Sophomore quarterback Davis Webb, playing his second Red and Black game at Texas Tech, dominated for a third scrimmage in a row this spring.
At half-time, Webb already accumulated 258 yards passing, four touchdowns and no intercepts. He eventually finished 25-of-37 with 354 yards. Webb continually made throws that can only be described as NFL-like, slinging the ball around with great accuracy and consistency. He’s by far the most talented player currently on the roster.
Webb’s favorite target on the day, Jakeem Grant, caught 5 passes for 105 yards and an electrifying 75-yard touchdown. Bradley Marquez, Rodney Hall and Quinton White were the recipients of Webb’s other three touchdowns.
Suffice it to say, the defense did not have a good showing against Webb and Co. Several missed tackles led to big plays and touchdowns, and the secondary was regularly beaten by the likes of Grant and Marquez. While more than one Tech receiver is dynamic enough to make any defensive back in the country look silly, their performance during the last three scrimmages leaves much to be desired.
However, it’s unfair to pass final judgement on a defense missing several key members for various reasons and awaiting the arrival of several high-profile recruits this summer. Replacing guys like Will Smith and Kerry Hyder was never going to be easy.
Hopefully the result of the Red and Black game has more to do with offensive dominance than with defensive incapability. It certainly wasn’t a boring game, and Tech fans no doubt have more appreciation for offense than anything else.
Nearly 20,000 Red Raider fans showed up to watch the Davis Webb show this year, shattering the previous record set last spring of just over 16,000.