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Three takeaways from Tech's spring game

Webb impressed, wide receivers showed speed, defense will improve

Posted: April 12, 2014 - 3:12pm  |  Updated: April 13, 2014 - 12:18am
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Texas Tech’s Jakeem Grant runs past Kramer Fyfe during the Spring Game Saturday in Lubbock.
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Davis Webb

We don’t have to wait until he trots out on the field to see who will start at quarterback for the Red Raiders this season. With Baker Mayfield and Michael Brewer gone, the quarterback controversy is no more at Texas Tech. Davis Webb completed 25-of-37 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns. He recorded 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions in the three scrimmages that were open to the public.

Wide receiver speed

This team is fast, and not in a “this team doesn’t huddle between plays” type of way. Jakeem Grant, Bradley Marquez and the rest of the Red Raiders’ wide receiving corps showed off their speed. Grant led the way with 105 yards, all of which came in the first quarter. Senior Brent Mitcham and junior Derreck Edwards both finished with 80 receiving yards.

Help on the way

Even though the Tech defense allowed 641 yards in the spring game, there is hope. This was not the same defense that will take the field in the fall. With 11 recruits coming in, especially on the defensive line with Rika Levi, this unit will be bigger up front and better than it was in the past month.

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Saturday, April 12 — Jones AT&T Stadium — Attendance: 19,500

 

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