Webb has big day in Texas Tech spring game

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm •  Published: April 12, 2014
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Recently chosen as Texas Tech's undisputed starter, Davis Webb completed 25 of 37 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns to lead the offense over the defense 37-30 in Texas Tech's spring game.

"We have a really good chance to be a really good team and we're flying under the radar," Webb said. "That's what we want and there's no reason why you shouldn't expect this team to be one of the best teams that's ever played at Texas Tech."

Through three scrimmages, Webb has scored 13 touchdowns and hasn't given up a turnover.

"That's how he's been in practice," coach Klif Kingsbury said. "He's night and day from where he was last year at this time and being a vocal leader so I've been really impressed with him."

Jakeem Grant had 5 catches for 105 yards, most of which came on a 75-yard touchdown catch as the 5-foot-6 receiver put on a show for the nearly 19,000 in attendance.

"They couldn't tackle him," Kingsbury said. "He's been like that all spring and he's going to have a great year for us. I'm really proud of his maturity, not only as a player but as a person. He's picked it up academically and really made big strides."

DeAndre Washington had seven carries for 56 yards.

The highlight on defense was a 22-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown by junior college transfer, safety Josh Keys. Linebacker Collin Bowen picked off Tanner Tausch, Donte Phillips blocked an extra point and Keenon Ward had five tackles.

"Going against (Webb) every day helps us," Ward said. "He makes us smarter and he makes us have to play at a higher level every day. If we come out sluggish, he's going to put seven on us real quick, so I think Davis makes us better."

NO QUESTION AT QUARTERBACK: The Red Raiders had a two-man quarterback battle for much of last season and a three-way battle at times. With both Michael Brewer (Virginia Tech) and Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) transferred to different schools, there's no question that Davis Webb is 'the guy' and he's much more polished in that role."

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