Nov. 15, 1997

Oklahoma State-Texas Tech Postgame Notes

  • With a 14-yard rush in the second quarter, Ricky Williams became Texas Tech's all-time single-season freshman rushing leader. The Duncanville, Texas native surpassed Byron Hanspard's 761 yards on 173 carries during the 1994 season. Both players were true freshman in their initial season of competition. Williams has 177 carries for 785 yards for a 4.4-yards per carry average on the season.

  • Sophomore Kevin McCullar made his first start since the Texas A&M contest. The Irving, Texas native suffered a knee injury against Texas A&M and missed both the Kansas State and Texas games ... Redshirt freshman Tim Baker made his second career start at receiver and recorded his first career catch in the second quarter. The Borger, Texas native started the first game of the season at Tennessee ... True freshman Antwan Alexander regstered his first career interception to end an OSU scoring threat midway in the first quarter ... Sophomore Rob Peters added punt returner to his list of positions played this season. The Katy, Texas native has played quarterback, fullback, kickoff team, punt team, holder and flanker during his career at Texas Tech ... Redshirt freshman fullback Jonathan Hawkins set a career-long with a 13-yard reception in the second quarter, then broke it with a 17-yarder in the third quarter. The Wichita Falls, Texas native also recorded a career-high three receptions in the game and set a career-long with a 74-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

  • Senior kicker Tony Rogers has a streak of five-straight field goals dating back to a blocked 34-yard attempt against Texas A&M. That blocked field goal is his only miss of the season (6-7) since taking over the duties for Jaret Greaser, who suffered a broken leg at Nebraska.

  • Today against Oklahoma State Texas Tech extended its streak of not allowing its opponents to score on its opening possession to 12 games, dating back to Nov., 1996 vs. Texas in Jones Stadium ... Tim Baker became the ninth freshman (true & redshirt) to catch a pass for the Red Raiders this season. Baker, Derek Dorris, Jonathan Hawkins, Harland Hill, Dee Jackson, Anthony Malbrough, John Norman, Mark Washington and Ricky Williams ... Brian Roberson's 36-yard punt that went out of bounds on the three-yard-line with 12:02 left in the third quarter marked the 13th time this season Texas Tech has pinned an opponent inside the 15-yard-line without a return ... Junior Ty Adroin recorded a career-high 50 yard interception return in the fourth quarter ...Texas Tech registered two interceptions today against Oklahoma State, marking the fourth time this season the Red Raiders have recorded multiple interception games ...Senior Adrian Ervin has a season-high 51 rushing yards on four carries today. His previous high was 29 yards on six carries against North Texas, the first game back for Ervin after he was cleared for a fifth year of play.

  • Zebbie Lethridge extended his streak of pass attempts without an interception to 133-consecutive dating back to the Baylor game earlier this season.

  • In six of seven Big 12 games this season, Texas Tech has held its conference opponents below their current average rushing yards. Oklahoma State averaged 234 yards rushing going into today's game. The Red Raider defense held them to 150. OSU's 150 yards is the third-most against the Red Raiders this season behind Nebraska's 400.

  • Most penalties for a Texas Tech opponent this season is 11 by Oklahoma State, Baylor and Kansas.

  • With today's interception and fumble recovery, the Red Raiders are plus-six in turnover margin over the last two games. Texas Tech forced three interceptions and three fumbles and did not turned the ball over against Texas and Oklahoma State.

  • Texas Tech has not allowed a touchdown in seven-straight quarters, dating back to the first quarter of last weekendis Texas contest. Texas Tech has only allowed four offensive touchdowns in its last four games.

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