Hodges, Harrell Shine in Scrimmage

The Texas Tech Red Raiders' first full-contact scrimmage kept a crowd of several hundred entertained Saturday in the sunshine.

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech quarterbacks Cody Hodges and Graham Harrell combined for 364 yards and 34-of-47 passing to highlight the offense, while L.A. Reed led all receivers with 76 yards on four receptions in the first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon at the practice fields.

Harrell ran the first series, completing his first four passes and six of eight in the 10-play series. He finished the opening frame with 98 yards, including 76 yards to Reed. Hodges completed all six of his attempts in the following series for 72 yards. Harrell finished the day with 169 yards on 16-of-23 passing, while Hodges led the group with 195 yards on 18-of-24 passing.

Hodges also completed the offense's only two passing scores of the day, a 10-yard strike to inside receiver Robert Johnson and a 15-yard completion to running back Taurean Henderson.

Johnson, making the transition from quarterback to inside receiver during the spring, finished the scrimmage with five receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Inside receiver Slade Hodges caught six passes for 62 yards, including a long of 19 yards from his brother, Cody.

Redshirt freshman running back Shannon Woods was a dual threat for the offense, rushing 10 times for 34 yards and catching four passes for 25 yards. Henderson finished with 20 yards on six carries and a rushing score and had a receiving touchdown and five receptions for 45 yards.

Senior cornerback Khalid Naziruddin led the defense with four and half tackles, followed by redshirt freshman Anthony Hines and spring walk-on Jamequinlon McGill with four each. Senior strong safety Vincent Meeks and sophomore cornerback Chris Parker each finished with three and half tackles, while Parker also grabbed the unit's lone pick of the day.

Parker's interception came on a fade route from Hodges that was intended for Danny Amendola in the back right corner of the end zone on the final play of the scrimmage.

The Red Raiders continue spring practice Mon., April 4, at 3:15 p.m. The Annual Red-Black Spring Game is scheduled for Sat., April 16, at 11 a.m. at Jones SBC Stadium.


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