Red Raider Football: Bye-Week Notes

Sep 21, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jakeem Grant (11) rushes against the Texas State Bobcats during the second half at Jones AT

The Texas Tech Red Raiders start the year undefeated and nationally ranked with a week off before resuming Big 12 play in Lawrence, Kan. against the Jayhawks. Here’s some notes from the last four weeks of football:

  • Texas Tech heads into their first bye-week with an 4-0 record (1-0 in Big 12 play).
  • After an ugly win over Texas State, Tech moves up to No. 24 in the AP Poll and enters USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 25.
  • The Red Raider defense hasn’t allowed a passing touchdown in two-straight games, giving up just two all season.
  • Junior Bradley Marquez has at least one touchdown catch in the first four games this season. Last Red Raider to do that was Eric Ward  in 2011 with five straight.
  • Tech’s opponents were in 69 third-down situations in these last four games. The defense only allowed 21 conversions (30 percent).
  • After holding Texas State scoreless in the first-half, the Tech defense pitched back-to-back first-half shutouts for the first time since 2005.
  • Thanks to a goal-line stand Saturday which ended in a Pete Robertson interception, Texas Tech hasn’t trailed in any game this season. Tech’s offense scored at least three points on each of their first possessions.
  • Saturday’s announced attendance was 60,997, a new Jones AT&T Stadium record.
  • Will Smith scored on a fumble recovery Saturday night. The last time Tech did that was in 2011 when C. Douglas did it vs. Oklahoma State.


Topics: Big 12, Texas Tech Football, Texas Tech Red Raiders

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