Texas Tech Upsets Arizona State at National University Holiday Bowl
In a game that stretched into Tuesday morning for the Texas Tech faithful in Lubbock, the Texas Tech Red Raiders beat #14 Arizona State 37-23 at the National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Freshman quarterback Davis Webb got the start for the Red Raiders and he threw four first-half touchdown passes to lead the Red Raiders to the win.
Tight end Jace Amaro (pictured, right) caught 8 passes for 112 yards but was unable to find the end zone in what was his last game as a Red Raider. Amaro announced his future plans after the game, “On behalf of Texas Tech and all the fans and Coach and all the players, my family, all my friends from back home, I’m going to forego my senior season and decided to play in the NFL next season.
“I felt like it was the best decision for me personally and it took a lot of time and if it was about money or anything else, I wouldn’t have been debating it for so long and it was a hard decision because I love these guys and they mean the world to me and of course, I want to come back but, yeah, at the same time it’s too big of an opportunity to pass up.,” Amaro said.
Jakeem Grant caught two of Webb’s touchdown passes with Bradley Marquez and Rodney Hall taking in the touchdown passes.
The bowl victory snapped a five game losing streak for the Red Raiders and allows Kliff Kingsbury to finish his first season with an 8-5 record.
Kingsbury was happy the seniors closed out their career with a win, “It’s about the seniors. I wanted them to have their moment because I can’t tell you the way they bought in and believed in us, when they didn’t have to. A lot of those guys signed up to play with Coach Leach and they ended up with me. So what they have given us as a staff, that’s what it was all about for me tonight.”