NCAAF Game Recap - Texas Tech at West Virginia
Sat Nov 9, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Nov 9, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas Tech (4-5)

21

14

0

3

38

West Virginia (3-6)

3

7

0

7

17

Texas Tech roughs up West Virginia 38-17
Sat Nov 9, 2019 4:59 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey continues to give West Virginia fits.

The junior moved the offense at will in the first half and the Red Raiders used a fast start to beat West Virginia 38-17 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their fifth straight loss.

Duffey threw for one touchdown to boost his total to 10 scores with two interceptions in his last five games after taking over in mid-September for the injured Alan Bowman.

"We came out with a great focus. We have to continue it," Jett said. "I always believe in myself, I always believe that if I work hard and do what I need to do, then I will achieve what I want to achieve, no matter what's in my way."

Ta'Zhawn Henry and SaRodorick Thompson each had two first-half short scoring runs for Texas Tech (4-5, 2-4 Big 12), which broke a three-game losing streak and now has a bowl bid to fight for with three games left.

"A lot of people are counting us out," said Texas Tech coach Matt Wells. "(We have) a little underdog mentality right now."

West Virginia (3-6, 1-5) fell into a last-place tie with idle Kansas.

Texas Tech scored touchdowns on its first five drives and led 35-10 at halftime. Duffey accounted for 281 of Texas Tech's 337 first-half yards. He took advantage of a decimated secondary with four first-half passes of 20 yards or longer, including an 81-yard scoring toss to a wide-open Dalton Rigdon.

"He's really done a nice job of protecting the ball in the pocket better," Wells said.

Duffey finished 24 of 34 for 354 yards.

"A frustrating day all the way around," said West Virginia coach Neal Brown. "We got off to an extremely poor start defensively. We didn't get pressure on the quarterback all day. He made a bunch of plays on us. He's active. He got the ball out of his hand fast."

A year ago, Duffey ran for 86 yards in a 42-34 loss to the Mountaineers in a game that West Virginia led by as many as 25 points.

On Saturday, the Red Raiders managed just a field goal after halftime and didn't allow West Virginia to mount a comeback. The Mountaineers outgained Texas Tech 549-481 but squandered several scoring chances.

West Virginia turned the ball over on downs four times after incompletions deep in Texas Tech territory.

West Virginia's Austin Kendall was intercepted twice, one of them into triple coverage that Texas Tech's DeMarcus Fields caught in the end zone in the third quarter. Kendall also fumbled the ball away on fourth down as he was hit attempting a first-quarter pass.

Kendall finished 26 of 43 for 355 yards before being replaced late in the third quarter by Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege, who made his season debut. Kendall and Doege each threw a touchdown pass.

West Virginia wide receiver Sam James caught 14 passes for 223 yards.

West Virginia's losing streak is its worst since losing five straight in 2012.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders appeared at ease in their impressive first-half performance and can become bowl eligible with wins in two of their final three games, including two at home.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers looked out of sorts on defense and never recovered. West Virginia didn't get a sack after recording eight against Baylor in its last game. The Mountaineers now must win all three remaining games to get to a bowl.

TARGETING EJECTION

Texas Tech tight end Travis Koontz was ejected from the game for targeting for a third-quarter hit on safety Kerry Martin.

TROUBLE AT HOME

West Virginia has lost three home games for the first time since the 2014 season, when it finished 7-6. The home finale is Nov. 23 against Oklahoma State. The last time the Mountaineers lost four times at home was in 1990, when it finished with five home losses.

UP NEXT

Texas Tech: Hosts TCU next Saturday.

West Virginia: Plays at Kansas State next Saturday.

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Passing

TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Duffey 34 24 70.6 1 354 81 0 114.1
WVU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Kendall 43 26 60.5 0 355 51 2 67.5
J. Doege 17 11 64.7 1 119 22 0 104.8

Rushing

TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Henry 22 67 3.0 14 2
J. Duffey 8 34 4.3 14 0
WVU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Brown 6 16 2.7 10 0
T. Mathis 4 14 3.5 8 0

Receiving

TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Rigdon 3 106 35.3 81 1
E. Ezukanma 5 70 14.0 24 0
WVU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. James 14 223 15.9 51 0
G. Campbell 3 95 31.7 50 0

Fumbles

WVU F FL
A. Kendall 1 1

Returning

TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Henry 3 18.7 0 25 0 - 0 0
C. Nwabuko III 0 - 0 0 2 6.5 0 7
WVU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Wright 2 16.5 0 18 0 - 0 0
A. Sinkfield 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0

Punting

TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. McNamara 5 227 45.4 58
WVU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Growden 2 92 46.0 48

Takeaways

TxTch Int Yds InTD
D. Coleman III 1 30 0
D. Fields 1 34 0

Team Stats Comparison

TxTch WVU
Points For 38 17
Total Yards 481 549
Rushing Yards 127 51
Passing Yards 354 498
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/34 38/61
Turnovers 0 4
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/2
First Downs 22 25
Penalties - Yards 6/55 3/25
Time Of Possession 12:12 48:48
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 6/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/4 1/5
Punts - Average Yards 5/45 2/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TxTch WVU
TxTch 4:02 TD Ta'Zhawn Henry 2 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 7 0
WVU 7:17 FG Casey Legg 30 yd FG 7 3
TxTch 7:33 TD Dalton Rigdon 81 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 14 3
TxTch 10:08 TD Ta'Zhawn Henry 4 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 21 3
2nd Quarter TxTch WVU
TxTch 1:35 TD SaRodorick Thompson 1 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 28 3
WVU 3:44 TD Kennedy McKoy 24 yd pass from Isaiah Esdale (Casey Legg kick) 28 10
TxTch 6:59 TD SaRodorick Thompson 2 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 35 10
3rd Quarter TxTch WVU
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter TxTch WVU
TxTch 4:40 FG Trey Wolff 24 yd FG 38 10
WVU 14:55 TD Tony Mathis 9 yd pass from Jarret Doege (Casey Legg kick) 38 17

Game Information

Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
Attendance: 56,573
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