Texas Tech and Nebraska kicked off the Big 12 season in front of a national television audience. The game was televised live by Fox College Sports.
Tonight's 7-6 win over Nebraska snapped a five-game losing streak to the Huskers and marked Tech's first win in the series since the 2005 Big 12 Tournament.
Tonight's win over Nebraska marks just the third Big 12 opening win for the Red Raiders in league history. Prior to this evening Tech had won its Big 12 opener just two times as the Red Raiders dropped Kansas back in 1999 and Texas A&M in 2005.
The Red Raiders now put up a pair of back-to-back wins over ranked opponents as Tech handled then No. 23 TCU last Sunday 4-1.
Freshman third baseman Chris Hall went 1-for-5 with two runs scored to extend his current hit streak to 11 games. The 11-game streak is tied for second on the team as Geoff Byrns rattled off an 11-game streak earlier this season.
The last time Tech won a game in extra innings was against St. John's (8-7 in 10 innings) back on Feb. 19, 2006.
The last at-bat win was the second of the season for the Red Raiders as Doug Thennis hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against SFA in the season opener back on Feb. 3 to give Tech a 4-3 win.