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Game #10
Texas Tech 45, SMU 14
November 18, at Dallas Texas
Attendance: 11,738

With a possible bowl bid burning brightly, Texas Tech rode the SMU Mustangs hard and put 'em up wet. The Raiders sprinted out to a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter before settling for a 45-14 victory in the last SWC game in the Cotton Bowl.

Byron Hanspard had a career day -- tying school records for single-game touchdowns (five) and touchdown receptions (three). He paced a 378-yard ground attack that left the Ponies panting. Hanspard accounted for 180 yards rushing and another 80 yards in receiving in helping Texas Tech assure its best record in six years.

Zach Thomas, who learned earlier in the week that he was a Butkus Award finalist, got the Raiders going early by returning a pass interception 34 yards to set up the game's score. The defenders notched five takeaways on the day and registered 13 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. SMU could convert just two of 13 third-down situations.

Zebbie Lethridge had a career-high 83 yards rushing.

TEAM

TEXAS TECH
SMU

1

2

3

4

F

21

17

0

7

45

0

7

0

7

14

STATISTICS

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

TT

28
59-378
137
111
87-515
27-12-1
5-37
4-3
8-72
4-10
1-2

SMU

17
35-89
228
39
77-317
42-17-3
7-42.3
3-2
8-43
2-15
0-2

Rushers: TT--Hanspard 25-180, 2 TD's; Lethridge 12-83, 1 TD; Walker 3-10; Hobbs 1-0; DuBuc 7-37; Ervin 7-55; Jones 4-13. SMU--Womack 20-62; Humble 10-1; Adams 3-17; Harmon 1-6; Campbell 1-3.

Passing: TT--Lethridge 12-25-1, 137, 3 TD's; Cavazos 0-2-0. SMU--Canine 6-9-2, 88, 1 TD; Humble 11-32-1, 140, 1 TD; Scotti 0-1-0.

Receiving: TT--McKenzie 1-5; Hanspard 5-80, 3 TD's; Adams 1-13; Walker 2-11; Mitchell 2-22; Hart 1-6. SMU--Thornal 5-138, 2 TD's; Whitmore 2-26;; Womack 3-(-9); Cooper 3-36; Moore 1-5; Guillory 1-16; Johnson, A. 1-10; Lias, K. 1-6.

SCORING

TT--Zebbie Lethridge 1 run (Tony Rogers kick), 12:37, 1Q

TT--Byron Hanspard 23 run (Rogers kick), 8:19, 1Q

TT--Hanspard 2 run (Rogers kick), :08, 1Q

TT--Hanspard 41 pass from Lethridge (Rogers kick), 13:22, 2Q

TT--Hanspard 25 pass from Lethridge (Rogers kick), 10:10, 2Q

SMU--Kevin Thornal 39 pass from Mark Humble (Ben Crosland kick), 7:29, 2Q

TT--Rogers 37 field goal

TT--Hanspard 4 pass from Lethridge (Rogers kick), 14:10, 4Q

SMU--Thornal 8 pass from Humble (Crosland kick), 10:25, 4Q

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