Following a week where critics and fans were putting the Red
Raiders on upset alert heading into their matchup with Texas State, who beat
Houston 30-13 last week, Texas Tech came out and quickly silenced those critics
and fans on Saturday night.
Red Raider safety Cody Davis assisted with the silencing of
the record 33,006 fans in attendance with his 88-yard interception return for a
touchdown in Tech’s 58-10 pummeling of the Bobcats.
“Oh that’s the best feeling you can get,” Davis said about
having the crowd go silent after his interception.
“Home game it gets pretty pumped, but whenever you hear that silence in a
stadium there’s nothing to match that.”
For the second straight week Tech’s offense came out and put
up ridiculous offensive numbers with Red Raider senior quarterback Seth Doege
orchestrating his offense to perfection.
After calling his performance “average” against Northwestern
State last week, Doege finished the night against the Bobcats going 25-for-32
for 319 yards and five touchdowns, which tied his career-high for touchdowns
thrown in a single game.
“It felt great, we had a lot more opportunities this week
and we took advantage of them,” Doege said. “That very first play should have
been a touchdown, I just misthrew it, and after that we just started rolling. I
feel like I threw the ball pretty well tonight. I’m pleased about my
performance, but I’m excited about this team.
“We came out here and did exactly what we wanted to do.”
Depth has been one thing Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville has
preached all through the spring, summer and fall camps and through the first
two games of the season, the depth of the Red Raiders is very apparent.
With all sorts of pieces in place this week, Tuberville said
he was happy with how they were able to open the playbook a little bit more
“That was a
good road win for us. We put ourselves behind the eight ball to come play here
in the new stadium,” he said. “Our players responded; they came out to play
early. We went to a 4th and 1, and we just dropped it. On the reverse, our
defense responded. Offensively, we went after it. I was proud of the whole team
and the coaches. We didn’t play that well on offense last week, but we made up
for it this week. We are starting to build some depth. We had a couple injuries
coming in, and we had a lot of guys make plays.”