After a brief weather delay, Kliff Kingsbury’s return to the Jones was off to a quick start. Texas Tech had points on the board with 14:08 left in the first quarter and the defense had a pretty good game as well. Now let’s take a look at some of the players of the game.
Offensive Player of the Game: Jakeem Grant. The sophomore had a total of 150 all-purpose yards. Grant was on fire last night. He had rushing yards, receiving yards, kick return yards…and, oh, did I mention he was the one who had a touchdown in the first minute of the game. Talk about a high-powered offense.
Defensive Player of the Game: Micah Awe had an incredible game. He had seven solo tackles and one assist. The defense had a great game and held Stephen F. Austin to 13 points and 397 total offensive yards, and the sophomore from Mansfield Summitt high school was a big part of that.
Newcomer of the Game: This one is a little more difficult. With the game being such a blow away, Kingsbury and company gave several new players a chance to play during the second half. On the offensive side of the ball, Quinton White and Carlos Thompson both had pretty good games. They had 71 and 120 all-purpose yards, respectively. On the defensive side of the ball, Malik Jenkins had a great game with four solo tackles. Like I said last week, I think we have a bright future with the young players on the team.
Everyone knew this game should be a blowout, and Texas Tech didn’t disappoint. Lots of young players had opportunities to play that they may not have otherwise, while veterans had an opportunity to sit back and relax before they take on TCU Thursday.