Eric Ward's 16 catches set a new Texas Tech single-game record. He broke the previous record of 15 catches in a game that was previously set by Michael Crabtree (vs. UTEP - 2007) and Robert Johnson (vs. SMU - 2006).
Ward finished the game with 16 catches for 151 yards receiving... Both totals marked career-highs for the sophomore.
Ward scored a pair of touchdowns in the game which moved him to eighth place in school history for single-season touchdown receptions.
Eric Ward finished the first half with 11 catches and that is the most by a Red Raider since Danny Amendola caught 11 passes in the first half at Oklahoma State in 2007... This total also tied the most all-time at Texas Tech for a sophomore receiver.
Texas Tech's 28 points in the first half was the most for the Red Raiders since putting up 28 in the first half against Kansas State.
Junior quarterback Seth Doege was 25-for-31 for 183 yards and two touchdowns.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Freshman running back Kenny Williams scored Tech's first points of the night when he took a direct snap out of the wildcat formation and scored on a five-yard rush. The touchdown was his first of the season and came at the 3:39 mark of the first quarter. He added a second touchdown on a 14-yard run with 14 seconds. remaining in the third quarter.
Eric Ward's 10th touchdown catch (two-yards) of the season came at the 10:55 mark of the second quarter and cut the Baylor lead to 17-14. The TD catch moved him into a tie for 8th place on the school's single-season TD list. He caught another touchdown later in the game, in the fourth quarter, to give him 11 for the season which places him in sole possession of eighth place.
Jacob Karam threw Tech's third TD pass (43-yards) of the game where he found Darrin Moore and helped cut the Baylor lead to 24-21. Karam was wearing No. 85 due to the fact his jersey was ripped during pre-game warmups... Three Texas Tech players (Doege, Zouzalik, Karam) have thrown TD passes this season.
Darrin Moore's second touchdown catch of the first half came with eight seconds left and closed the Baylor lead to 31-28 at halftime. The Texas Tech touchdown drive covered seven plays (all passes) and took just 1:28 off the clock.
Dennell Wesley picked up his first career sack on Baylor's second drive of the second half.
Adam James had a career game in his final game as a Red Raider marking career-highs in both receptions (10) and receiving yards (103)
Ben McRoy posted 180 kick return yards which gives him 899 on the season to rank him second all-time in school single-season history.
Ben McRoy now ranks fifth in school history for career kickoff return yards (977).
Donnie Carona connected on six extra points in the game to move into 8th place in the school's all-time career list.
Donnie Carona's six extra points move him into a tie for ninth place on the school's all-time single-season PAT list.
Seth Doege went 41-of-55 for 355 yards passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Seth Doege's 300-yard passing performance marked the ninth this season... It is the first time a Texas Tech QB has tallied at least nine 300-yard passing performances in a single-season since Graham Harrell had 11 in 2008.
Eric Ward (151) and Adam James (103) each finished with over 100-yards receiving to mark the first time Texas Tech had a pair of receivers with over 100 yards receiving in a game since Michael Crabtree (14 catches, 237 yards) and Danny Amendola (14 catches, 233 yards) in a 45-49 loss at Oklahoma State in 2007.
Baylor's 90-yard INT return for touchdown was the first by a Tech opponent since Oklahoma State's Patrick Lavine returned an INT for a touchdown in 2009.
Junior cornerback Happiness Osunde left the game in the first quarter after suffering a left knee sprain. He did not return.