Despite a delay to the start of the game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders home opener was a success as they topped Stephen F. Austin 61-13 at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Red Raiders had 731 yards of total offense (494 passing, 237 rushing) as they had their way with the LumberJacks.
With lightning in the area, the start of the 6 p.m. game was delayed until 6:52 p.m., marking the first weather delay at the Jones since the Missouri game in 1998.
Texas Tech didn't waste any time, electrifying the crowd a mere 52 seconds into the game. Quarterback Baker Mayfield hit Jakeem Grant for a 45 yard touchdown pass to put Tech up 7-0.
The Red Raiders tallied 28 in the first quarter behind 2 touchdown passes from Mayfield and 2 touchdown runs from Kenny Williams.
The scoring continued in the second quarter as Mayfield connected with Bradley Marquez for a 60 yard touchdown and DeAndre Washington's 2 yard touchdown run gave Tech a 45-7 halftime lead. The Red Raiders amassed 523 yards of offense.
True Freshman walk-on Baker Mayfield played the first half going 21-30 for 367 yard and 3 touchdowns. Mayfield also rushed 9 times for 67 yards.
Davis Webb took over at Quarterback in the third quarter and threw a touchdown pass to Reginald Davis to make it 61-7 after 3.
The game set a new Texas Tech student attendance record of 14,915.
No time to rest for 2-0 Texas Tech as they open Big 12 Conference play in 5 days hosting TCU Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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