We’re in a battle folks. Texas Tech and Houston came into Jones AT&T Stadium ready and willing to air it out. Both Air Raid teams have led it fly combining for 650 passing yards and eight touchdowns.
Tech started the game with a 54 yard pass from Alan Bowman to Ja’Deion High. True Freshman Ta’Zhawn Henry would punch it in later in the drive for the first score of the game.
Houston’s quarterback D’Eriq King would quickly follow it up with an 18 yard touchdown pass, then a 57 yard touchdown pass. King has been electric for the Cougars so far as all four of his touchdowns have been 15 yards or more including a 75 yard bomb down the right side.
Offensively TJ Vasher and Antoine Wesley have been studs on the outside. Both receivers have combined for 207 yards and four touchdowns, as they’ve been able to exploit Houston’s secondary.
As far as Tech’s secondary, it has been a struggle. David Gibbs’ group has not found an answer for Marquez Stevenson who has 151 yards and two touchdowns already. This secondary has let up big plays and can’t seem to close in on Houston’s receivers. The defensive line is getting consistent pressure, however has zero sacks so far.
The Red Raiders will have to play better defensively while continuing the offensive onslaught if they want to come away with the home victory. We’ll find out what this team is made up of in 30 more minutes of game time.