After tallying 704 yards of total offense, it’s safe to say that the Red Raiders had a pretty good offensive outing against the Cougars. Here’s how we graded them this week:
Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman broke the Big 12 single-game freshman passing record set by our very own Patrick Mahomes II in 2014 by collecting 605 total passing yards. He completed 43 passes on 59 attempts and had five touchdowns. I can’t wait to see how Bowman does as Big 12 play starts on Saturday.
Running backs: A
The running backs totaled four touchdowns in the game, all coming from freshman Ta’Zhawn Henry. Henry led the backs by tallying 111 yards on 24 carries. Demarcus Felton had six carries but only four total yards. Henry really did it all this game for the backs, but it’s good to see how much depth Texas Tech has at this position. With Da’Leon Ward and Tre King still sitting out, I think we’re in good hands with Henry, Felton and SaRodorick Thompson.
Wide receivers: A+
Texas Tech is called Wide Receiver U for a reason. Antoine Wesley had himself a day collecting 261 receiving yards on 13 catches and three touchdowns. He also broke Texas Tech’s single-game receiving yard record. Captain Ja’Deion High had 120 yards on seven catches with a 54-yard completion. T.J. Vasher had two touchdowns against Houston and totaled 94 yards on six catches. The receivers tallied five touchdowns as a group and contributed greatly to the explosive offense against Houston.
Offensive line: A
The only reason the O-line isn’t getting an A+ is because they allowed a sack on the day. However, this group of guys adjusted to Ed Oliver’s aggressiveness, and allowed Henry to gain over 100 rushing yards and four touchdowns. I also want to give Dawson Deaton and Jacob Hines a shoutout for coming in for injured Travis Bruffy and completely dominating up front.