Oct. 13, 2012
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Weather conditions at kickoff: Fair Skies; 78 degrees; Winds from the W at 20 mph.
Today's game was televised on ABC with a reverse national mirror on ESPN.
Today's game marked the second all-time meeting between Texas Tech and West Virginia and the first since the 1938 Sun Bowl game.
Today's game marked the 967th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
West Virginia won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is now 1-5 this season in the opening coin toss.
Texas Tech wore red jerseys, black pants and black helmets in today's game. The last time Tech wore this uniform combination was in a 49-14 win over New Mexico on Sept. 15.
Senior safety Cody Davis made his team-leading 42nd career start today against West Virginia. Offensive linemen LaAdrian Waddle and Deveric Gallington both made their 31st consecutive starts in today's game.
Today's attendance was 57,328 - the ninth largest crowd in school history.
Today's game captains were seniors Cody Davis and Eric Stephens.
The 2012 Texas Tech Homecoming King and Queen: Andrew Whitley, Kappa Alpha (King), Katherine McBee, Chi Omega (Queen).
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Beau Carpenter, (C) Deveric Gallington, (RG) Le'Raven Clark (RT) Terry McDaniel, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Kenny Williams, (TE) Jace Amaro, (Z) Tyson Williams, (X) Eric Ward, (Y) Darrin Moore Defense) - (LE) Dartwan Bush, (DT) Delvon Simmons (NT) Kerry Hyder, (RE) Jackson Richards, (WILL) Terrance Bullitt, (MIKE) Blake Dees, (NICKEL) Tre' Porter, (LC) Cornelius Douglas, (RC) Eugene Neboh, (RS) Cody Davis, (LS) DJ Johnson
TECH'S WIN . .
Gives Texas Tech a 5-1 overall record and a 2-1 mark in Big 12 Conference action.
Snaps Texas Tech's five-game home Big 12 losing streak. Prior to today, Tech's last home Big 12 win was against No. 14 Missouri in 2010.
Gives Texas Tech a 1-1 all-time record against West Virginia.
Gives Texas Tech its first win over a Top 5 team at home since defeating No. 1 Texas (39-33) on Nov. 1, 2008.
Gives Texas Tech its fifth home win over a Top 5 team in school history.
Gives Texas Tech its second Top 5 in the Tommy Tuberville era (last was at No. 1/3 Oklahoma in 2011).
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 128-73 career record.
Gives Tommy Tuberville an 18-13 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 1-1 record against West Virginia.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a career Big 12 record of 7-13.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a career record of 5-5 against teams ranked in the Top 5.
Texas Tech's 49-14 win over No. 5 West Virgina marks the largest (point differential) victory over a top-five team in school history. Texas Tech defeated the Mountaineers by 35-points Saturday.
EYE ON DOEGE
Senior quarterback Seth Doege had 336 (21-of-30, 4 TDs) passing yards at halftime and that marked his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season and the 13th of his career.
Doege's 336 first-half yards is the most by a Tech quarterback since Steven Sheffield threw for 370 in the first half against Kansas State in 2009.
Finished the game with a career-high 499 yards (32-of-42, 6 TDs) and tied a career-high with six touchdowns.
Became the fifth quarterback in school history to reach the 50 touchdown plateau.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Sophomore tight end Jace Amaro scored the first touchdown of the game to give the Red Raiders a 7-0 lead. The touchdown, a career-long 39 yard reception, was his fourth of the season and sixth of his career.
Junior receiver Eric Ward hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass with six minutes remaining in the first quarter to give the Red Raiders a 14-0 lead. The TD reception was his fifth of the season (last TD was against Iowa State) and the 16th of his career.
Late in the first quarter, senior receiver Alex Torres moved past the 2,000 career receiving yard mark on a 30-yard reception. He is the only player on the team with 2,000-plus career receiving yards.
Senior Cody Davis picked up his 300th career tackle late in the first half and now has 306 overall. He leads all Red Raiders in the past decade in solo tackles.
Jace Amaro's 61-yard reception midway through the second quarter marked the longest play from scrimmage for the Red Raider offense this season. The catch gave him his first career 100-yard receiving game (finished with 156 yards) and set up a 16-yard TD reception by Marcus Kennard that gave the Red Raiders a 21-7 lead with 9:02 remaining in the first half. The TD reception by Kennard was his third of the year and first since two TD catches at Texas State.
Darrin Moore's three touchdown receptions tied a career-high. His touchdown catch with 3:44 remaining in the 2nd quarter marked his seventh of the season and the 16th of his career. Darrin Moore hauled in his second TD catch of the game with 3:30 remaining in the third quarter to give the Red Raiders a 42-7 lead. The TD gave him his second multiple TD game of the year and the fourth of his career.
Junior SaDale Foster gave Texas Tech a 35-7 lead at halftime when he scored on a career-long 53-yard rush with 35 seconds left in the first half.
Texas Tech scored on its first drive of the game for the second consecutive week. The Red Raiders scored a touchdown on a Kenny Williams rush last week against Oklahoma.
Texas Tech's first touchdown pushed Tech's consecutive game scoring streak (school record) to 187 games. In that stretch, Texas Tech has scored in double digits in 176-of-187 games.
Texas Tech held West Virginia to a season low seven points in the first half.
Texas Tech's final touchdown drive of the first half lasted just 21 seconds and marked Tech's quickest scoring drive of the season. That drive gave Tech a 35-7 lead at halftime.
Texas Tech has had 10-plus receivers catch a pass in all six games of the season.