week,” Tech coach Matt Wells said. “We recognize that. We know that.”

Texas leads 53-17 over the Red Raiders in the all-time series between the schools, with victories in 10 of the past 12 matchups. The Longhorns won 63-56 in overtime in Lubbock last season.

–Field Level Media

Sep 11, 2021; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks wide receiver Xavier Gipson (2) rushes against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech rallies to dump Stephen F. Austin

Texas Tech went back to the basics Saturday night against Stephen F. Austin to fuel a come-from-behind victory in Lubbock.

The Red Raiders erased a surprising halftime deficit with two third-quarter touchdowns, both fueled by a power running game, to claw past the Lumberjacks 28-22.

Texas Tech had to withstand a final potential game-winning drive by the Lumberjacks (1-1). Red Raiders’ defensive tackle Jaylon Hutchings came up huge with a tackle for loss, a sack and a quarterback pressure on consecutive plays after Stephen F. Austin got as deep as the 8-yard-line.

Tech’s Tahj Boyd scored both third-quarter touchdowns, jolting the Lumberjacks with a 67-yard dash on the Red Raiders’ first series of the third quarter to put them ahead.

After a punt pinned Texas Tech (2-0) at its own 3-yard-line, Boyd and Xavier White alternated carries on an all-run, nine-play scoring march. White supplied the biggest play with a 52-yard burst on an inside read play.

Those two drives featured 12 rushes for 177 yards, which eclipsed the Red Raiders’ offensive output in the first half.

Stephen F. Austin caught a break when a fourth-down sack and fumble cost Texas Tech 39 yards and put the Lumberjacks 26 yards away from the end zone as the third period ended.

Three plays into the fourth, Trae Self hit Ja’Bray Young on a dumpdown pass at the goal line, and the back powered in to close the gap to 21-19. On the two-point try, Texas Tech linebacker Jacob Morgenstern knifed through to drop the receiver for a loss.

The Red Raiders answered with White’s 4-yard touchdown run, which was set up by a Tyler Shough-to-Erik Ezukanma pass that ate up 55 yards.

Texas Tech slogged through an uninspiring first half and trailed 13-7, with the defense allowing two long drives and the offense moving very little after a quick-strike touchdown to begin the game.

The Red Raiders took an immediate lead when Shough drilled a pass to Ezukanma downfield, and the receiver split a pair of defenders and raced for a 75-yard touchdown.

As promising as that start was, the Red Raiders sputtered and coughed offensively most of the rest of the first half, and Stephen F. Austin contributed by eating up chunks of time when it had the ball.

The Lumberjacks generated drives of 18 and 13 plays, both covering 65 yards, and had the ball in their hands for 20:57 of the initial 30 minutes. But those two long drives yielded only three points.

The Lumberjacks’ other first-half damage came on Willie Roberts’ 18-yard interception return for a touchdown and Chris Campos’ 23-yard field goal, which was a result of a Texas Tech muffed punt.

That was enough for a lead because following the long touchdown pass, the Red Raiders’ offensive drive chart read punt-interception (TD)-punt-punt-interception. Texas Tech ended the first half with only five first downs.

–Field Level Media

Nov 14, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars head coach Dana Holgorsen waits with the team before taking the field against the South Florida Bulls at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston, Dana Holgorsen take aim at Texas Tech in opener

Two old conference foes who could wind up being league opponents again are set to get the new season rolling Saturday on the national stage with plenty of storylines in tow.

Houston and Texas Tech square off at NRG Stadium in Houston, a high-profile game between two programs that have slipped off the radar a bit the last few seasons.

Both teams are guided by third-year coaches who likely need their teams to show some progress this fall: the Cougars’ Dana Holgorsen and the Red Raiders’ Matt Wells.

The two old Southwest Conference foes are among a group of teams somewhat in limbo after the bombshell news that Texas and Oklahoma are leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC.

Whether Houston and Texas Tech wind up together again remains to be seen, but this season revives their series for just the fifth time since the end of the SWC after the 1995 season.

Holgorsen said his team is already fired up for a new season, especially after a 2020 campaign perforated by COVID-19. Add in some other elements — including a handful of Cougars who transferred from Texas Tech and some connections between the coaching staffs — and there is plenty of intrigue.

“You throw a Texas school in there, a Big 12 school in there, and you expect them to be excited,” said Holgorsen, who has guided Houston to 4-8 and 3-5 records in his first two seasons.

The Red Raiders have been slightly better under Wells, going 4-8 in 2019, 4-6 in 2020. But this will be a new-look team in a lot of ways with 20 transfers and a Big 12-leading 12 super seniors, those players who are taking advantage of the NCAA’s decision to give them another year after 2020 was derailed by COVID.

“The thing that gives me confidence is the amount of games played by the guys that we’re playing with on both sides of the ball, whether here at Texas Tech or at other schools,” Wells said. “I would say we do have an older presence. We have a veteran team. A lot of guys have played in big games — Division I games — and that’s what I draw confidence on.”

Most prominent among the list of newcomers for Texas Tech is an experienced starting quarterback.

Tyler Shough made the move to Lubbock after starting all seven games last season for Oregon and passing for 1,559 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is the front-runner of arguably the deepest collection of passers the Red Raiders have had since Patrick Mahomes left after his junior season in 2016.

“He’s everything you could hope for, and the big thing is he’s fit in very well with his teammates,” Wells said.

Shough has company in the group of newcomers. Left tackle T.J. Storment was an All-Big 12 player at TCU. Receiver Kaylon Geiger is in scarlet and black after catching 141 passes and scoring eight touchdowns at Troy, and safety Marquis “Muddy” Waters started 35 games in four seasons at Duke.

While Houston didn’t load up as much in the transfer market, the Cougars are also leaning on a veteran quarterback to engineer Holgorsen’s version of the Air Raid offense. Clayton Tune passed for 2,048 yards and 15 scores in eight games last fall.

“Clayton is a guy we know we can rely on because he knows the offense,” Holgorsen said.

No argument from Wells.

“He’s accurate, throws a good ball, throws different kinds of balls,” Wells said. “He’s got arm strength to throw it down the field, so I think those are the things that make him good.”

–Field Level Media

Nov 28, 2020; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA;  Texas Tech coach Matt Wells during a football game against Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Terry-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech coach Wells tests positive for COVID-19

Second-year Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain in Big 12 Conference testing protocol until the positive test is confirmed.

Wells will remain in isolation at home and perform coaching duties remotely. If the positive test is confirmed, he will not be on the sideline Saturday when the Red Raiders face Kansas in the team’s final scheduled game of the season.

“Texas Tech received notification earlier this morning that Coach Wells tested positive for COVID-19,” the school said in a statement. “At this time, Coach Wells has returned home to self-isolate and will continue his duties remotely leading into Saturday’s game against Kansas.”

Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will take over head coaching duties Saturday if Wells is not able to attend the game.

Texas Tech is 3-6 this season and is coming off a 50-44 defeat at No. 23 Oklahoma State on Saturday. Wells is 7-14 in his two seasons at the helm for the Red Raiders.

–Field Level Media