Red Raiders dominate Bears.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-3, 4-2) overcame a quick start by the Baylor Bears (3-7, 1-5) to control the rest of the game on their way to a 62-14 victory. Quarterback B.J. Symons continued his climb up the NCAA charts by passing for 428 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Baylor got on the scoreboard early, taking just two plays to drive 65 yards for the score. Rashad Armstrong finished the drive by rushing 54 yards for a touchdown to give the Bears a quick 7-0 lead.

Texas Tech tied the score up when they drove 24 yards for a touchdown following a Ryan Aycock interception. Taurean Henderson caught a pass from B.J. Symons and took it for a 10-yard rush to tie the score at seven.

The Red Raiders took their first lead of the game when they drove 51 yards for another touchdown. Symons found receiver Jarrett Hicks for an 18-yard touchdown pass. The score gave Texas Tech a 14-14 lead.

The Red Raider lead didn't last long because Robert Quiroga returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. The touchdown tied the game at 14-14.

The Red Raiders scored late in the first quarter to take the lead once again. Symons found Nehemiah Glover who caught a 59-yard pass to give Texas Tech a 21-14 lead.

Texas Tech scored early in the second half to extend their lead even further. Carlos Francis caught a 3-yard touchdown pass to finish a 48-yard drive. The touchdown made the score 28-14.

Texas Tech scored once more before the half to take a 35-14 lead. Henderson caught an 13-yard touchdown pass to complete the drive.

The Red Raiders continued to pull away in the second half, scoring 27 unanswered points on their way to a 62-14 victory.

Player of the Game
B.J. Symons

Team Analysis QB - It looks like Baylor was just what B.J. Symons needed to get back in rhythm. Symons completed 32 of 47 passes for 428 yards and 7 touchdowns. It was good to see Symons avoid the turnover problems that had plagued him in the last couple of games. Sonny Cumbie also got into the game, completing 11 of 16 passes for 146 yards and 1 touchdown.

RB – Like most of the offense, the running backs had an outstanding day. Henderson touched the ball 18 times for 112 yards and caught 2 touchdown passes. Jonnie Mack had a good game on the ground, rushing 7 times for 71 yards and 1 touchdown.

WR – Carlos Francis led the way with 7 catches for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. This performance puts Francis at the top of the list for touchdown receptions by a Texas Tech player. Nehemiah Glover caught 5 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, while Mickey Peters caught 9 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. Jarrett Hicks and Wes Wellker also scored 1 touchdown a piece.

OL – The Red Raiders only gave up 4 sacks in the game, and only two of those were against Symons. The offensive line did a good job against an aggressive Baylor defense, but the true tests will come in the next two weeks.

DL – Outside of some problems on Baylor's first possession, the defensive line played a good game. They applied pressure all day, and helped keep the bears scoreless for 3 quarters.

LB – The best way to gauge the performance of the Linebackers is to look at the lack of big plays. From the second possession on, the linebackers played a good game against an inferior opponent. The big question is wheter or not they can slow down Vincent Young.

DB – Ryan Aycock got another interception, this time it set up the Red Raiders first score of the game. The group as a whole did a good job in coverage and run support. Hopefully they can carry some confidence into Austin.


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