Time for another installment of players of the game. This time we’re taking a look at Texas Tech’s match up with Texas State. The defense had another good game during the Red Raiders’ win over the Bobcats, but the offense was kind of hard to watch at times. However, both sides had some great plays, and some players stood out from the others.
Offensive player of the game: Offense just never really showed up as much as they should have yesterday. There were some great plays, but they never seemed to click. Jace Amaro was consistent all night; Reginald Davis, Eric Ward, and Bradley Marquez all made some big plays; Sadale Foster caught a 44 yard pass I thought was impossible; DeAndre Washington was productive with rushing the ball. But for the offensive player of the game, I’m going with kicker Ryan Bustin. He had 12 points from field goals that completed a pretty good little number of Tech’s offensive drives. Bustin had nearly half of Tech’s points that were on the board.
Defensive player of the game: The defense had another strong showing during this game, and LB Will Smith had an even stronger performance. Smith recovered a fumble for a defensive touchdown and got Tech their first touchdown of the game. He also had five solo tackles and three assists, including a tackle for loss. After the last four games, Will Smith is definitely becoming a recognizable name for Texas Tech football.
Newcomer of the game: Quinton White had a productive night while giving some life to the rushing game that has been pretty dead the last few games. He rushed for 34 yards last night, less than only DeAndre Washington, and picked up a few first downs along the way.
Last night’s game wasn’t the best played game there’s ever been, but Tech still added another W to their record. Two more wins until they become bowl eligible, and Kliff and Co. are still undefeated – thanks to the hard work of all the coaches and the players. So tell me, who do you think deserves recognition for players of the game?