The Red Raiders came out flying and never took their foot off the gas pedal as they trounced Kansas State 66-14. Steven Sheffield lit up the West Texas sky with 490 yards 7 touchdowns during his first start career start.
With starting quarterback Taylor Potts
out with a concussion, backup Steven Sheffield
got his first career start on Saturday night against Kansas State
Sheffield did not disappoint.
In the first half, Sheffield completed 22 of 29 passes for 370 yards and 5 touchdowns. The 370 passing yards sets a new school record for most yards in a half, surpassing the previous record of 367 yards set by B.J. Symons against Ole Miss in 2003.
Sheffield finished the game with 490 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Sheffield was very liberal with the ball distribution, as he found 11 different receivers for catches and 4 for scores in the first half alone.
The Red Raider D was equally impressive, pitching a shutout until 7:33 left in the second half. They finished the game with 4 sacks and only allowed 284 total yards.
3rd string Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege saw his first live action of football since his sophomore year at 2A Crane High School after the Red Raiders built a 59-7 lead in the 4th quarter.
Detron Lewis led the receiving corps with 8 catches for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jacoby Franks scored the first touchdown of his career on a 72 yard strike in the second quarter.
Next week the Red Raiders head to Lincoln to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.