LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The matchup between Texas Tech and No. 5 West Virginia featured a quarterback who put up cartoonish numbers, throwing for six touchdowns and 499 yards.
And that quarterback’s name was Seth Doege.
Doege led Texas Tech’s offense while the Red Raiders’ defense shut down Heisman Trophy hopeful Geno Smith, upsetting the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday.
Red Raider fans stormed the field after the win, the most lopsided Texas Tech victory ever over a team ranked in the top five.
Smith completed 29 of 55 passes for 275 yards but couldn’t get the ball in the end zone.
The Red Raiders offense had no such trouble.
“When you don’t have a pass rush it’s a lot easier to make your reads,” said Doege, who threw TD passes of 39, 19, 16, 2, 29 and 7 yards. He completed 32 of 42 passes and the six touchdowns matched his career-high. Darrin Moore caught three TD passes, which tied his career-high.
Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) had 18 plays of 15 yards or more, including a 61-yard pass to Jace Amaro and a 53-yard touchdown run by SaDale Foster.
Amaro finished with five receptions for 156 yards.
The Mountaineers (5-1, 2-1) last week converted all five fourth-down tries in their 48-45 win at Texas, but against the Red Raiders they made just one of six.
“Those guys did a great job of just attacking us,” Smith said. “They attacked us the entire game.”
OSU 20, Kansas 14: LAWRENCE, Kan. (CNHI) — With redshirt freshman quarterback J.W. Walsh making his second straight start of the season, the Oklahoma State University football team overcame a slow start on the road, a rain delay, injuries at the receiver position and a furious late-game rally to come away with a victory over the University of Kansas.
“It’s difficult when you have all those things happen in one game,” said Walsh, who went 18 for 29 with 255 yards passing along with 49 yards rushing. “You pile them on and it’s hard to overcome all those things. ... So we’re going to walk away from this win very happy. If you still win after the way the game was playing out, you should be excited because you know you’ve got some talented guys who can step up and make plays and guys who can face adversity and overcome it.”