Nov. 1, 1997
Texas Tech Postgame Notes vs. Kansas State
Darwin Brown recorded his second interception of the season and third of his career against Kansas State. Both interceptions this year have come against Top 25 teams. His previous interception was against Tennessee in the season opener.
Brian Roberson hard two punts land inside the 15 today. It was the 11th time this season that he has put the ball within the 15 ...Roberson's 65 yard punt was the longest of his career ...Tech punted the ball 14 times against Kansas State. That was the most since the Red Raiders punted 12 times against Texas in 1984. The 22 combined punts was the most since Tech and Baylor combined for 21 in 1980.
Tech's safety in the first quarter was their second of the season. The first one came against North Texas on Sept. 20.
Tim Duffie recorded his first career start against Kansas State. He also had his first interception of the season and second of his career ...Tech's four interceptions marked the second game this season that the Red Raiders have had a multiple interception game ...Four interceptions are the most Tech has recorded since the Red Raiders registered five against Utah State in 1996.
Donnie Hart is now seventh on Tech's All-Time Receiving Yards list with 1,314 yards. He passed Larry Gilbert who had 1,310 yards from 1965-67 and Derrell Mitchell who had 1,312 yards from 1992-93.
Anthony Malbrough returned kicks for the first time in his Red Raider career. He replaced Derek Dorris who is out for the season with a torn tendon on his finger.
Zebbie Lethridge moved to second on Tech's Career Pass Completions with 498. He passed Billy Joe Tolliver who had 493 completions between 1985-88 ...Lethridge is now Tech's all-time leader in Career Pass Attempts. He currently has 1,022. He passed Robert Hall who had 997 from 1990-93 and Billy Joe Tolliver who had 1,008 from 1985-88.
Texas Tech's opponents have not scored on their opening possessions in 10 consecutive games dating back to the Texas contest in 1996 ...Justin Collingsworth recorded his first career start.
During the fourth quarter, John Norman recorded his first interception as a Red Raider. It was the first time a Texas Tech true freshman recorded an interception since Marcus Coleman grabbed two in 1992.
The 15 points scored in today's game is the second lowest score in Big 12 history. The lowest came last season as Colorado defeated Kansas 12-0 in Boulder.
Family Day Honors presented during halftime included: The 32nd annual Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award for creative teaching was awarded to Dr. Sally Lynn Simmons, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cirriculum and Instruction. ...Daniel and Norma Davalos were honored for having the most children enrolled in Texas Tech with a total of three ...Joe and Nancy Karwatka were honored for traveling the farthest distance to attend Family Day. They are from Frankfurt, Germany ...The Big Daddy award was presented to Jerry R. Lane from Pampa ...The Magnificent Mom award was given to Darlene Corbitt of Magnolia.
KSU Game Notes:
Kansas State is now 7-1, markign the fifth-consecutive year that the Wildcats have won at least seven games.
Kansas State is now 4-1 in the Big 12, marking the third-consecutive season the Wildcats have started the conference with a 4-1 record.
The win today marks just the 12th time in school history the Wildcats have won at least seven games in a season.
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder now has a career record of 62-37-1 at KSU. One has to add all the KSU wins from 1969-88 to equal what Snyder has accomplished as a Wildcat over the last nine seasons.
The Wildcat defense has not allowed a passing TD over the last 30 quarters. K-State did not allow a first down by the Red Raiders until the 1:59 mark of the first quarter.
Texas Tech is only the second team this season to own a lead over the Wildcats. For the second consecutive week, the K-State offense failed to put points on the board in the first quarter.
Kansas State has led following 26 of 32 quarters this season.
Martin Gramatica has scored 190 career points with 1 PAT today. He needs seven points to claim the career lead at K-State currently held by Ralph Graham (1931-33) and Tate Wright (1990-93), who ended careers with 196 points.
Mike Lawrence moved passed the 2,000 mark in career yards rushing with 21 today. He is number three all-time in K-State history with 2,013 career yards.
Eric hickson is nearing 1,500 career rushing yards. He is number eight all-time with 1,477 after 19 today.
Jonathan Beasley's 33-yard TD run in the 4th quarter was his longest rush and first career TD for the Wildcats.
KSU receiver Darnell McDonald has now caught five TD passes in the last six games.