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Game #11
Texas Tech 38, Houston 26 25
November 25, at Houston, Texas
Attendance: 15,220

The Red Raiders did their shot-out-of-a-cannon imitation shortly after kickoff and the Houston Cougars got the powder burns.

Ignited by Byron Hanspard's career-long 63-yard touchdown burst on the game's second play, Texas Tech shot out to a 21-0 lead less than six minutes into the fray en route to a 38-26 victory in the final SWC game in the Astrodome.

The win gave Tech an 8-3 season mark, equalling its best season since 1976 (Tech was 8-3 in the '89 regular season). The Raiders streaked to seven wins in their last eight games, the school's best finish in 19 years.

Hanspard closed the regular season with a rush, running for 228 yards and catching three passes for 41 yards. He tacked on the game's second TD just four minutes deep into the game on a short pass by Lethridge.

A 57-yard punt return by Dane Johnson set up a 14-yard scamper by Lethridge and it was 21-0 with 9:37 left in the opening stanza.

TEAM

TEXAS TECH
HOUSTON

1

2

3

4

F

24

7

7

0

38

7

7

3

9

26

STATISTICS

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

TT

24
45-283
197
69
67-480
22-12-1
5-41
2-2
11-89
2-10
0-0

UH

22
34-139
294
0
84-433
50-22-0
6-41.7
2-1
8-64
7-20
2-4

Rushers: TT&emdash;Hanspard 29-228, 1 TD; Lethridge 11-25, 2 TD's; Hobbs 1-1; Walker 3-27; Ervin 1-2. UH&emdash;Smith 13-30; West 1-(-1); Clements 10-57; Williams, J. 5-20; James 1-0; McGuire 4-33.

Passing: TT&emdash;Lethridge 12-22-1, 197, 1 TD. UH&emdash;Clements 22-50, 294, 3 TD's.

Receiving: TT&emdash;Mitchell 3-51, Hart 3-51, 1 TD; Hanspard 3-41; Adams 1-16; Walker 1-15; Fiebiger 1-23. UH&emdash;Johnson, D. 8-137, 1 TD; Wheeler 4-55, 1 TD; James 5-55; McGuire 1-10; Mouton 1-11; Williams, J. 1-6; West 2-20.

SCORING

TT&emdash;Byron Hanspard 63 run (Tony Rogers kick), 14:36, 1Q

TT&emdash;Hanspard 14 pass from Zebbie Lethridge (Rogers kick), 11:21, 1Q

TT&emdash;Lethridge 14 run (Rogers kick), 9:37, 1Q

UH&emdash;Jay McGuire 10 pass from Chuck Clements (S. Villareal kick), 3:58, 1Q

TT&emdash;Rogers 38 field goal, :02, 1Q

UH&emdash;D. Johnson 11 pass from Clements (T. Johnson kick), 9:25, 2Q

TT&emdash;Lethridge 12 run (Rogers kick), 4:07, 2Q

UH&emdash;Toby Johnson 37 field goal, 9:22, 3Q

TT&emdash;Donnie Hart 18 pass from Lethridge (Rogers kick), 7:57, 3Q

UH&emdash;T. Johnson 20 field goal, 10:13, 4Q

UH&emdash;Robbie Wheeler 4 pass from Clements, (pass failed), 7:24, 4Q

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