Notebook: Texas Tech 49, No. 5 WVU 14

Managing Editor
Posted Oct 13, 2012

Notes and tidbits of information from the Red Raiders upset of the Mountaineers.

-       Texas Tech defeated No. 5 West Virginia 49-14 on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas

-       Marked the first meeting between Tech and West Virginia since the 1938 Sun Bowl

-       The 14 points was the fewest West Virginia has scored this season since beating Maryland on September 22, 31-21

-       The win against a Top 25 opponent at home is the first since Tech upset then-No. 14 Missouri in Lubbock on November 6, 2010 in a 24-17 victory

-       The win against a Top 5 opponent at home marks the first for the Red Raiders since upsetting Texas November 1, 2008 in Lubbock, when the Longhorns were ranked No. 1.

-       The 35-point victory is the largest against a top-five team in program history

-       57,328 fans took this game in, marking the ninth largest crowd in school history

-       Tech improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Big 12 Conference play, West Virginia falls to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Big 12 play.

-       Red Raiders had 676 total yards of offense, while the Mountaineers totaled 428

-       Seth Doege finished the game 32-for-42 for 499 yards (a new career-high) 6 touchdowns (tied career-high) and one interception

-       Doege at the half was 21-for-30 for 336 yards and four touchdowns, marking his fourth 300-yard passing performance of the season and 13th of his career

-       Became the fifth quarterback in school history to reach the 50-touchdown mark

-       Geno Smith the Heisman-hopeful went 29-for-55 for 295 yards and only one touchdown

-       The 55 pass attempts marks the third-most ever thrown by a West Virginia quarterback

-       Jace Amaro led the receiving corps for the Red Raiders with five catches for 156 yards, marking his first career 100-yard receiving performance

-       SaDale Foster led the Red Raiders in rushing with 10 carries for 89 yards, including a career-long run of 53 yards with 35 seconds left in the first half

-       Now Texas Tech gets ready for TCU in Fort Worth next week, a kick-off time has not been announced, but the game will be televised on either FX at 11 a.m. or again at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.

-       If the 11 a.m. time is selected it would mark the first morning kickoff for the Red Raiders this season and first game on FX, and if the game is chosen for ABC, it will mark the third-straight Texas Tech game to be aired on ABC and to kick-off at 2:30 p.m.



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