By Chois Woodman
No. 16 Texas Tech trailed by 11 points in the third quarter, but the Red Raiders were able to come back and beat West Virginia 37-27 on Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.V.
True Freshman quarterback Davis Webb started the second game of his career and the second straight game for the Red Raiders. Webb went 36 of 50 for 462 yards and two touchdowns.
The 462 yards through the air for Webb is a school record for most passing yards by a freshman in a single game. It was also the most passing yards in a road game by a Texas Tech quarterback since Graham Harrell threw for 466 yards against Texas in 2007.
Jace Amaro had a huge game receiving. The junior tight end caught nine passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns including a touchdown with 1:01 left in the game to put Tech up by 10 points.
Amaro was not the only receiver that Webb was able to rely on, Bradley Marquez had eight receptions for 112 yards in the win. Webb completed a pass to eight different receivers in the game.
Kenny Williams led the Red Raider rushing attack with 58 yards and two touchdowns. Tech averaged only 3.6 yards per carry in the game.
Tech had 573 yards of total offense in the game.
The Texas Tech defense struggled against the run early in the game, allowing 183 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns from the West Virginia offense.
The defense allowed several yards early in the game, but was able to get stops when it mattered. Tech forced West Virginia to punt on their last four drives before gaining the double digit lead.
The Red Raiders were able to get off to a fast start, leading 10-0 at the conclusion of the first quarter, but turnovers, penalties and Tech's inability to score touchdowns in the red zone helped West Virginia get back in the game and the game was tied 13-13 at halftime.
When it looked like the Red Raiders were going to score Webb fumbled the ball at the one yard-line and the Mountaineers put together a 99-yard drive to score a touchdown and gain all of the momentum.
The Red Raiders gained the momentum in the second half and ultimately went on to get the victory.
Tech moves to 7-0 (4-0) and is still in first place in the Big 12 Conference standings.
The Red Raiders are back on the road in Norman, Oklahoma playing against the Sooners next Saturday.