The Red Raiders came into the home opener looking to correct all the faults from the previous week’s game and the team did that and then some. After a three and out to start the game, the Red Raiders went on to score a touchdown in six of the remaining seven drives of the half.
The running game has been dominant so far as Demarcus Felton has lead the way with the absence of Da’Leon Ward and Tre King. Felton has run for 69 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. True freshmen Ta’Zhawn Henry and SaRodrick Thompson have also ran the ball and scored touchdowns for the Red Raiders. Alan Bowman has looked much more poised in his first career start completing 22/25 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns. The true freshman has been able to move the ball around passing to nine different receivers, including this 66 yard touchdown pass to Antoine Wesley.
The defense we all expected to show up this season has finally waken up. This defense has held a Lamar offense that scored 70 last week to 0 points so far today. The front seven has done a tremendous job holding the Cardinal rushing attack to simply 26 yards. Lamar QB Darrel Colbert Jr has been under pressure all game and forced into tough throws only completing 28% of his passes for 45 yards. The former SMU dual threat quarterback hasn’t been able to run or throw on this defense as Tony Jones and company have made his life miserable.
Tech will look to continue this dominance in the second half. Make sure to join into the conversation on the live game thread and share your thoughts.