Nebraska Game Key for Glover, Cumbie

Tech's 70-10 blowout win over Nebraska this past Saturday was an all-around great performance by the Red Raiders. With that in mind, two of Tech's biggest offensive weapons, Nehemiah Glover and Sonny Cumbie, had great games and both performances could be the springboard they need going into battle against the Texas Longhorns.

Despite his 30 receptions and 322 yards of receiving heading into the Nebraska game, wide receiver Nehemiah Glover had yet to tally his first touchdown of the season.

With 11 catches for 79 yards and one big touchdown, that streak is over.

The touchdown moved him into second place on the school's career touchdown list, tying Carlos Francis and Wes Welker with 21 overall.

"I wasn't as happy as I thought I'd be," said Glover.

"It felt good, though. I have to credit my teammates."

Glover and the rest of the Raiders had their offense in full throttle. They racked up over 500 yards total and all this on the once fifth ranked defense in the nation.

"We just worked harder in practice and it carried over into the game," said Glover.

Since the departure of Wes Welker, Glover has taken over the H Back routes and feels that his hard work will carry over through the rest of the year.

"I think he's found his niche there," said quarterback Sonny Cumbie.

"That first touchdown is always the toughest. Hopefully, it'll lead to many more."

Cumbie had quite a day himself. Cumbie threw for 452 yards and had 5 touchdown passes in what was arguably his best game as a Red Raider.

While having a career day, Cumbie also stormed into the record books. He became the sixth player all-time to throw for over 400 yards against Nebraska. He also threw five touchdowns which ties the most ever thrown against the Cornhuskers.

"The whole team played well – not just me," said a modest Cumbie. "We won and that is more important."

Tech's offensive line was able to block and pick up what little pressure Cumbie received all day. The defense added seven forced turnovers, a season best for the Raiders.

"Hopefully this week is something for us to build on," said Cumbie. "We're looking at UT as just another game on the schedule."

Tech has a bye this Saturday and will not play again until Oct. 23, when they will host the rival Texas Longhorns on TBS at 6 p.m.

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