WVU 37, Tech 34: Quarter by Quarter Breakdown

West Virginia edged Texas Tech 37-34 Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium The following is a look at how the game unfolded quarter by quarter.

FIRST QUARTER
Tech scored on a 34-yard reception from Davis Webb to Devin Lauderdale, whose sweet spin motion got him to the house in a hurry. Moreover, Lauderdale scored on a 76-yard pass from Webb with 1:14 left in the first.

Lauderdale has two receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Webb was 6-for-8 with 144 yards and two touchdowns. Deandre Washington showed up and out, with seven rushes and 36 yards.

Tech gained 185 yards to West Virginia's 95. West Virginia's Clint Trickett was 8-for-11 with 65 yards.

Tech forced West Virginia three-and-out on consecutive drives and held a 14-3 lead after the first.

SECOND QUARTER
Running back Rushel Shell scored on a 12-yard run with 13:42 left in the second quarter to pull the Mountaineers to within 14-10. At 11:13, Webb responded with a 43-yard TD to Jakeem Grant to push the Red Raiders' lead, 21-10 - capping off a six-play, 76 yard drive which took two minutes and 29 seconds to complete.

In the process, Webb now has thrown more touchdown passes than Tech legend Billy Joe Tolliver (1985-88), who had 38. At that moment, Webb had 39 career touchdowns.

Penalties continue to plague the Red Raiders, especially during the end of the first half where coincidental flags were thrown (Tech managed three penalties on West Virginia's drive -- including pass interference twice). Webb threw an interception to close the half out.

THIRD QUARTER
The Red Raiders played to four-down territory to start off their drive, close to the goal line. However, they were stuffed at the 30 near the 12-minute mark. Towards the eight-minute mark, West Virginia marched to the 20 before kicking a field goal to cut the lead to 21-13 - capping a 12-play, 44-yard drive.

Dylan Cantrell notably had a spectacular catch near the 10-yard line, which helped set up a Tech field goal with five minutes remaining in the quarter. This closed the book on a 12-play, 71-yard drive which lasted three minutes.

With 4:10 left, Pete Robertson sacked Clint Trickett, forcing a fumble - and an ensuing 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. The drive, which resulted in four consecutive missed passes, led to a field goal with 2:22 left in the quarter.

West Virginia wasn't done: a 56-yard bomb from Trickett to Jordan Thompson with just over two minutes remaining cut the lead to 27-20.

Webb was 24-for-35 with 305 yards, three touchdowns and an interception at this point. West Virginia's Trickett was 18-for-29 with 177 yards and a touchdown.

Attendance was announced at 58,502.

FOURTH QUARTER
To start off, just about 13:43 was left before West Virginia attempted a 47-yard field goal...and missed wide right.

On the next Texas Tech drive, back-to-back holds negated major rushes, pushing the attack back further. Three total penalties set the offense in neutral.

With 7:32 left in the game, freshman running back Justin Stockton broke through the West Virginia defense and scored on a 69-yard run, pushing the lead to 34-20.

West Virginia scored a touchdown of their own with 5:55, however, when Clint Trickett hooked up with receiver Kevin White to bring the game back to within a score again, 34-27. This capped a seven-play, 75 yards drive lasting 1:37.

The Mountaineers then roared back with a drive - aided by consecutive Tech penalties - to reach fourth and goal at the 1-yard line with two minutes remaining. Russel Shell scored the touchdown.

At the end of the game, Tech held the ball. Jakeem Grant made a catch while falling over on his backside with 1:39 remaining. The Red Raiders couldn't convert on the drive; with a minute Tech punted back to West Virginia, who got to the 38 before attempting a field goal.

West Virginia converted from 55 yards out.

Final score: West Virginia 37, Texas Tech 34



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