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Game #1
Texas Tech 23, Penn State 24
September 9, at State College, Pa.
Attendance: 96,034

There almost was no joy in State College as only a few inches separated underdog Texas Tech from registering a major upset in front of the largest crowd ever to see the Raiders play.

It took a 39-yard field goal by Brett Conway that narrowly crossed through the right side with four seconds left to allow Penn State to escape with a 24-23 victory before 96,034 fans and an ABC-TV audience.

The pesky Red Raiders simply refused to go away after the Nittany Lions took their first lead of the game (21-20) on a short touchdown pass. Tony Rogers rifled through a 42-yard kick with 6:39 and the nation's No. 4-ranked team was on the ropes until the last-second field goal.

A swarming Texas Tech defense caused all kinds of havoc as the Raiders grabbed a 20-7 halftime lead. Freshman Montae Reagor caused a fumble and linebacker Shawn Banks recovered in the end zone for Tech's first touchdown. Zebbie Lethridge hit on a couple of TD passes after Tech's special teams caused fumbles on punt returns.

TEAM

TEXAS TECH
PENN STATE

1

2

3

4

F

7

13

0

3

23

7

0

7

10

24

STATISTICS

First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Returns
Total Offense
Punting
Fumbles/Lost
Penalties
Third-Down Conversions
Fourth-Down Conversions

TT

13
41-99
138
14
65-237
10-36.7
3-1
6-63
6-17
0-0

PSU

19
45-132
195
26
76-327
7-32.9
4-3
5-35
5-17
2-2

Rushers: TT--Hanspard 23-96; DuBuc 4-10; Walker 2-5; Hobbs 1-4; Cavazos 1-3; Lethridge 10-(8); PS--Archie 17-76; Witman 17-66, 2 TD's; Milne 5-14; Engram 2-11; Richardson 1 (35).

Passing: TT--Lethridge 11-23-0, 138 2 TD; Cavazos 0-1-0; PS--Richardson 18-31-0, 1 TD.

Receiving: TT-- Scovell 3-70, 1TD; Darden 2-8; Hanspard 2-7, 1 TD; DuBuc 1-6; Hobbs 1-6; Adams 1-11; Mitchell 1-21; PS--Engram 7-106; Campbell 4-37; Olsommer 2-18, 1 TD; Scott 2-32; Archie 2-1; Milne 1-1.

SCORING

TT--Shawn Banks fumble recovery (Jaret Greaser kick), 10:07, 1Q

PS--Witman 2 run (Conway kick), 6:46, 1Q

TT--Field Scovell 20 pass from Zebbie Lethridge (Greaser kick), 8:41, 2Q

TT-- Byron Hanspard 7 pass from Lethridge (Greaser kick failed), 3:40, 2Q

PS-- Witman 3 run (Conway kick), 4:16, 3Q

PS-- Olsommer 3 pass from Richardson (Conway kick), 14:07, 4Q

TT-- Tony Rogers 42 field goal, 6:39, 4Q

PS-- Conway 39 field goal, 0:04, 4Q

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