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October 23, 2011
Saturday, Doege kept better care of the ball and the result was a shocking 41-38 victory over host Oklahoma; the loss snapped OU's 39-game home winning streak, which had been the nation's longest, and put the Sooners' hopes of getting to the national title game in severe peril.
For his efforts, Doege was named the Rivals.com National Player of the Week.
Doege (pronounced Day-gey, which rhymes with "key") threw for 441 yards and four TDs and also scored on a 1-yard run. Just as important, he was turnover-free in helping the Red Raiders snap their two-game losing streak. Texas Tech hadn't lost three in a row since 1998.
"It's special for the entire team. I'm excited about it," said Doege, whose Red Raiders were 29-point underdogs. "The best part of it is seeing how happy and excited my teammates are. We all got together, and we pulled it off."
Perryman was 5 feet 11 and 217 pounds as a senior at Coral Gables (Fla.) High, and a lot of schools shied away from him because of his lack of size.
But as with another former Gables High standout, Jonathan Vilma, Miami coaches didn't worry about his size and instead focused on his production.
Their faith in Perryman is beginning to pay off. He has seen more and more playing time of late, and Perryman turned in his best game to date in Saturday's 24-7 victory over Georgia Tech. He finished with seven tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble; it's the second week in a row he has forced a fumble.
NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE WEEK
Brown, 31, is a protege of Tony Franklin, the offensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech, and he also is from the Hal Mumme/Mike Leach coaching tree.
Brown put all that offensive genius to work Saturday night, calling the plays for an offense that rolled up 572 yards in the Red Raiders' stunning 41-38 upset of Oklahoma.
Texas Tech threw for 452 yards and four scores and also rushed for 120 yards and a score. The Red Raiders ran 96 plays, and Brown's use of the running game was vital in keeping OU's defense off-balance.
This is his second season at Texas Tech; he had been Troy's offensive coordinator when Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville hired him in January 2010. Before working at Troy, Brown had been at Massachusetts (one season as tight end coach), Sacred Heart (one season as quarterback coach) and Delaware (one season as wide receiver coach). He was Troy's receivers coach in 2006 and '07 before being promoted to coordinator, a position he held for two seasons.
Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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