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Sep 8, 2013

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•    Tonight’s game was delayed 52 minutes due to lightning.  It marked the first weather delay at Jones AT&T Stadium since the Missouri game in 1998.  The game officially kicked off at 6:52 p.m.
•    Weather conditions at kickoff: 88 degrees; winds SE 19 mph.  Humidity 33 percent
•    Tonight’s game was televised by Fox Sports Net.  Texas Tech now has an all-time record of 31-20 on FSN.
•    Today’s game marked the second all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Stephen F. Austin.  Texas Tech now holds a 2-0 lead in a series that dates back to 2001 when Kliff Kingsbury was the Tech QB.
•    Today’s game marked the 976th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
•    Stephen F. Austin won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half.  Texas Tech is now 1-1 this season on the opening coin toss.
•    Texas Tech wore black jerseys, black pants, black helmets and black cleats in tonight’s game.  
•    Texas Tech wore retro Double T’s with the words “Coach Jess Stiles” in white font above logo.  Tonight’s game was dedicated to the memory of Jess Stiles, former coach and administrator.  
•    Tonight’s game captains were Kerry Hyder, Terrance Bullitt, Eric Ward, Kenny Williams and Shawn Corker.
•    Junior offensive lineman James Polk made his first career start at right guard.  He replaced Beau Carpenter who sustained an injury in last week’s season opener at SMU.

Starters – (Offense) - (LT) Le’Raven Clark, (LG) Alfredo Morales, (C) Jared Kaster, (RG) James Polk (RT) Rashad Fortenberry, (QB) Baker Mayfield, (RB) Kenny Williams, (IR) Jakeem Grant, (IR) Jace Amaro, (WR) Eric Ward, (WR) Bradley Marquez  (Defense) – (DE) Dartwan Bush, (N) Kerry Hyder  (T) Branden Jackson, (BAN) Pete Robertson, (WILL) Will Smith, (MIKE) Sam Equavoen, (RAIDER) Terrance Bullitt, (BC) Bruce Jones, (FC) Olaoluwa Falemi, (FS) Tre’ Porter, (SS) J.J. Gaines

•    Gives Texas Tech a 2-0 record to start the season.
•    Gives Texas Tech a 2-0 all-time record against Stephen F. Austin.
•    Gives Texas Tech its 54th win at home since 2002.
•    Gives Texas Tech 25 consecutive wins over non-conference opponents at Jones AT&T Stadium since 2002.
•    Gives Texas Tech a 54-4 record against non-ranked opponents at home since 2000.
•    Continues the streak of new Texas Tech head coaches winning their home opener. The streak now stands at nine and dates back to Jim Carlen in 1970.
•    Gives Kliff Kingsbury a 2-0 overall record and a 1-0 mark at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Texas Tech may have had problems starting games here at Jones AT&T Stadium in the last three years, but those problems didn’t exist tonight against Stephen F. Austin.  Texas Tech tied a school record with 28 points in the first quarter and built a 28-7 lead over the Lumberjacks.  Tech previously put up 28 points in the first quarter of the Sam Houston State game in 2005.  The last time Texas Tech scored 28 points in a single quarter (any quarter) was against New Mexico (also 28 points) in the second quarter.
•    Freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield was 13-for-15 in the quarter with 191 yards and two touchdowns.  He finished the first half 21-of-30 for 367 yards with three touchdowns.

The Texas Tech defense came up with its first turnover of the season when Jackson Richards recovered a fumble caused by teammate Dartwan Bush.  The last time the Tech defense came up with a fumble recovery was at Iowa State in 2012.  The last time Tech forced and recovered a fumble on the same play was in the season finale at Baylor in 2011.

Texas Tech students set a new school record tonight as 14,915 showed up to watch the Red Raiders defeat Stephen F. Austin.  The previous record was 12,910 against SMU in the 2010 opener.

•    Jakeem Grant scored the first points of the night when he hauled in a 42-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield on Texas Tech’s first drive of the game.
•    Kenny Williams gave Texas Tech a 14-0 lead on a one yard touchdown run with 9:08 remaining in the first quarter.  That marked his first rushing touchdown of the season.  Williams added a another TD run in the first quarter to give him his second career multiple rushing TD game.  His only other multiple rushing TD game came against Baylor in 2011.  The last time a Texas Tech player had multiple rushing touchdowns in a game was Eric Stephens against Northwestern State in the 2012 season opener.
•    Jace Amaro’s caught a 25-yard touchdown pass with 4:27 remaining in the first quarter to give Texas Tech a 21-7 lead.  The touchdown was Amaro’s first since the West Virginia game last season.
•    Bradley Marquez hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass with 8:14 remaining in the second half to give Texas Tech a 35-7 lead.  The 60-yard reception is the longest of his career and the longest pass thrown by Mayfield in his brief career.  The 60-yard reception gave Marquez a new career high in receiving yards and he finished the night with 94.
•    Sophomore DeAndre Washington gave Texas Tech a 45-7 lead with 47 seconds remaining in the first half.  His two-yard TD run was his first touchdown run since the Kansas State game in 2011.
•    Freshman quarterback Davis Webb made his career debut as he was handed the reins to the Tech offense on the first possession of the second half.  Webb is one of four true freshmen to debut tonight and gives Texas Tech a total of 10 true freshmen with playing time already this season.
•    Freshman Carlos Thompson returned a free kick 67 yards to set up a five-yard touchdown run by Quinton White (first of his career).  
•    Redshirt freshman Reginald Davis gave Tech a 61-7 lead when he hauled in a 23-yard pass from Davis Webb.  The touchdown pass was the first of Webb’s career and it was the second TD reception for Davis.  Davis caught a TD pass in the season opener at SMU.

•     Texas Tech’s first scoring drive only took 52 seconds (shortest of the young season) and covered 63 yards on three plays.  Jakeem Grant hauled in a 42-yard touchdown pass to give Tech the early 7-0 lead.
•    Texas Tech has extended its school record consecutive game scoring streak to 196 game.  The streak dates back to 1997.
•    Texas Tech has now had at least one rushing touchdown in 11 consecutive games.  The last time that happened was an 11-game stretch between 2010-11.
•    The last time Texas Tech scored 28 points in a single quarter was against New Mexico (also 28 points) in the second quarter.
•    The Red Raiders ended the first half with 45 points - the program’s most since scoring a school-record 52 points in the first half against Indiana State in 2005.
•     Texas Tech picked up its first safety since the Texas State game in 2011.  SFA quarterback Joe Minden threw a backward pass in the endzone.
•    Of the 70 players on the dress roster tonight, 65 earned playing time in the game.
•    Texas Tech’s 61 points in tonight’s game is the most by a Tech team since scoring 64 against Weber State in 2010.




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