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Weather conditions at kickoff: Sunny Skies; 90 degrees; Winds from the N at 16 mph; gusts at 25 mph.
Tonight's game was televised by ESPN3.com.
Tonight's game marked the second meeting between Texas Tech and Texas State and the first appearance for the Red Raiders in San Marcos.
Tonight's game against Texas State marked their first home game as an FBS and WAC member.
Tonight's game marked the 963rd all-time game in Texas Tech history.
Texas State won the opening coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Texas Tech is now 0-2 on the opening coin toss this season.
Texas Tech wore white jerseys, white pants and black helmets in tonight's road opener at Texas State.
Senior receiver Tyson Williams
and junior transfer Javon Bell
both made their first career starts tonight on offense while redshirt freshman Branden Jackson
made his first start at defensive end.
Senior safety Cody Davis
made his team-leading 38th career start tonight against Texas State. Offensive linemen LaAdrian Waddle
and Deveric Gallington
both made their 27th consecutive starts in tonight's game.
Tonight's attendance was 33,006 and marked a new stadium record at Bobcat Stadium. The previous record was 16,600 set back in 1982.
Tonight's game captains were seniors Cody Davis
and LaAdrian Waddle
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Alfredo Morales, (C) Deveric Gallington, (RG) Le'Raven Clark (RT) Terry McDaniel, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Kenny Williams, (TE) Jace Amaro, (Z) Darrin Moore , (X) Javon Bell, (Y) Tyson Williams (Defense) - (LE) Branden Jackson, (DT) Delvon Simmons (NT) Kerry Hyder, (RE) Jackson Richards, (WILL) Terrance Bullitt, (MIKE) Will Smith, (SAM) Sam Equavoen, (LC) Cornelius Douglas, (RC) Eugene Neboh, (RS) Cody Davis, (LS) DJ Johnson
TECH'S WIN . .
Gives Texas Tech a 2-0 record to start the season.
Gives Texas Tech a 2-0 all-time record against Texas State.
Gives Texas Tech a 19-3 record against non-conference opponents from the state of Texas since 1996.
Gives Texas Tech an all-time record of 3-3 on Sept. 8. Texas Tech has won its last three games on this date as the Red Raiders beat New Mexico in 2001 and UTEP in 2007.
Gives Texas Tech its 100th all-time win in a televised game.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 125-72 career record.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 15-12 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 2-0 record against Texas State.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a career non-conference record of 48-6.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 10-0 non-conference record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
EYE ON DOEGE
Made his 14th consecutive start.
Finished the game with 319 yards passing and five touchdowns.
Picked up his third four-plus touchdown performance of his career, all three have come on the road. He finished tonight's game with five touchdown passes.
His five touchdown passes tonight ties a career high that he set last season at New Mexico.
Picked up his 10th career 300-plus yard passing game.
Moved past Ron Reeves (1978-81) into ninth place on the Texas Tech career passing yards list. Doege now has 4,949 career passing yards.
Moved past Ron Reeves, Cody Hodges (2002-05) and Sonny Cumbie (2001-04) into eighth place on the school's career passing touchdown list. Doege now has 36 career passing touchdowns.
Moved past Ricky Williams (1997-01) into 10th place for career touchdowns responsible for with 40.
DAVIS TAKES IT TO THE HOUSE
After the Tech offense fumbled on its first possession of the game, senior safety Cody Davis put an end to the early Texas State momentum with his second career interception. Davis returned the interception 88 yards for a touchdown and that gave the Red Raiders an early 7-0 lead. Davis' interception return for the touchdown was the first by a Red Raider defender since Jarvis Phillips ran an INT back 87 yards for a touchdown against No. 4 Texas in 2010. It also marked Texas Tech's first defensive score since a fumble return by Cornelius Douglas against Oklahoma State on Nov. 12, 2011.
MOORE MAKES MEMORABLE RETURN
Senior receiver Darrin Moore made a memorable return this evening after missing the first game of the season against Northwestern State due to suspension. Moore scored the first offensive touchdown of the night for the Red Raiders when he hauled in a 23-yard pass from Seth Doege to give the Red Raiders a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. He helped Tech build a 21-0 lead in the first quarter when he caught a 4-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone. That touchdown grab gave him his third multiple touchdown game of his career.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Eric Stephens' 46-yard rush in the closing seconds of the first quarter marked the longest rush for a Tech player since Aaron Crawford rattled off a 52-yard rush last season against Kansas State.
San Antonio native Jace Amaro hauled in a 22-yard touchdown reception at the 9:24 mark of the second quarter to give the Red Raiders a 35-7 lead. The touchdown was the first of the season for Amaro and the third of his career.
Ryan Bustin kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give Texas Tech a 38-7 halftime lead.
Junior transfer Javon Bell caught a 10-yard touchdown pass on Tech's first drive of the third quarter to give the Red Raiders a 45-10 lead. The touchdown was the first of his career.
Sophomore running back Kenny Williams gave Texas Tech a 52-10 lead on his first touchdown rush of the season.
Ryan Bustin kicked a 50-yard field goal to close out the third quarter and gave Tech a 55-10 lead. The field goal marked a career long for Bustin and was the first 50-plus yard field goal made by a Red Raider since Donnie Carona kicked a 52-yarder against Weber State in 2010.
The interception return for TD in the first quarter (by Cody Davis) was the first interception for the Tech defense since the Oklahoma game last season.
Texas Tech extended its school record consecutive game scoring streak to 183 games tonight against Texas State... Red Raiders have scored in double figures in 172-of-183 during that streak.
The Texas Tech defense gave up its first touchdown of the season with 10:54 remaining in the second quarter. Tech held Northwestern State to a pair of field goals in the season opener last week in Lubbock.
A total of 67 players saw action in tonight's game. Texas Tech's dress roster for the game consisted of 70 players.
Texas Tech had 591 yards of total offense marking back-to-back games with over 500 yards. It marks the first time since last season (Kansas State and Oklahoma) where the Red Raiders tallied over 500 yards of total offense in back-to-back games.
Kicker Andrew Bowman made his career debut connecting on a 21-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter with 8:32 on the clock.
Quarterback Brant Costilla made his career debut entering the game in the fourth quarter with just under three minutes remaining in the game.
Texas Tech did not record a punt in the game. It marked the first time the Red Raiders did not punt in a game since 2008 (vs. Baylor).
Texas Tech played three quarterbacks in the game (Doege, Brewer, Costilla), marking the first time the Red Raiders have played three quarterbacks in a single game since 2010 (Weber State - 4, Potts, Sheffield, Karam, Doege).