October 13, 2012
Tech turns corner against WVU
You had to feel good for Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege Saturday and his Red Raider football team after a convincing 49-14 victory against No. 5 West Virginia in Lubbock, Texas.
A week ago, Doege was the scapegoat in a 41-20 loss to No. 13, and bound to rise Oklahoma, after throwing three interceptions, including a pick six. This week he is a hero after throwing a career-best 504 yards on top of six touchdown passes.
He handled the criticism he received with class Monday and handled the praise Saturday the same way.
It's unusual a fan base would illegally come onto the field after a game that had not been in doubt for more than an hour but nothing has been usual in Lubbock, Texas, recently. Almost three years when former head coach Mike Leach was fired after 10 winning seasons, specifically.
When the fans charged onto the field they were warmly greeted by Doege and the rest of their fellow classmates in helmets and shoulder pads and a coaching staff that has not been in an ideal situation after a 5-7 record a season ago.
"I didn't really think about (myself) too much," Doege said after the game. "The fact that made me excited was looking up at the scoreboard and seeing those numbers. That's what internally made me a kid. Enjoying the fans rushing the field. I've always wanted to be part of something like that, so that was awesome too."
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