Tech Remains Unbeaten, Beats K-State 59-20

Hodges, Filani, and Henderson lead the Red Raiders to Homecoming Victory

Texas Tech continued their winning streak Saturday, beating the Kansas State Wildcats and improving their record to 6-0. Cody Hodges threw for 643 yards, the fourth most passing yards in a game in the history of the NCAA and the second most for a Texas Tech quarterback.

Taurean Henderson had another record-setting game, breaking the previous NCAA record for receptions by a running back (262 receptions), and increasing his total receptions to 272. He continued to display his versatility, finishing the game with 118 receiving yards, 49 rushing yards, and 5 touchdowns.

The Air Raid offense was potent with 684 total yards and four receivers with over 100 yards each. Joel Filani played another superb game, making 10 catches for 255 yards and averaging an astounding 25.5 yards per catch. Jarrett Hicks and Robert Johnson also had great games, with Hicks catching for 105 yards and averaging 11.7 yards per catch and Johnson catching 7 passes for 107 yards for a 15.3 yards per catch average.

The defense displayed their tenacity and all-around improvement, allowing only 1 touchdown and 2 field goals, all of which came in the first half.

Dwayne Slay caused 2 fumbles, including a bone-crushing hit on K-State quarterback Allan Evridge, which brought his total to 6 forced fumbles on the year. Slay lead the D with 7 tackles. Vincent Meeks also stepped up big for the Red Raider defense with 6 tackles and 1 interception. Fletcher Sessions was another big contributor to the D's success with 2 sacks and four tackles on the game.

The Red Raiders head to Austin next weekend to face #2 Texas, and with both teams boasting unblemished records and high-octane offenses, it is sure to be a thrilling game.


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