Final Facts From The Field . . .
With Texas Tech's win, it marked the school's fourth straight winning regular season, at least six wins and six straight bowl-qualifying seasons. Four straight bowl appearances is a school record. Spike Dykes has also led teams to six bowl games in 10 years.
Dane Johnson's 25-yard interception in the first quarter marked his first of the season and fifth of his career. Johnson has 1,074 return yards in his career for punts, kickoffs and interceptions.
The Red Raiders failed to put points on the scoreboard in the first quarter. It marked the first time this season that Tech has been shut out in the first quarter.
Texas Tech's 28 second-quarter points are the most scored by the Red Raiders in any period this season ... It is the most scored in a single period since a 35-point second quarter effort against SMU on Nov. 17, 1990 ... the 35 points scored against SMU was the most ever scored in a single quarter by Tech ... Texas Tech's 56 points is the most since beating Utah State 58-20 earlier this season and was the Red Raiders' second 50-plus-point effort this season ... Also, all 77 points scored in the game came in the final three quarters after a 0-0 first stanza.
Today's official attendance is 34,261. The final Texas Tech season average is 45,317, the second- best in school history behind the 46,083 set in 1979 in six home games. Jones Stadium's capacity is 50,500.
Freshman Kevin McCullar's interception in the fourth quarter was the first of his career ... Senior offensive lineman Casey Jones scored his first career TD with a one-yard plunge with 3:48 left in the game.
Byron Hanspard Notes
Hanspard now has 311 carries and 2,000 yards for a 6.4 yards-per-rush average and a national- leading 200.0 per-game rushing average. Iowa State's Troy Davis has 354 carries for 1,960 yards after a 34-138 performance against Nebraska today.
Hanspard became the 37th rusher in NCAA history to surpass the 4,000-yard mark in a career. He ended the game with 4,130 total yards in his career, which is a Texas Tech record, passing Byron Morris' 4,068 from 1986-89. His yardage is the 30th-best in NCAA history for a career.
Hanspard had a career-high-tying four rushing TDs in the game, giving him 38 in his career, second on the Tech career TDs list, passing Byron Morris' 37. He moved into third on the Red Raider career scoring list with 228 points, passing Jon Davis, who had 208 between 1991-94; Scott Segrist, who had 215 from 1985-88; and Lin Elliott, who had 220 from 1988-91. The last time he had four rushing touchdowns in a game was against Arkansas State on Oct. 14, 1995.
Hanspard's 65-yard touchdown in the second quarter put him over the 100-yard rushing mark for the 16th consecutive game ... for the fifth time this season, he surpassed the 100-yard mark in the first half ... it was his second-longest run of the season and of his career ... it was the longest rush allowed by the USL defense this year.
In the third quarter, Hanspard eclipsed the 200-yard rushing mark for the fifth time this season. His 257 yards in the game is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history and the third-best career game for Hanspard.