Texas Tech 27, TCU 6
November 11, at Lubbock
In one of Texas Tech's most sterling defensive performances ever, the Red Raiders closed out a chapter in their history by whipping TCU 27-6. After 35 years of play, it was the final Southwest Conference game in Jones Stadium.
The Red Raiders gave up just six first downs and batted down 14 passes by Max Knake, who completed just five of 31 attempts. Knake, who was the league's consensus All-SWC quarterback last year, could steer the Frogs offense to just 125 yards all day. That was the least a Tech defense had allowed in a game since 1977.
The Raiders were so dominant that the Horned Frogs converted just two of 17 third down conversions and ran only three plays on 10 of their 18 possessions.
Byron Hanspard outgained TCU by himself by rushing for 126 yards. He had a nifty 48-yard touchdown run that clinched the outcome early in the fourth quarter. The Raiders outgained the Frogs 248-55 in total yardage in the second half.
Zach Thomas sparked the defense with 13 tackles and four pass breakups.
Rushers: TT - Hanspard 24-126, 1 TD; Lethridge 12-6; Hobbs 4-11; Ervin 4-70; Jones, R. 2-11; Walker 2-8; DuBuc 2-6; Mitchell 1-9. TCU - Boyd 13-23; Woods 5-9; Moore 8-21; Stephens1-16; Knake 1-(-8).
Passing: TT - Lethridge 18-33-2, 175, 2 TD's. Knake 5-31-1, 64.
Receiving: TT - Hanspard 8-66; Mitchell 3-36, 1 TD; Adams 2-16, 1 TD; McKenzie 2-20; Scovell 1-27; Fiebiger 1-9; Hobbs 1-1. TCU - Washington 2-31; Williams 1-28; Collins 1-4; Boyd 1-1.