UNR braces for record-breaking Texas Tech QB
September 24, 2011 - 1:00 am
LUBBOCK, Texas — Seth Doege isn’t worried about an encore after his record-setting day.
Texas Tech’s junior quarterback completed 40 of 44 passes for a career-high 401 yards in a 59-13 win at New Mexico last week. In a jaw-dropping performance, Doege threw more touchdown passes (five) than incompletions (four), completed his first 15 passes and did not play at all in the fourth quarter.
Doege’s 90.9 completion percentage set an NCAA record, replacing the mark by former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury (49 of 59, 83 percent, in a 48-47 win against Texas A&M in 2002).
The Red Raiders (2-0) play host to UNR (1-1) tonight and Doege is more interested in that. He said he and his teammates know how it feels to play in “the zone” and that they’re capable.
“It’s good to see something special finally happen,” Doege said. “Not just the record but how we executed on offense. It was really fun, and that’s how we need to approach a game every week … start fast and keep the pedal down throughout the game.”
UNR coach Chris Ault saw improvement in his defense in the Wolf Pack’s 17-14 win at San Jose State last week. He said his players will be tested by a “terrific throwing” Red Raiders team.
The Wolf Pack will probably play two quarterbacks. Ault said he wants more consistency from Tyler Lantrip, who has thrown four interceptions in two games. Cody Fajardo took some snaps in a 69-20 loss at then-No. 13 Oregon in Week 1.
“The offense was very lethargic, no question about it,” Ault said.