Sept. 21, 2013
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No. 25 Texas Tech Notes
Texas State Notes
Weather conditions at kickoff: 81 Degrees; Winds S at 6 mph. Humidity 33 percent
Tonight's game was televised regionally by Fox Sports Net and Texas Tech's "Third Tier" game for the 2013 season. Texas Tech now has an all-time record of 32-20 in games played on Fox Sports Net.
Tonight's game marked the third all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Texas State. Texas Tech leads the series 3-0.
Today's game marked the 978th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
Texas Tech won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Texas Tech is now 2-2 this season on the opening coin toss.
Texas Tech wore white jerseys, black pants, black helmets and black cleats in tonight's game. This marks the first time in the modern era of Texas Tech Football that the Red Raiders have worn white jerseys at home.
Tonight's game captains were Kerry Hyder, Terrance Bullitt, Eric Ward and Kenny Williams.
True freshman Tanner Jacobsen made his first career start tonight at strong safety.
Tonight's attendance of 60,997 is a new Jones AT&T Stadium. The previous record was 60,879 set against Texas last season. The sellout of a non-conference game is the first for Texas Tech since the New Mexico game in 2009.
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) Branden Jackson, (N) Kerry Hyder (T) Jackson Richards, (BAN) Pete Robertson, (WILL) Will Smith, (MIKE) Sam Eguavoen, (RAIDER) Terrance Bullitt, (BC) Bruce Jones, (FC) Olaoluwa Falemi, (FS) Tre' Porter, (SS) Tanner Jacobsen
TECH'S WIN . . .
Gives Texas Tech a 4-0 record for the season.
Gives Texas Tech a 4-0 start for the third consecutive season.
Gives Texas Tech its 56th win at Jones AT&T Stadium since 2002.
Gives Texas Tech a 55-4 record against non-ranked opponents at Jones AT&T Stadium since 2000.
CAREER NIGHT FOR BUSTIN
Junior placekicker Ryan Bustin had a career night against Texas State as he tied the school record for the most field goals in a game with four.
Scored the first points of the game when he nailed a 29-yard field goal on the opening drive.
Gave Tech a 13-0 lead at halftime on a 21-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining in the first half.
His third field goal of the night put Tech ahead 23-7 with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter.
His record tying field goal was good from 36 yards out with 9:32 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Bustin is now 8-for-9 on the season and moved into a tie for 10th place on the school's career field goals list with 25 (tied with Robert Treece and Tony Rogers).
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Sophomore linebacker Pete Robertson hauled in his first career interception on Texas State's second offensive possession of the game. The Bobcats had driven all the way down to the three-yard line before Robertson put an end to the drive with the INT on the 1-yard line.
Senior linebacker Will Smith took a fumbled ball and returned it for a touchdown with 14:28 to go in the second quarter. Kerry Hyder was credited for the fumble recovery. The last time a Tech defensive player took a fumbled ball into the end zone for a touchdown was Cornelius Douglas against No. 2 Oklahoma State in 2011.
On a pass from Davis Webb with 12:15 to go in the first half, senior wide receiver Eric Ward joined the Texas Tech top-10 list for career receptions with 190 catches. Ward moved past Lloyd Hill who had 189 receptions from 1990-93.
Eric Ward's first touchdown reception of the season gave Texas Tech a 20-7 lead with 11:38 to go in the third quarter. The TD reception was the 24th of his career and put him in sole possession of fourth place on the school's career TD reception list.
Dartwan Bush picked up his 10th career sack and the first of the season midway through the third quarter. Andre Ross registered his first career sack in the fourth quarter.
With the field goal by Ryan Bustin, Tech has now scored on its opening possession in all four games this season.
The field goal by Bustin extended Texas Tech consecutive game scoring streak to 198 games. The streak dates back to Oct. 25, 1997.
Texas Tech has picked up at least one interception in three straight games and that is the first time the Red Raider defense has accomplished that since the first three games of the 2010 season.
With the fumble recovery by Terrance Bullitt (second of his career) late in the first quarter, the Texas Tech defense posted its third consecutive game with two-plus turnovers. The last time that happened was the first three games of the 2010 season.
The Texas Tech defense held Texas State scoreless in the first half and has now pitched back-to-back first half shutouts for the first time since the 2005 season against Indiana State and Kansas.
Texas Tech has now scored 20 or points in 19 consecutive games dating back to the 2011 season.
The Red Raiders improved to 93-5-4 when holding its opponent to 10 points or fewer since 1970... Tech is 33-0 since 1996 when its opponent scores 10 or fewer points in a game.