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Weiser Lock Copper Bowl
Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41
December 27, at Tucson, Ariz.
Attendance: 41,004

Texas Tech threw a no-huddle offense and a four-receiver passing attack at Air Force the first half and Byron Hanspard in the second half. It all added up to a 55-41 Red Raider victory in the 7th annual Weiser Lock Copper Bowl.

Tech jumped out to a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter with drives of 80, 75, 74 and 80 yards. Zebbie Lethridge amassed a career high 305 yards of total offense by intermission. Then Hanspard put on a show in the second half, running for 201 of his 260 yards during the final two quarters.

Air Force ralled to trail 31-28 but the Raiders counted with a 79-yard touchdown drive. Hanspard, who had 53 yards rushing during the march, ran the last two and the Raiders were on their way to their ninth victory of the season.

Hanspard was named the game's MVP.

TEAM         1  2  3  4  F
TEXAS TECH  21 10  7 17 55
AIR FORCE    7  6 15 13 41

STATISTICS               TT      AF
First Downs              28      25
Rushing              39-361  67-431
Passing                 245      83
Returns                  12      42
Total Offense        80-606  80-514
Passes              41-22-1  13-7-0
Punting              3-43.3  3-39.3
Fumbles/Lost            1-0     3-1
Penalties             11-90    6-51
Third-Down Conversions 6-13    7-15
Fourth Down Conversion  2-2     2-4

Rushers: TT-Hanspard 24-260, 4 TDs; Hobbs 3-14; Walker 1-1; Lethridge 10-85, 2 TDs; DuBuc 1-1. AF-D. Johnson, 5-148, 2 TDs; Morgan, 22-129, 1 TD; Addison 17-72, 2 TDs; Ellers 4-29; Campbell 6-20, 1 TD; T. Brown 4-13; Ruff 3-3; Wilkerson 1-2; Tanner 4-17; Carr 1-(-2).

Passing: TT-Lethridge 22-41-1, 245, 1 TD. AF-Moran 5-11-0, 51; T. Brown 2-2-0, 32.

Receiving: TT-Darden 7-47; Mitchell 4-53, 1 TD; DuBuc 4-26; Scovell 2-39; Hanspard 2-18; Adams 2-16; Hart 1-46. AF-Campbell 4-43; Ranger 2-21; Hancock 1-19.

Scoring

TT-Stacy Mitchell 38 pass from Zebbie Lethridge (Tony Rogers kick), 14:27, 1Q

AF-Nakia Addison 2 run (Thompson kick), 8:20, 1Q

TT-Byron Hanspard 2 run (Rogers kick), 6:19, 1Q

TT-Hanspard 11 run (Rogers kick), 0:23, 1Q

TT-Lethridge 1 run (Rogers kick), 8:25, 2Q

AF-Danta Johnson (kick failed), 1:59, 2Q

TT-Rogers 24 field goal, 0:03, 2Q

AF-Jake Campbell 7 run (Addison run), 11:26, 3Q

AF-Johnson 60 run (Roberts kick), 8:00, 3Q

TT-Hanspard 2 run (Rogers kick), 5:06, 3Q

TT &emdash;Lethridge 3 run (Rogers kick), 14:51, 4Q

TT-Rogers 31 field goal, 11:15, 4Q

AF-Beau Morgan 1 run (Roberts kick), 7:09, 4Q

TT-Hanspard 29 run (Rogers kick), 4:59, 4Q

AF-Addison 7 run (Roberts kick), 0:37, 4Q

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