Kent, Lubbock crush Copperheads

HOUSTON On the first offensive play of the game, Lubbock DB LaRico Stevenson recovered a Rudy Carlton fumble and rambled 20 yards for a TD. Texas answered with a 22-yard Nick Gatto FG to close the gap to 7-3, but would never get any closer on the evening.

On the ensuing possession, the Robert Kent show kicked into gear.

After completing passes of 16 and 28 yards to WR Corey White, Kent scored his first TD of the night on a 1-yard run to give Lubbock a 14-3 lead with 7:47 to play in the first quarter. On Lubbock's next 5 possessions Kent threw four TD passes (15, 22, 4, 31) and ran for a second 1-yard score to lead Lubbock to a 49-29 first half lead.

Kent continued his offensive prowess with four more TD passes in the second half.

After a poor showing last week against Austin, the Copperheads' offense showed signs of life as Armar Watson scored Texas' first TD of the night on a 4-yard run at the 4:00 mark of the first quarter. Carlton would also find newcomer Gabriel Hatchett with two second-quarter scoring passes of 20 and 38 yards, the latter on the last play of the first half.

In addition to his two scoring runs, Kent completed 22 of 32 passes for 410 yards, 8 TDs and 2 interceptions on the evening. For his efforts, Kent was recognized as the "Schutt Offensive Player of the Game."

The Copperheads will not play next weekend as they have a week 10 bye. Texas travels to Rio Grande Valley and Bossier-Shreveport in Weeks 11 and 12 before returning to the Berry Center on June 21 for a 7:30pm meeting with the Corpus Christi Sharks. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Copperheads' front office at 281-807-6000 or at

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