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Game #2
Texas Tech 41, Missouri 14
September 16, at Lubbock
Attendance: 36,242

A preview of future Big 12 Conference action turned into more of a rout by halftime as Texas Tech rolled to its first win of the season 42-14 over Missouri.

Byron Hanspard sparked a punishing ground game that netted 305 yards. Zebbie Lethridge completed just six passes but one went 66 yards to Tony Darden for a touchdown giving the Red Raiders an early advantage that soon stretched to 24-7 at intermission. Tony Rogers and Jaret Greaser combined to kick four field goals.

Lethridge took the Raiders on an 89-yard scoring drive midway through the second quarter to pad Tech's lead to 21-7. A 21-yard scramble by Lethridge and a 29-yard run by fullback Rod Hobbs were key plays in the drive.

Zach Thomas recorded a career-high 20 tackles as the Tigers utilized three quarterbacks in an effort to get something going offensively.

TEAM

TEXAS TECH
MISSOURI

1

2

3

4

F

10

14

10

7

41

7

0

0

7

14

STATISTICS

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

TT

22
49-305
152
29
74-457
25-6-1
4-47.8
3-1
7-69
4-15
1-1

UM

17
40-71
248
8
80-319
40-17-0
12-37.3
2-1
7-66
5-20
2-3

Rushers: TT--Hanspard 19-117; 2TD's; Lethridge 8-35; Cherry 8-58; 1TD; Hobbs 2-23; DuBuc 5-27; R. Jones 2-19; Walker 4-14; Cavazos 1-2; MO--Olivo 17-28; Wedt 4-13; Blackwell 3-13; Williams 5-9; Alvarado 6-5; Janes 2-5; Skorinia 1-3; Corso 2-(5).

Passing: TT--Lethridge 6-24-0, 1TD; Cavazos 0-1-1; MO-- Alvarado 6-16-0, 1TD;Corso 6-10-0; Skornia 5-14-0, 1 TD.

Receiving: TT-- Darden 1-66, 1 TD;Hart 2-40; Hanspard 2-14; Mckenzie 1-32; MO--Shepherd 3-79, 1TD; Olivo 3-31; Murchison 3-36; Brooks 3-34; Blackwell 1-6; West 1-7; Lingerfelt 1-15; Janes 1-14; Young 1-26, 1TD.

SCORING

TT--Tony Darden 66 pass from Zebbie Letheridge (Tony Rogers kick),7:57, 1Q

MO--Lou Shepherd 21 pass from Misael Alvarado (Mark Norris kick), 3:49, 1Q

TT--Tony Rogers 25 field goal, 2:44, 1Q

TT-- Rogers 49 field goal, 14:11 2Q

TT--Byron Hanspard 15 run (Jerod Fiebiger pass from Lethridge), 7:26, 2Q

TT--Rogers 45 field goal, 1:13, 2Q

TT-- Hanspard 3 run (Rogers Kick), 12:22, 3Q

TT--Jaret Greaser 46 field goal, 00:16, 3Q

TT--Derrick Cherry 1 run (Greaser kick), 3:12, 4Q

MO--Martez Young 26 pass from Kent Skornia (Norris kick), 0:02, 4Q

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