Texas Tech - WVU Postgame Notes
Oct. 19, 2013
Weather conditions at kickoff: Conditions: Cloudy; 51 Degrees; Winds: Calm; Humidity: 77 percent
Today's game was televised nationally by Fox Sports 1. It marked Tech's third appearance on the new network that made its national debut in August.
Today's game marked the 3rd all-time meeting between Texas Tech and West Virginia. With the win, Texas Tech now leads the series, 2-1.
Today's game marked the 981st all-time game in Texas Tech history.
West Virginia won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Texas Tech is now 3-4 this season on the opening coin toss.
Texas Tech wore white jerseys, white pants, white helmets, pink socks and white cleats in today's game.
Today's attendance was 54,084.
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Le'Raven Clark, (LG) Alfredo Morales, (C) Jared Kaster, (RG) Beau Carpenter (RT) Rashad Fortenberry, (QB) Davis Webb, (RB) DeAndre Washington, (IR) SaDale Foster, (IR) Jace Amaro, (WR) Eric Ward, (WR) Bradley Marquez (Defense) - (DE) Brandon Jackson, (N) Kerry Hyder (T) Jackson Richards, (BAN) Pete Robertson, (WILL) Will Smith, (MIKE) Sam Eguavoen, (RAIDER) Terrance Bullitt, (BC) Bruce Jones, (FC) Olaoluwa Falemi, (FS) Tre' Porter, (SS) Tanner Jacobson
TECH'S WIN . .
Gives Texas Tech a 7-0 record for the season.
Gives Texas Tech a 7-0 record to start the season for just the fourth time in school history - and its first since 2008 (2013, 2008, 1976, 1938).
Gives Texas Tech a 4-0 start to Big 12 play for the first time since the 2008 season.
Gives Texas Tech a 2-0 record in Big 12 play on the road this season.
RED RAIDERS EARN COME-FROM-BEHIND VICTORY (TRAILING AFTER THREE QUARTERS) OF THE SEASON
Texas Tech earned its first come-from-behind victory of the season when trailing after three quarters. The last time Tech won when trailing after three quarters was last season's 56-53 win over No. 21 TCU in triple overtime.
KINGSBURY IS FIRST COACH IN BIG 12 HISTORY TO START COACHING CAREER WITH A 7-0 RECORD
Kliff Kingsbury has started his head coaching career at Texas Tech with a 7-0 record. He is the first coach in Big 12 history to start his career with a 7-0 mark.
AMARO BECOMES SECOND RED RAIDER WITH AT LEAST EIGHT RECEPTIONS IN SIX CONSECUTIVE GAMES
Jace Amaro made nine receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns as he became just the second Red Raider (since 2000) with at least eight receptions in six consecutive games. The only other Tech player (since 2000) to accomplish this was Michael Crabtree with nine straight games with at least eight catches in 2007.
WEBB BECOMES FIRST FRESHMAN IN SCHOOL HISTORY TO PASS FOR OVER 400 YARDS TWICE IN A SEASON (CAME IN BACK-TO-BACK WEEKS)
True freshman quarterback Davis Webb became the first freshman in Tech history to pass for over 400 yards twice in a single-season - while both of his performances have come in back-to-back weeks... Webb passed for 415 yards (35-of-56) against Iowa State and finished today's game with 462 yards on 36-of-50 passing.
Webb's 462 yards passing ranks tied for 23rd all-time in school history for most passing yards in a game.
Webb's 462 yards passing are the fourth most by a Red Raider in a Big 12 road game... His total trails Graham Harrell's 646 yards at Oklahoma State (2007), B.J. Symons' 552 yards at Oklahoma State (2003) and current head coach and former Red Raider QB Kliff Kingsbury's 474 yards at Texas A&M (2002).
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Junior tight end Jace Amaro scored the first points of the game when he caught a 10-yard pass from Davis Webb. It was just the second touchdown catch of the season for Amaro and the eighth of his career.
Junior receiver Bradley Marquez has now caught at least one pass in 24 of 25 career games.
Junior kicker Ryan Bustin gave Tech a 10-0 lead (following the fumble recovery in the first quarter) on a 21-yard field goal. It was Bustin's 14th field goal of the season and his first since the Kansas game two weeks ago.
Bustin gave Tech a 13-0 lead with his second field goal (36 yards) of the game at the 12:30 mark of the second quarter. Bustin now has multiple field goals in five of seven games this season.
Junior running back Kenny Williams scored Tech's first touchdown of the second half on a one-yard run. The TD was his fifth of the season and cut the West Virginia lead to 27-23.
Williams scored his second touchdown of the game - a 1-yard run - to give Tech a 30-27 lead with 9:30 left in the game... It marked his third career game with multiple rushing touchdowns.
Amaro caught his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter with 1:01 left to play giving the Red Raiders a 37-27 lead on a 10-yard touchdown from quarterback Davis Webb.
Junior wide receiver Bradley Marquez finished with a career-high in both receptions (8) and receiving yards (112).
True freshman Tanner Jacobson had a career-high nine tackles.
Sophomore running back DeAndre Washington had a career-high in both receptions (6) and receiving yards (67).
Junior running back Kenny Williams had a career-high in both receptions (5) and receiving yards (62).
With Amaro's first quarter touchdown, Texas Tech has now scored in 201 consecutive games dating back to Oct. 25, 1997. Of those 201 games, Tech has scored in double digits 189 times.
Texas Tech got its first turnover since the Kansas game when Tanner Jacobson forced a Charles Sims fumble on West Virginia's second offensive possession of the game.
Amaro (9 receptions, 136 yards) and Marquez (8 receptions, 112 yards) are the first Red Raider teammates to both have over 100 yards receiving in the same game since 2012 against Baylor when Darrin Moore (186) and Eric Ward (113) each had over 100 receiving yards.
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