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Red Raiders QB lights it up in stunner

Texas Tech’s Marcus Kennard (88), Darrin Moore (14) and LaAdrian Waddle (65) celebrate a touchdown.

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Texas Tech’s Marcus Kennard (88), Darrin Moore (14) and LaAdrian Waddle (65) celebrate a touchdown.

LUBBOCK, Texas — Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a career-high 499 yards while Texas Tech's defense shut down Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia as the Red Raiders upset the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday.

Red Raider fans stormed the field after their team's most lopsided victory over a team ranked in the top five.

Texas Tech consistently stymied West Virginia's offense. Heisman Trophy hopeful Smith was 29-of-55 for 275 yards but couldn't get the ball in the end zone.

The Red Raiders offense had no such trouble.

"When you don't have a pass rush, it's a lot easier to make your reads," said Doege, who threw touchdown passes of 39, 19, 16, 2, 29 and 7 yards. He completed 32-of-42 and matched his career high for TDs. Darrin Moore caught three touchdown passes, tying his career high.

Texas Tech had 18 plays of 15 yards or more, including a 61-yard pass to Jace Amaro and a 53-yard touchdown run by SaDale Foster.

"I thought Seth did a tremendous job running our offense," Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. "He's hard-nosed, and he ran the ball."

Amaro finished with five receptions for 156 yards.

The previous week, the Mountaineers converted all five of their fourth-down tries in a 48-45 win at Texas. Against the Red Raiders they went 1-for-6.

"Those guys did a great job of just attacking us," Smith said. "They attacked us the entire game."

Doege had one interception, an improvement over the five he'd thrown in the previous two games.

"He came out and played loose, and he was on point," Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown said.

Sooners rule Red River

DALLAS — When Bob Stoops starts to rattle off the scores of the big wins he has brought home for Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, they all start to sound alike. And that's so sweet for the Sooners.

Damien Williams broke a 95-yard touchdown run, the longest in the rivalry's history, and Blake Bell powered in for four TDs as No. 13 Oklahoma beat No. 15 Texas 63-21. Stoops is 9-5 against Longhorns coach Mack Brown and responsible for three of Oklahoma's five most lopsided wins over Texas. And that doesn't include last year's 55-17 rout.

"It's in the same ballpark," Stoops said, trying to rank his glut of triumphs against Texas. "If we'd have left our (starting) defense out there, I don't think the end would have been like it was. It would have been right there with those." Oklahoma's backups allowed two late TDs.

Texas lost quarterback David Ash to an apparent left wrist injury with the Longhorns down 49-8 in the fourth quarter.

NO. 6 KANSAS ST. 27, IOWA ST. 21: Quarterback Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats, who held the ball for over 40 minutes and were 8-of-17 on third-down conversions. Klein also threw for 187 yards. and the Wildcats held the Cyclones to 231 yards of offense.

NO. 8 OHIO ST. 52, INDIANA 49: Braxton Miller had a 67-yard touchdown run and threw TD passes of 60 and 46 yards as the visiting Buckeyes escaped. The Hoosiers have lost 21 straight Big Ten games to teams outside the state and 18 straight to the Buckeyes since 1988 (one OSU win was vacated). Indiana had two TDs in the final 1:40 before the Buckeyes recovered an onside kick to kill the clock.

NO. 10 OREGON ST. 42, BYU 24: Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school for the visiting Beavers, who took advantage of late turnovers and penalties for their first 5-0 start since 1939. Vaz is filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.

NO. 11 USC 24, WASHINGTON 14: Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown and safety Jawanza Starling forced a key fourth-quarter fumble as the Trojans used big plays on defense and special teams to overcome an inconsistent offense.

NO. 24 BOISE ST. 20, FRESNO ST. 10: D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown for the host Broncos, who gained 215 yards on the ground in their seventh straight victory over the Bulldogs. "It starts with our defense. Those guys are playing really hard, and to hold Fresno to 10 points is really impressive," Boise State coach Chris Petersen said.

NO. 25 MICHIGAN 45, ILLINOIS 0: Denard Robinson overcame a mysterious first-quarter injury, then brushed aside the visiting Illini almost as easily. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for two after leaving briefly in the first quarter. "It was just a boo-boo," said Robinson, declining to say what sent him out of the game briefly. "It's all good."

Around the nation

IOWA 19, MICHIGAN ST. 16, 2OT: Kirk Ferentz won his 100th game as Iowa's coach, and Mark Weisman ran for 116 yards and scored a tying touchdown in the final minute of regulation for the visiting Hawkeyes. Iowa won when Andrew Maxwell's deflected pass was intercepted by Greg Castillo.

N'WESTERN 21, MINNESOTA 13: Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats, who overcame 11 penalties to become bowl eligible and spoil Minnesota's homecoming. Northwestern has won three in a row against the Gophers, tying its longest winning streak in series history.

WISCONSIN 38, PURDUE 14: Montee Ball rushed for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns for the visiting Badgers. The senior passed Texas Tech's Taurean Henderson for third place in NCAA history with 72 total career touchdowns. "Personally, I needed this," Ball said.

UCLA 21, UTAH 14: Brett Hundley passed for 183 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 68 yards and a score for the host Bruins. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 79 yards and a TD for UCLA.

OKLAHOMA ST. 20, KANSAS 14: J.W. Walsh threw for 255 yards and accounted for two TDs for the visiting Cowboys, who survived a fourth-quarter rally. Mike Gundy, 62-32 as Oklahoma State's coach, tied Pat Jones (62-60-3 from 1984-94) for the most wins in school history.

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