To start the game, the Red Raider offense was three and out on their first possession. After that, the offense exploded to score 77 points against Lamar. Texas Tech hasn’t scored more than 70 points in a game since 2007 against Northwestern State (75-7).
Freshman Alan Bowman showed why he was McLane Carter’s replacement this week. He had a near perfect game, going 22-25 with 282 yards and two touchdowns. We also got to see a glimpse of Jett Duffey, who did throw an interception, but went 7-9 on the day. He totaled 93 passing yards, with 81 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Sophomore Colt Garrett also checked into the game at QB and went 1-1, completing a 44-yard touchdown pass. The three quarterbacks combined for 419 yards and helped the offense to a 77-0 victory.
Running backs: A+
The backs combined for seven total touchdowns and 264 yards on 51 carries during the game. The last time Texas Tech had seven rushing touchdowns in one game was in 1950. Senior Demarcus Felton and freshmen Ta’Zhawn Henry and SaRodorick Thompson all had two rushing touchdowns. Felton led the way with 71 yards on 17 carries. The backs took over this game and that’s why they deserve an A+.
Wide receivers: A
12 different players all had receiving yards in this game. Freshman KeSean Carter led the receivers on receptions with six and Antoine Wesley had the most receiving yards with 87 on only four catches. Wesley, Ja’Deion High and Erik Ezukanma all tallied one touchdown. The receivers combined for a total of 419 yards on 30 catches and three touchdowns.
Offensive line: A+
The experienced O-line helped the running backs score seven touchdowns and almost amass 300 yards against Lamar. The offensive line also didn’t give up any sacks in the game, which is why they get an A+ on the day.