Big Day For Ward

Eric Ward obviously loves playing against Kansas. The 6-foot, 205-pound senior caught 21 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns in three games against the Jayhawks over his career.

Eric Ward obviously loves playing against Kansas.

The 6-foot, 205-pound senior caught 21 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns in three games against the Jayhawks over his career. It could of been more but Tech and Kansas didn't play in 2010, his redshirt freshman season.

Ward capped his career against the Jayhawks with seven grabs for 122 yards and a score Saturday during the Red Raiders' 54-16 thrashing of Kansas in Lawrence.

Ward said he and the team were definitely motivated by some of the things said leading up to the game.

"Every time we walk into the locker room we just let it be known," Ward said. "Things were posted about what they were saying so we just focused on it the past two weeks, including the bye week and came out here and just put on a show."

Ward is currently second on the team in both catches (27) and yards (343) and tied with Jakeem Grant and Reginald Davis for second in touchdown receptions with two.

Ward passed Mickey Peters (196 catches, 2000-03) and Jarrett Hicks (198, 2003-06) to move up to eighth on the Texas Tech all-time career receptions list with 199. He also jumped into the school's top 10 list in career receiving yards with 2,259 yards, surpassing Danny Amendola (2004-07) who finished his career with 2,246 yards.

Ward is also fourth in Texas Tech history in career receiving touchdowns with 25, trailing Michael Crabtree (41), Lyle Leong (32) and Hicks (30).

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