By Chois Woodman
Texas Tech got off to a fast start and never looked back as it rolled to a 49-14 victory over No. 5 West Virginia Saturday afternoon in Lubbock.
Red Raider quarterback Seth Doege picked apart the Mountaineer defense going 32-42 with 504 yards, six touchdowns and an interception.
Tech welcomed West Virginia into Jones Stadium for the first time ever, and handed the Mountaineers their worst loss since 2003.
The Red Raider defense came ready to play.
Tech held one of the nation’s most potent offenses to 408 yards in the game.
Cody Davis and the “Chain Gang” held Geno Smith and the West Virginia offense to 9-21 on third down attempts and just 2-7 on fourth down. Davis led the all players with 13 tackles in the game.
The Mountaineers were held to their lowest point total since the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl.
Five different Red Raiders scored a touchdown in the game.
Darrin Moore led the Tech receiving corps with nine catches for 92 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore tight end Jace Amaro also added five receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown.
The Red Raider offense produced 673 total yards in the game.
The win for Tech snapped a six-game losing streak at Jones Stadium against Big 12 Conference opponents.
The Red Raiders will be back on the gridiron next Saturday in Ft. Worth where they will face TCU for the first time as a Big 12 opponent.