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Oct. 1, 2011

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GETTING STARTED
• Weather conditions at kickoff: Sunny Skies; 62 degrees; Winds from the ESE at 6 mph.
• Today's game was televised nationally on FSN. It marked Texas Tech's first appearance on the network this season.
• Today's game marked the 13th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and the University of Kansas.
• Today's game marked the 952nd all-time game in Texas Tech history. With today's win, Texas Tech improves to 522-398-32 all-time.
• Kansas won the coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech is now 1-3 on the opening coin toss this season.
• Texas Tech wore white jerseys, black pants and black helmets in today's game. It marked the fourth different uniform combination of the season.
• Today's attendance was 39,621
• Today's game captains were seniors Lonnie Edwards and Sawyer Vest.
• After suffering a torn ACL/MCL in his right knee in preseason camp, senior center Justin Keown returned to the starting lineup in today's game.

Starters - (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Lonnie Edwards, (C) Justin Keown, (RG) Deveric Gallington (RT) Terry McDaniel, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Eric Stephens, (H) Cornelius Douglas, (Z) Austin Zouzalik, (X) Eric Ward, (Y) Alex Torres (Defense) - (LE) Dartwan Bush, (DT) Kerry Hyder, (NT) Donald Langley, (RE) Jackson Richards, (MIKE) Blake Dees, (SAM) Sam Eguavoen, (LC) Tre' Porter, (RC) Jarvis Phillips, (SS) Terrance Bullitt, (FS) D.J. Johnson, (WS) Cody Davis

TECH'S WIN . .
• Gives Texas Tech a 4-0 record to start the season.
• Gives Texas Tech a 1-0 record in Big 12 Conference play.
• Gives Texas Tech a seven-game win streak dating back to last season... marks longest win streak for Tech since 2007-2008 (12 consecutive wins).
• Gives Texas Tech a 12-1 all-time record against Kansas.
• Gives Texas Tech an all-time record of 8-4 on Oct. 1.
• Gives Texas Tech its first win in a Big 12 opener since a 58-28 win at Kansas State in 2008.
• Gives Texas Tech a 10-6 all-time record in Big 12 openers.
• Gives Texas Tech a 3-0 all-time record against Kansas in Big 12 openers.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 122-65 career record.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 12-5 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 1-0 record against Kansas.

HAVEN'T WE SEEN THIS BEFORE
Texas Tech trailed 20-0 at the 3:39 mark in the first quarter. The Red Raiders erased the deficit and ended up winning the game 45-34. Today marked the first come-from-behind victory for Texas Tech when trailing by 20 or more points since trailing Minnesota 28-0 at the 7:42 mark in the second quarter in the 2006 Insight Bowl in Arizona. Tech defeated Minnesota 44-41 in overtime. Today marks Tech's first 20 or more point comeback victory on the road since trailing 30-5 with 48 seconds before halftime against Kansas in Lawrence on Sept. 25, 2004. Texas Tech won that contest 31-30, which was also the Big 12 opener for both teams.

STEPHENS SCORES RUSHING TOUCHDOWN FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE GAME
Eric Stephens rushed for an 8-yard touchdown on the first possession of the second half that gave that gave Texas Tech a 31-27 lead. Stephens has now rushed for at least one touchdown in six consecutive games. Eric Stephens picked up his second rushing touchdown with 5:21 remaining in the third quarter to give the Red Raiders a 38-27 lead. The multiple touchdown game marked the fourth of his career. He now has seven rushing touchdowns this season and 15 for his career... Stephens finished the game with his fourth career (third this season) 100-yard rushing performance. Stephens finished with 26 rushes for 124 yards.

WARD CONTINUES STRETCH WITH MULTIPLE TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME
Eric Ward cut the Kansas lead to 20-13 with 14:22 remaining in the first half when he scored on a 40-yard reception. The 40-yard reception marked the longest of his career. Eric Ward's unbelievable touchdown catch with 2:49 remaining in the third quarter marked his second of the game. Ward has now posted multiple-TD catches in each of the last three games. Ward becomes the first Tech player since Michael Crabtree in 2008 to log multi-TD catches in three consecutive games.

DOEGE WITH ANOTHER 300-YARD PERFORMANCE
Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege threw for over 300-yards for the third time this season while going 29-of-46 for 366 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Doege also threw for over 300 yards against Texas State (326) and New Mexico (401). He has now thrown for at least three touchdowns in all four games this season. He is the first Red Raiders QB to throw at least three TDs in his first four games of a season since Graham Harrell in 2007.

NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
• After Kansas scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the game, defensive back Terrance Bullitt blocked the extra point to hold the Jayhawks to just six points on the score.
• Junior quarterback Seth Doege threw his first interception of the season deep in Kansas territory on Texas Tech's third offensive possession.
• Trailing 20-0 late in the first quarter, Texas Tech finally got on the scoreboard on a 1-yard touchdown run by DeAndre Washington. The touchdown was his second of the season and first since the opener against Texas State.
• DJ Johnson's interception on the first play of the second quarter marked his first of the season and the second for the Tech defense. Johnson picked up his second interception of the half later in the second quarter to give him his first career multiple-INT game. He now has six interceptions for his career.
• Sophomore Cqulin Hubert registered his first career sack in the second quarter and later notched his first career interception on Kansas' second offensive possession of the third quarter.
• Junior Alex Torres picked up his first catch of the day with 11:16 remaining in the first half. He now has at least one reception in 16 consecutive Big 12 games.
Jacoby Franks, who missed the remainder of last season after a foot injury at Colorado, caught his first touchdown pass of the season to give the Red Raiders a 21-0 lead with 10:48 remaining in the first half. The TD came on a 3rd-and-10 situation.
• Senior placekicker Donnie Carona nailed a 46-yard field goal with 7:54 remaining in the first half to give Texas Tech a 24-20 lead. Carona is 7-of-16 in his career.

TEAM NOTES
• Texas Tech surrendered 20 points to Kansas in the first quarter marking the most by an opponent since Oklahoma put up 24 in last year's game in Norman.
• Texas Tech attempted just its second field goal of the season with 7:54 remaining in the first half and Donnie Carona connected from 46 yards out.
• Texas Tech was penalized 17 times (154 yards) in today's game which marked a season-high. It marked the most penalties for Tech since being called for 18 penalties for 169 yards in the 2008 season opener against Eastern Washington at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Red Raiders came into today's game ranked 24th nationally in fewest penalties per-game at 4.67.
• Texas Tech has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 66 consecutive games dating back to the 2004 season.
• Texas Tech's three interceptions on the afternoon are its most since picking up three in the 2010 regular-season finale against Houston. D.J. Johnson tallied two on the afternoon while Cqulin Hubert picked up the third.

 

 

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