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Texas Tech hangs on to beat Central Arkansas 42-35

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm •  Published: August 30, 2014
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davis Webb threw for 452 yards and four touchdowns to lead Texas Tech to a 42-35 win over Central Arkansas Saturday night.

The sophomore quarterback also had two interceptions, a fifth what he threw all last season.

Webb completed 39 of 52 passes and threw TDs of 6, 5 and 70 yards. The 70-yarder early in the fourth quarter was a career high for Webb and receiver Bradley Marquez.

Central Arkansas (0-1) of the Football Championship Subdivision was ahead midway through the second quarter. Once Texas Tech led, the Bears pulled within 42-35 late in the game when backup quarterback Ryan Howard threw an 8-yard TD to Damien Watts.

Bears starting QB Taylor Reed threw for 140 yards and scored on a 1-yard run.

DeAndre Washington of Texas Tech (1-0) rushed for a career-high 104 yards on 20 carries. The team beat last season's rushing average by 66 yards.

Marquez had two touchdown catches, grabbing a 27-yarder from Webb about 7 minutes after the first.

The Red Raiders came out after halftime and put together an 11-play scoring drive. Webb found Reginald Davis over the middle on a 5-yard slant to put Texas Tech up 28-16.

Webb hit Bradley Marquez on a crossing route and he scampered along the near sideline for a 70-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to put the Red Raiders up 35-21.

The Bears kept plugging, scoring after each of the Red Raiders touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

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