What a heartbreaking game; I thought we had it there for a little bit. But every game is a learning experience, and I’m sure the boys will come back even better next weekend. Oklahoma is a solid team and it was tough weather conditions, this wasn’t a terrible game. Texas Tech had some monster plays and there were great things done on both sides of the ball. With that said, let’s look at a few players of the game.
Offensive Player of the Game: Eric Ward. He came out on fire yesterday, in what I think was his best game so far this season. He had 106 receiving yards, and caught the first two touchdown passes of the day, one of those being a throw from running back Kenny Williams.
Defensive Player of the Game: Tre’ Porter. Porter recorded the best stats yesterday. He had nine solo tackles and assisted with four more. He also forced a fumble. In a game that wasn’t necessarily the best game for the Red Raider defense, Porter shined. I can’t forget to mention Dennell Wesley’s giant hit. If you missed it, you’re going to want to find a way to watch it. It is glorious.
Side note: I know last week I said I was going to do a “freshman of the game,” but I really think someone else needs to be recognized for his efforts in yesterday’s game. The special teams played amazing yesterday, so today I’m honoring one with a “Special Teams Player of the Game.”
Special Teams Player of the Game: Summitt Hogue. Hogue recovered an onside kick, which was quickly turned into a touchdown. Without Hogue’s awesome recovery, the game could have been ugly. The walk-on turned scholarship player proved his worth on special teams yesterday.
Texas Tech is not undefeated anymore. But 7-1 is far from bad, and the team played one heck of a game yesterday. I expect even more next weekend against Oklahoma State. They’ll be hungry, and fortune favors the bold.