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Texas Tech In The Alamo Bowl

1993
Texas Tech 58, Houston 7
November 20, 1993, San Antonio

In one of its most impressive performances ever, Texas Tech excelled in all facets of the game and on the way claimed its first bowl berth in four years.

The Red Raiders dismantled Houston 58-7 with a powerful offensive display, a ball-hawking defense and vastly improved special teams play. A highly-partisan crowd in San Antonio's Alamodome roared their approval as the Raiders easily cruised to their fifth consecutive victory.

Bam Morris took center stage when he utilized a big second half to break Earl Campbell's Southwest Conference record for rushing yards in a season. Bam had 156 yards rushing in the second half and 223 overall to amass 1,752 for the season and pass Campbell by eight yards. Morris also tied SWC season marks for touchdowns with 22 and points with 134.

Quarterback Robert Hall also had a record-breaking night, latching on to the school record for passing yards for a season. Hall was a cool 20 of 29 for 303 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, including two by the air.

The defense came forth with its most dominating showing of the year, allowing a season-low 224 yards. Starting only two seniors on defense, Tech came up with six interceptions, tying a school record. Cornerback Cat Adams stole two on the way to earning SWC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Bam won the league's offensive weekly honors for the third time in four weeks.

TEXAS TECH 14  17  14  13   --  58
HOUSTON     0   0   7   0   --   7

                        TT         Hou
First Downs             28         15
Rushing                 58-275     25-59
Passing                 303        165
Returns                 111        17
Total Offense           87-578     55-215
Passes                  29-20-0    45-20-6
Punting                 5-44.6     7-44.4
Fumbles-Lost            6-2        2-1
Penalties               6-52       4-15
Third-Down Conversions  6-15       3-15

Rushers --   Texas Tech:  Morris 40-223, 3 TD; B. Hill 6-24; Hall 9-19, 1 TD; Crain 2-5, 1 TD; 
                          Myles 1-4.  
             Houston:     Sanders 5-40, 1 TD; Moffett 15-25; Klingler 1-6; McPherson 2-1; 
                          Brown 1-(2); Smith 1-(11).
Passing --   Texas Tech:  Hall 20-29-0, 303; 2 TD.  
             Houston:     Klingler 10-25-4, 79; Clements 10-20-2, 86.
Receiving -- Texas Tech:  L. Hill 6-46; Baker 4-50; Mitchell 4-49, 1 TD; Marshall 2-70; 
                          Miller 2-54; B. Hill 2-34.  
             Houston:     Sanders 4-35; Mouton 3-27; Peters 3-51; Smith 3-23; Adams 2-7;  
                         James 1-17; Johnson 1-6; Jack 1-3; Moffett 1-(6).
TT - Robert Hall 1 run (Jon Davis kick), 6:20, 1st
TT -  Bam Morris 1 run (Davis kick), 5:09, 1st
TT - Morris 1 run (Davis kick), 12:46, 2nd
TT - Davis 33 field goal, 0:39, 2nd
TT - Tony Miller 47 pass from Hall (Davis kick), 0:00, 2nd
TT - Morris 7 run (Davis kick), 3:38, 3rd
TT - Derrell Mitchell 18 pass from Hall (Davis kick), 2:57, 3rd
UH - Sanders 1 run (Trace Craft kick), 6:29, 4th
TT - Alton Crain 4 run (kick failed), 2:35, 4th
TT - Donny Brooks 46 pass interception return (Bobby Buntyn kick), 0:49, 1st
Attendance:  28,652

1994
Texas Tech 34, Houston 0
November 19, 1994, San Antonio

With the Cotton Bowl limelight shining brightly, Texas Tech responded by tossing a 34-0 shutout at the Houston Cougars in a game played in San Antonio's Alamodome.

While the freshmen tandem of Zebbie Lethridge and Byron Hanspard were piling up the touchdowns, the Raider defense kept the Cougars from penetrating their 20-yard-line, resulting in the school's first shutout since 1983.

Hanspard broke the school season rushing record for a freshman when he darted for 114 yards while reaching the end zone twice in the first half.

Lethridge took the Raiders 60 yards in eight plays just before intermission to run the score to 24-0 at the break. He capped the drive with a 15-yard dash.

The Raider defense held its fourth straight foe to single-digit scoring, and that had not been done at Tech since 1941. The win was Tech's fourth in a row and it assured the Red Raiders of the bowl-minimum six victories.

Bart Thomas snared his sixth interception of the season in sparking the defense. Houston's deepest penetration came late in the third quarter when it reached the Tech 21, but a 38-yard field goal attempt was just wide and the shutout remained.

The Raiders ate up almost eight minutes on the clock in the fourth quarter with a 16-play drive that resulted in a 14-yard pass from Lethridge to Field Scovell.

Freshman receiver Stacy Mitchell had his best day as a Raider with six catches for 58 yards.

HOUSTON      0   0  0   0   --   0
TEXAS TECH  10  14  3   7   --  34
                        TT         Hou
First Downs             29         11
Rushing                 54-215     34-104
Passing                 186        111
Returns                 40         1
Total Offense           84-401     55-215
Passes                  30-19-0    21-9-1
Punting                 5-33.8     7-39.7
Fumbles-Lost            3-1        1-1
Penalties               9-80       8-72
Third-Down Conversions  9-16       2-12
Rushers --   Texas Tech:  Hanspard 24-114, 2 TD; Lethridge 14-51, 1 TD; Crain 9-36;
                          Hobbs 5-28; Walker 1-0.  
             Houston:     Williams 13-55; Burton 8-42; McGuire 8-24; Bluitt 1-3; 
                          O'Shea 1-(2); Helton 3- (18).
Passing --   Texas Tech:  Lethridge 19-30-0, 186, 1 TD.   
             Houston:     O'Shea 6-11-0, 95; Helton 3-10-1, 16
Receiving -- Texas Tech:  Mitchell 6-58; Hanspard 3-42; Darden 3-20; Bass 2-18; 
                          B. Adams 1-10; DuBuc 1-8; Walker 1-9; Scovell 1-14, 1 TD; 
                          Crain 1-76.   
             Houston:     Herold 2-19, West 1-22; McGuire 1-7; Peters 1-9; Burton 1-25; 
                          Adams 1-4; Mouton 1-8; Pitre 1-17.
TT - Byron Hanspard 5 run (Jon Davis kick), 10:54, 1st
TT - Davis 35 field goal, 1:15, 1st
TT - Hanspard 14 run (Davis kick), 4:42, 2nd
TT - Zebbie Lethridge 15 run (Davis kick), 0:32, 2nd
TT - Tony Rogers 44 field goal, 8:57, 3rd
TT - Field Scovell 14 pass from Lethridge (Davis kick), 4:31, 4th
Attendance:  20,286

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