Boxscore
Texas Tech 44, Northwestern State 6
Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Jones AT&T Stadium
Attendance - 50237

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northwestern State 0 3 0 3 6
Texas Tech 7 17 3 17 44

Recap


Texas Tech 44, Northwestern State 6:
Seth Doege passed for 199 yards and the Red Raiders’ defense held the visiting Demons to 84 total yards.
 
Doege, who had 28 touchdown passes in 2011, had only one scoring strike in the opener for a more balanced Red Raiders’ offense. Tech had 500 total yards – 179 on the ground.
 
Texas Tech’s defense, which allowed almost 40 points a game a year ago, held Northwestern State to 13 yards rushing.
 
The Red Raiders scored three touchdowns in the first half on drives that included 16, 10 and 12 plays, respectively.
 
Eric Stephens scored on a 4-yard run with 2:50 left in the first quarter to cap a 79-yard drive and from 2 yards with 11:16 remaining in the second quarter to end a 75-yard march.
 
Doege connected with Kenny Williams for a 2-yard touchdown with 6:16 left in the second quarter as Tech settled for a 21-3 halftime lead. Williams also led the ground attack with 74 yards.
 
Tech backup Michael Brewer threw a pair of touchdowns to Marcus Kennard in the fourth quarter.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
Northwestern State kicker John Shaughnessy connected on two field goals, but missed from 38 yards in the first quarter to end his school-record run of 12 consecutive made. … Texas Tech is 59-26-3 in season openers. … The Red Raiders were picked ninth in the Big 12 preseason poll. … Tech beat Northwestern State 75-7 in their only other meeting in 2007.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:50
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 7 - Northwestern State 0
2nd Quarter - 14:48
Northwestern State   FG  Texas Tech 7 - Northwestern State 3
2nd Quarter - 11:16
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 14 - Northwestern State 3
2nd Quarter - 6:16
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 21 - Northwestern State 3
2nd Quarter - 1:15
Texas Tech   FG  Texas Tech 24 - Northwestern State 3
3rd Quarter - 6:16
Texas Tech   FG  Texas Tech 27 - Northwestern State 3
4th Quarter - 14:56
Northwestern State   FG  Texas Tech 27 - Northwestern State 6
4th Quarter - 12:14
Texas Tech   FG  Texas Tech 30 - Northwestern State 6
4th Quarter - 5:46
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 37 - Northwestern State 6
4th Quarter - 1:25
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 44 - Northwestern State 6
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northwestern State Texas Tech
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northwestern State Texas Tech
Score 6 44
First Downs 6 37
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
10-for-16
62%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 84 500
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-13 46-179
Average/Rush 0.5 3.9
Passing
Comp-Att 11-21 33-47
Passing Yards 71 321
Average/Pass Play 3.0 6.7
Penalties-Yards 8-88 6-45
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 23:56 36:04

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Henderson 10/19 70 0 0
D. Canyon 1/2 1 0 0
Texas Tech (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Doege 23/34 199 1 1
M. Brewer 10/13 122 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Riley 7 11 1.6 0
R. Walker 4 8 2.0 0
B. Henderson 11 6 0.5 0
D. Canyon 1 0 0.0 0
R. Morris 3 -1 -0.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Williams 15 74 4.9 0
E. Stephens 16 58 3.6 2
S. Foster 11 44 4.0 0
S. Doege 2 7 3.5 0
J. Grant 1 3 3.0 0
M. Brewer 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Harvey 4 35 8.8 0
C. Simmons 1 12 12.0 0
L. Hollier 1 10 10.0 0
T. Nims 1 6 6.0 0
K. Johnson 1 5 5.0 0
R. Walker 2 2 1.0 0
S. McClain 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Marquez 7 92 13.1 0
J. Amaro 4 49 12.2 0
M. Kennard 4 40 10.0 2
E. Ward 3 26 8.7 0
J. Grant 3 25 8.3 0
J. Davis 2 23 11.5 0
K. Williams 2 23 11.5 1
D. Edwards 1 11 11.0 0
E. Stephens 3 11 3.7 0
A. Zouzalik 1 7 7.0 0
S. Foster 1 7 7.0 0
A. Torres 1 4 4.0 0
J. McRoy 1 3 3.0 0
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