West Virginia thumped by Texas Tech 49-14

6:14 PM, Oct 13, 2012   |    comments
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Lubbock, TX -- Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege overcame the gusty winds in Lubbock.

Heisman Trophy hopeful and West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith, however, did not.

Doege threw for a career-high 499 yards and six touchdowns in Texas Tech's 49-14 thumping of No. 5 West Virginia.

Doege nearly doubled Smith's passing yardage and completed 32-of-42 passes with an interception for the Red Raiders (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) who had won their first four games of the season before losing to Oklahoma last Saturday.

Darrin Moore hauled in nine passes for 92 yards and three touchdowns, while Jace Amaro caught five passes for 156 yards and a score in the win.

Coming into the contest with just 38 incompletions on the season, Smith misfired 26 times on Saturday.

He still hasn't thrown an interception on the year, but threw for 275 yards on just 29-of-55 efficiency for West Virginia (5-1, 2-1), which had its eight- game winning streak dating back to last season snapped.

Stedman Bailey, West Virginia's all-time touchdown receptions leader, had six receptions for 56 yards and a score, but suffered an ankle injury in the first half and did not return.


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