Firing Deep, Doege Style

Justin Laney looks at Doeges performance from the weekend, which is now garnering him national attention.

 Following the Oklahoma loss, a number of Red Raider fans were calling for a quarterback change.

But now, it's arguably safe to say Seth Doege has silenced any and all of those critics after a throttling of No. 5 West Virginia.

As the defense stifled the high-powered West Virginia offense, Doege had a nice day of his own as he threw for 499 yards and tied his career high of 6 TDs en route to a surprising 49-14 victory against the Mountaineers.

"We had a lot of opportunities to get the ball down field, and if they play the way they played today, it's just going to continue and we're going to make plays," Doege said. "We have so many weapons that we can expose at any time. As long as we have the time to do it, we're a dangerous unit,"

Something that probably stood out to many Red Raider fans is the amount of success Doege found down field. It was a complete 180 shift compared to the previous week where Oklahoma locked down Tech's deep ball opportunities.

Plenty of credit goes to the Offensive Line who seemingly gave Doege all day to go through his reads against the Mountaineer defense, and he made them pay. The Texas Tech gunslinger went on to talk about his O-Line following the game.

"Yeah, it's huge for a quarterback to sit back there," Doege said. "When you don't have a pass-rush, it's a lot easier to sit back there and take your time going through your reads. Identifying safeties and what the defense is trying to do. It was huge that the offensive line played so well."

Doege and the Red Raider passing attack look to keep it going as they travel down to Fort Worth, TX where a tough TCU defense is ready and waiting for the challenge.


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