LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Seth Doege threw for 317 yards (20-of-35) and four touchdowns while Austin Zouzalik hauled in 75 receiving yards on Saturday afternoon in front of 12,400 fans at the annual Spring Game at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Black team prevailed in the contest with a 27-26 win over the Red squad.
"This was a good day for us," said Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville. "I thought it was a well played game that will give us a good look at where we stand heading into the offseason. We had guys step up on both sides of the ball and really play well. We had a beautiful day and a great crowd. I really want to thank all the fans that came out today."
Doege led the charge of the first team offense and was impressive with 317 yards passing, four touchdowns and just one interception. Doege's longest pass play of the day was a 63-yard strike to Alex Torres.
Defensively, D.J. Johnson and Cqulin Hubert led the way with eight tackles each while Hubert also added a pair of sacks. Daniel Cobb recorded the only turnover of the game with an interception of Doege (22 yards).
Two new faces made their way around Jones AT&T Stadium during the game as head basketball coach Billy Gillispie and athletics director Kirby Hocutt spent time with the local media and Red Raider fans. Gillispie received a warm welcome during the first quarter of the game and did live interviews with the Texas Tech Sports Networks (radio and television). Hocutt, who began his duties this week as athletics director, spent most of the second quarter in the radio booth with Brian Jensen and John Harris while also making an appearance on the television broadcast.
With the completion of today's Spring Game, that puts a wrap on spring practice for the Texas Tech football team. This will mark the earliest end to spring workouts in over a decade.
Information from: Texas Tech Athletics