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2004 Texas Tech Football
Red Raiders vs. Kansas (Memorial Stadium, Lawrence Kan.)
September 25, 2004

Postgame Notes


  • Kansas won the opening kickoff and elected to defer until the second half with Texas Tech defending the south endzone. The game marked the first time this season that Tech has lost the opening coin toss.
  • Today's game against Kansas marked the season's first Big 12 Conference game as the rest of the league gets underway next weekend. Tech and Kansas were originally scheduled to play on Oct. 16 but both schools agreed to move the game for TV purposes and to not conflict with Kansas' fall break.
  • The game marked Tech's fifth appearance in Lawrence and the first since the 2000 season.
  • Today's game marked Tech's third road game this season and is part of a stretch in which Tech will play four of its first five on the road. Starters - (LT) Daniel Loper, (LG) Cody Campbell, (C) Dylan Gandy, (RG) Manuel Ramirez, (RT) E.J. Whitley, (QB) Sonny Cumbie, (F) Taurean Henderson, (BH) Clay McGuire, (X) Jarrett Hicks, (Y) Trey Haverty, (Z) Cody Fuller (Defense) - (LE) Seth Nitschmann, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Ken Scott, (RE) Adell Duckett, (SAM) John Saldi, (MIKE) Brock Stratton, (WILL) Mike Smith, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Chad Johnson, (FS) Vincent Meeks, (RC) Khalid Naziruddin


    HAVERTY HAS CAREER DAY Senior receiver Trey Haverty had the biggest game of his Texas Tech career on Saturday as he tallied 143 yards on eight receptions with one touchdown. He scored Tech's first touchdown of the game on a 32-yard reception in the final seconds of the first half and that was his first TD since the Stephen F. Austin game in 2001 (his freshman year). His 143 yards receiving and eight receptions were both career highs. He also logged his longest career reception when he hauled in a 45-yard pass from Sonny Cumbie.

    HENDERSON RUSHES FOR CAREER DAY Junior running back Taurean Henderson had his biggest rushing day of his career with career highs of 17 rushes and 169 rushing yards. His 70-yard touchdown run marked his longest rush of his career.

    RED RAIDERS PICK UP BIGGEST COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN IN SCHOOL HISTORY Texas Tech picked up its biggest come-from-behind win in school history today as the Red Raiders rebounded from a 25-point deficit and defeated Kansas 31-30, scoring 26-unanswered points. The previous record was 21-point deficits against New Mexico in 1985 and last week against TCU.


  • Tech's first two points of the game came on a safety in the first quarter and was the first for the Red Raiders since the Kansas State game in 2000.
  • Defensive end Dek Bake made his first appearance since the SMU game as he has been sidelined the past two weekends due to injury.
  • Alex Trlica's 34-yard field goal with 44 seconds remaining in the game was his second field goal of the season and also his longest.
  • Texas Tech's five first quarter points were the first points given up by the Jayhawk defense in the first quarter this season. Tech's win marked the largest come-from-behind win for a Kansas opponent. The previous one was a 20-19 win by Colorado in 1961, in which the Jayhawks led 19-0 before allowing 20-straight points by the Buffaloes.
  • Sophomore cornerback Chad Johnson picked up his first interception of the season and the third of his career. His last INT was against Iowa State last season.
  • Junior running back Taurean Henderson registered his fifth rushing touchdown (1-yard run) of the season with 11:42 remaining in the third quarter and his sixth (70-yard run) late in the fourth quarter. The 70-yard rushing TD marked his longest rush of his career. The rushing TDs were also the 22nd and 23rd of his career. He now has 35 overall touchdowns.
  • Trey Haverty logged his longest career reception late in the third quarter when he hauled in a 45-yard pass from Sonny Cumbie.
  • Sophomore receiver Jarrett Hicks picked up his fourth touchdown of the season (making the score 30-24 Kansas) in the third quarter on a 27-yard pass from Cumbie.
  • For the third-straight game, Texas Tech held its opponent scoreless in the third quarter. Tech has only allowed three points in the third quarter this season and that was against SMU in the season opener on Sept. 4.
  • Senior corner back Jabari Smith registered his first career interception late in the fourth quarter.
  • Junior free safety Dwayne Slay picked up his first career interception as time expired in the fourth quarter.
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