LUBBOCK (September 1, 2012) -- Eric Stephens ran for two touchdowns to lead Texas Tech over Northwestern State 44-6 on Saturday night.
Stephens, back after a season-ending knee injury last year, finished with 58 yards on 16 carries.
The Red Raiders did what they wanted against Northwestern State (0-1). The defense succeeded in shutting down the Demons rushing game and quarterback Seth Doege led Texas Tech on scoring drives on five of eight possessions.
Doege completed 23 of 34 passes for one touchdown and 199 yards. He threw one interception and completed passes to at least 10 receivers. Bradley Marquez led Texas Tech with 92 yards on seven receptions.
Demons quarterback Brad Henderson completed 10 of 19 passes for 70 yards. They got only 84 total yards.
It was the first win for the Red Raiders since Oct. 22, when they stunned then-No. 3 Oklahoma to break the Sooners 39-game win streak in Norman.