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Sept. 16, 2006

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GETTING STARTED

  • TCU won the opening coin toss and elected to defer to until the second half. Texas Tech is 1-2 this season on the opening coin toss.
  • Today's game was televised by OLN (Outdoor Life Network) and it marked the first-ever appearance for the Red Raiders on that network.
    Starters (Offense) - (LT) Glenn January, (LG) Louis Vasquez, (C) Brandon Jones, (RT) Gabe Hall, (RG) Manny Ramirez, (QB) Graham Harrell, (F) Shannon Woods, (H) Danny Amendola, (X) Todd Walker, (Y) Robert Henson, (Z) Joel Filani. (Defense) - (LE) Keyunta Dawson, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Dek Bake, (RE) Jake Ratliff, (SAM) Kellen Tillman, (MIKE) Brock Stratton, (WILL) Paul Williams, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Joe Garcia, (FS) Darcel McBath, (RC) Marcus Bunton
     

     

    TECH'S LOSS
  • Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a career record of 50-29. Leach is in his seventh season at the helm of the Red Raiders.
  • Despite the loss, Texas Tech maintains a 28-23-3 lead in the all-time series.
  • Gives Texas Tech a 3-22 record under Mike Leach when trailing at halftime.

    NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

  • Junior place kicker Alex Trlica scored Tech's first points of the game when he connected on a 27-yard field goal with 1:22 remaining in the first quarter. The field goal erased a 3-0 deficit as TCU scored on its first possession. The FG made Trlica 4-of-7 this season and he is now 11-for-11 in his career from 20-29 yards out.
  • Trlica's field goal helped Texas Tech set a new school record for consecutive game scoring streak. The Red Raiders have now scored in 107 straight games dating back to a 16-13 win over Texas A&M on Oct. 25, 1997.
  • Senior linebacker Kellen Tillman was ejected from the game on a kickoff return following Tech's first scoring possession of the game. Tillman was on the sideline during the return but interfered with the play, causing the ejection.
  • DE Jake Ratliff's sack on TCU quarterback Jeff Ballard is the first sack by the Texas Tech defense since the Oklahoma State game last season (span of 307 plays).
  • Sophomore safety Anthony Hines made his first appearance this season on TCU's third possession of the game. Hines missed the first two games of the season after sustaining an injury in an off-the-field incident prior to the start of training camp.
  • The Texas Tech offense was held without a touchdown in the first half for the first time since the Cotton Bowl game last season (vs. Alabama). Tech's 109 passing yards in the first half is the lowest total since the Baylor game last season when Cody Hodges tallied just 91 yards through the air.
  • Junior Danny Amendola moved into fifth place on the school's career punt return list. Amendola now has 75 returns in his career as a Red Raider.
  • The last time the Tech offense was held without a touchdown was in 2000 at Nebraska (56-3).
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