Zero touchdowns and three interceptions were not the kind of numbers Texas Tech fans had hoped to see from quarterback Seth Doege against Oklahoma on Saturday.
So, when redshirt freshman Michael Brewer completed four of five passes for 68 yards to help Tech score its final points in a 41-20 loss to the Sooners, thoughts of a quarterback controversy almost naturally surfaced.
Tech coach Tommy Tuberville wasted no time putting those ideas to rest.
"Seth's our quarterback," Tuberville said during post-game interviews. Doege was not made available to the media after the loss.
Brewer led the Red Raiders on an 80-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter, and had received playing time during Tech first three games — all blowout victories. Entering Saturday's loss, Brewer had completed 23 of 34 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns.
Tuberville, however, has not lost hope in Doege's ability to lead the Red Raiders.
"We're proud of (Brewer)," Tuberville said. "But Seth's a guy that will battle back. He'll battle back. He's made a lot of plays for us, and we have all of the confidence in the world in him."
Tech hosts No. 5 West Virginia on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
By Jose Rodriguez — Special to the Star-Telegram