Cent Arkansas 35

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Texas Tech 42

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 3 13 5 1435
TTU 7 14 7 1442

Top Performers

Passing: D. Webb (TTU) - 452 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Washington (TTU) - 20 CAR, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Marquez (TTU) - 11 REC, 184 YDS, 2 TD

Texas Tech hangs on to beat Central Arkansas 42-35

Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Davis Webb threw for 452 yards and four touchdowns to lead Texas Tech to a 42-35 win over Central Arkansas Saturday night.

The sophomore quarterback also had two interceptions, a fifth what he threw all last season.

Webb completed 39 of 52 passes and threw TDs of 6, 5 and 70 yards. The 70-yarder early in the fourth quarter was a career high for Webb and receiver Bradley Marquez.

Central Arkansas (0-1) of the Football Championship Subdivision was ahead midway through the second quarter. Once Texas Tech led, the Bears pulled within 42-35 late in the game when backup quarterback Ryan Howard threw an 8-yard TD to Damien Watts.

Bears starting QB Taylor Reed threw for 140 yards and scored on a 1-yard run.

DeAndre Washington of Texas Tech (1-0) rushed for a career-high 104 yards on 20 carries. The team beat last season's rushing average by 66 yards.

Marquez had two touchdown catches, grabbing a 27-yarder from Webb about 7 minutes after the first.

The Red Raiders came out after halftime and put together an 11-play scoring drive. Webb found Reginald Davis over the middle on a 5-yard slant to put Texas Tech up 28-16.

Webb hit Bradley Marquez on a crossing route and he scampered along the near sideline for a 70-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to put the Red Raiders up 35-21.

The Bears kept plugging, scoring after each of the Red Raiders touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Early in the week, Red Raiders coached Kliff Kingsbury said his goals for the game were to reduce penalties and turnovers. Last season the Red Raiders had 18 interceptions (113th in nation) and the team lost 15 fumbles (116th).

Webb, who had nine interceptions in 10 games last season, had two before halftime. Both picks seemed to come on plays where Webb forced the pass. Both picks led to scores for the Bears.

Texas Tech finished with 114 yards on 15 penalties; last year they averaged eight penalites and 75.2 yards per game.

Webb's first pick came on first down at the Bears 11-yard line. Webb rolled to left and tried to force the ball to Devin Lauderdale, who was being covered by Prince Ene. The ball popped up and was intercepted by Dawson Hadnot.

From there, the Bears put together a 12-play drive to go up 10-7.

Webb's second interception came when he tried to hit Jakeem Grant on the far sideline. There wasn't a lot of space to get it to Grant and the ball was picked off by Artez Williams at Texas Tech's 40. Williams returned it to the Red Raiders 2-yard line, and Willie Matthews took it in on the first play to put Central Arkansas up 16-7 early in the second half.


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs2835
Total Yards406636
3rd Down Conversions5-196-11
4th Down Conversions6-62-2

Passing Leaders

Taylor Reed19/331404.200
Ryan Howard4/67913.210
Davis Webb39/524528.742

Rushing Leaders

Willie Matthews21964.6113
Blake Veasley14433.119
DeAndre Washington201045.2117
Quinton White8455.6017

Receiving Leaders

Dez Lewis710515.0052
Blake Veasley33612.0021
Bradley Marquez1118416.7270
Reginald Davis55410.8132

Scoring Summary

FG7:41Jace Denker 28 Yd Field Goal 30
TD5:13DeAndre Washington 1 Yd Run (Ryan Bustin Kick)37
TD11:43Taylor Reed 1 Yd Run (Jace Denker Kick)107
TD10:38Willie Matthews 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)167
TD7:16Jordan Davis 6 Yd pass from Davis Webb (Ryan Bustin Kick)1614
TD3:34Justin Stockton 6 Yd Run (Ryan Bustin Kick)1621
TD11:05Reginald Davis 5 Yd pass from Davis Webb (Ryan Bustin Kick)1628
FG6:36Jace Denker 34 Yd Field Goal 1928
SF6:20Team Safety 2128
TD12:58Bradley Marquez 70 Yd pass from Davis Webb (Ryan Bustin Kick)2135
TD7:47Blake Veasley 1 Yd Run (Jace Denker Kick)2835
TD5:38Bradley Marquez 27 Yd pass from Davis Webb (Ryan Bustin Kick)2842
TD2:57Damien Watts 8 Yd pass from Ryan Howard (Jace Denker Kick)3542