September 25, 2012
It was a rough week for Texas Tech alumni in the NFL for the most part.
Here's how the former Red Raiders in the NFL fared:
WR Danny Amendola, St. Louis
Amendola caught five passes for 66 yards and returned two punts for 20 yards in a 23-6 loss against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
RB Baron Batch, Pittsburgh
Batch had a quality game as the Pittsburgh Steelers' third running back. The former Red Raider ran the ball four times for 12 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards including a 15-yard reception.
Pittsburgh lost at Oakland, 34-31.
WR Michael Crabtree, San Francisco
Crabtree caught six passes from 49ers quarterback Alex Smith for 40 yards.
San Francisco fell to Minnesota, 24-13, in Minneapolis.
DE Kenyuta Dawson, Tennessee
Dawson played against Detroit in a 44-41 overtime win but he did not record any stats.
C Dylan Gandy, Detroit
Gandy played sparingly on the Lions' offensive line and on kickoff return in the Lions' 44-41 loss at Tennessee.
CB Joselio Hanson, Oakland
Hanson recovered a Steelers' fumble and made eight tackles in the Raiders' 34-31 win against Pittsburgh.
The fumble recovery by Hanson came midway through the second quarter with the Raiders trailing 14-7. On the ensuing drive, Oakland scored to tie the game at 14-14 by halftime.
QB Graham Harrell, Green Bay
Harrell backed up Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and did not play in the Packers' shocking, and probably incorrect, 14-12 loss in Seattle.
S Darcel McBath, San Francisco
McBath played in the game against Minnesota but did not record a stat of any sort.
RG Manny Ramirez, Denver
Ramirez started at right guard for the Denver Broncos as he has all season against the Houston Texans and helped Peyton Manning throw for 330 yards and another 59 yards on the ground from the running backs.
The Broncos gave a great effort in the second half, but an early deficit was too much to overcome as Denver lost at home, 31-25.
RG Louis Vasquez, San Diego
Vasquez started at right guard for the Chargers for the fourth time this season.
Vasquez didn't have any issues, but the Chargers' offense as a whole was ineffective in a 27-3 loss at home.
WR Wes Welker, New England
Welker led the Patriots in receiving with 142 yards on eight receptions. He had a long reception of 59 yards and averaged 17.8 yards per reception.
New England fell to the Ravens in Baltimore on a last-second field goal, 31-30.