Scores

Final

Texas State 10

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Texas Tech 50

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 3, 2011

Jones AT&T Stadium, LUBBOCK, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 10 0 0 010
TTU 9 0 20 2150

Top Performers

Passing: S. Doege (TTU) - 331 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: E. Stephens Jr. (TTU) - 20 CAR, 113 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Moore (TTU) - 12 REC, 221 YDS, 1 TD

Seth Doege fuels Texas Tech's rout of Texas State

Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Seth Doege threw for three touchdowns and 326 yards to lead Texas Tech to a 50-10 win over Texas State on Saturday night.

The Red Raiders fell behind early but rallied and held the Bobcats scoreless after the first quarter.

Doege, who played most of the game, went 23 for 33. He threw two touchdown passes for 20 yards and one for 10.

Eric Stephens ran for two touchdowns -- one a 46-yarder where he went untouched up the middle to put the Red Raiders up 23-10. He finished with 118 yards on 21 carries.

Darrin Moore, Doege's favorite target, caught 12 passes for 221 yards.

The Bobcats (0-1) started off solid with an option-type ground game that gave Texas Tech's defense fits. Three of the Bobcats' four fumbles, by quarterback Shaun Rutherford and running backs Marcus Curry and Terrence Franks, led to touchdowns for the Red Raiders (0-1).

Once Texas Tech's offense got on track they moved easily down the field, mixing its pass-heavy offense with the run. The Red Raiders actually ran more than they passed but got more yards in the air. Texas Tech got 157 yards on 33 carries.

The Red Raiders didn't give up a lot of points but the Bobcats chewed up yardage on the ground. Rutherford, who had 82 yards on 12 carries and used Curry, Franks and Tim Hawkins out of the backfield, appeared to flummox the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech gave up 256 yards on 50 rushes by the Bobcats. That's more yardage than they gave up on the ground last season (162 yards per game).

Texas State moved the ball easily on the ground in the first quarter and built a 10-0 lead. The Bobcats also got help with sloppy tackling by Texas Tech.

Texas State got a 40-yard field goal on its first drive and then got the ball right back. Matt Harris forced a fumble after Darrin Moore caught a 5-yard pass from Doege.

Darryl Morris recovered the ball on Texas Tech's 41. Texas State kept in on the ground and Marcus Curry scored on a 7-yard run to go up 10-0.

The Red Raiders got a break when Will Johnson kicked the ball out of bounds, giving Texas Tech the ball its own 40. Two plays later, Doege found Moore along the near sideline and he pulled in a 41-yarder over his shoulder and down to the Bobcats 10.

The junior quarterback hit Brad Marquez on a fade pass in the corner of the end zone to trail 10-7 late in the first quarter.

The Bobcats got pinned at their own 1 on the kickoff when Isaiah Bell and Derek Lopez collided on the kickoff. That field position wasn't what hurt Texas State, though.

On the next play quarterback Shaun Rutherford threw the ball out of bounds, but he hadn't left the pocket and was still in the end zone, which gave Texas Tech a safety and a 10-9 deficit going into the second quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
TTU
1st Downs2124
Total Yards331505
Passing75348
Rushing256157
Penalties11-882-30
3rd Down Conversions5-157-12
4th Down Conversions3-30-3
Turnovers41
Possession36:1223:48

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford5/12383.200
Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Doege23/333269.930

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutherford12826.8018
Curry19713.719
Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stephens211185.6246
Washington6386.3123

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Battle22713.5014
Bolden2105.007
Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore1222118.4141
Torres45814.5022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTTTU
FG06:30Will Johnson 40 Yd 30
TD01:36Marcus Curry 7 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 100
TD00:53Bradley Marquez 10 Yd Pass From Seth Doege (Donnie Carona Kick) 107
SF00:46Shaun Rutherford Tackled By Bradley Marquez In End Zone 109
THIRD QUARTERTXSTTTU
TD07:22Darrin Moore 20 Yd Pass From Seth Doege (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1015
TD01:39Eric Stephens 46 Yd Run (Donnie Carona Kick) 1022
TD00:00Eric Stephens 2 Yd Run (Donnie Carona Kick) 1029
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTTTU
TD11:54Tramain Swindall 20 Yd Pass From Seth Doege (Donnie Carona Kick) 1036
TD05:55DeAndre Washington 23 Yd Run (Donnie Carona Kick) 1043
TD03:27Eric Ward 3 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Donnie Carona Kick) 1050