Oct. 7, 2006
Final Stats |
Missouri won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech is 2-4 this season on the opening coin toss this season.
Tonight's game was televised nationally by TBS.
Louis Vasquez (OL) returned to the starting lineup tonight after missing the previous two games due to an injury suffered against TCU.
Tonight's attendance was 49,050 - the lowest attended game of the season for the Red Raiders.
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) Jarrett Hicks (Y) Robert Johnson, (Z) Joel Filani (Defense) - (LE) Jake Ratliff, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Dek Bake, (RE) Keyunta Dawson, (SAM) Kellen Tillman, (MIKE) Brock Stratton, (WILL) Fletcher Session, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Joe Garcia, (FS) Darcel McBath, (RC) Chris Parker
TECH'S LOSS . . .
Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a career record of 52-30 and 28-23 in the Big 12. Leach is in his seventh season at the helm of the Red Raiders.
Marks the first loss for the Red Raiders against a Big 12 North team since Missouri defeated Tech 62-31 in Columbia back on October 25, 2003.
LOSS SNAPS 11-GAME HOME WIN STREAK
Tonight's loss snapped an 11-game win streak (longest active streak in the Big 12) by the Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Tech's last loss at home was against Texas on October 23, 2004.
Kelsey Beaudin of Chi Omega was crowned the 2006 Homecoming Queen while Carson Runge of Beta Theta Phi was crowned King.
Tonight's game against Missouri marked Texas Tech's 77th annual Homecoming game. The loss to Missouri snapped a streak of five-straight wins for the Red Raiders on Homecoming and was the first loss on Homecoming since the 2001 season when Tech fell to Kansas. Tech's all-time Homecoming record is now 46-28-3.
SECOND QUARTER TURN AROUND
After an abysmal first quarter, the Red Raiders began to turn things around considerably in the second quarter. In the first quarter, Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell was just 6-for-11 for 43 yards with two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Harrell was benched for one drive in the second quarter in which Chris Todd went 5-for-6 for 36 yards but Tech turned the ball over after failing to convert on fourth down. Harrell returned in the next possession and went on to lead the Red Raiders to consecutive scoring drives. Tech turned out a total of 168 yards of total offense in the second quarter (compared to 38 in the first) and got key touchdown receptions from L.A. Reed and Joel Filani.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Missouri's opening field goal marked the first points Texas Tech has given up at home since allowing an SMU field goal in the first quarter of the season opener back on Sept. 2. The Tigers added their first touchdown of the game late in the first quarter following a fumble by Tech quarterback Graham Harrell. The touchdown was the first given up by Texas Tech at home this year.
Missouri's Xzavie Jackson intercepted a pass from Graham Harrell and returned it for a touchdown to give the Tigers a 16-0 lead with 11:48 remaining in the first half. The INT return for the touchdown was the first against Texas Tech since Jamie Thompson of Oklahoma State returned an INT 68 yards for a touchdown back in 2004. On the very next offensive play, Harrell through another interception that was returned for a TD - this time 22 yards by William Moore.
Texas Tech scored its first points of the game with 2:51 remaining in the first half. Harrell connected with L.A. Reed on a 30-yard touchdown pass and it marked his second TD catch of the season.
Junior cornerback Chris Parker picked up his second interception of the season and second in as many games when he picked off a deep pass by Chase Daniel on the first MU play from scrimmage following Tech's first TD.
Senior wide receiver Joel Filani helped pull the Red Raiders within 10 when he scored on a six-yard touchdown pass with 1:23 remaining in the first half. The touchdown was his sixth of the season.
Junior receiver Danny Amendola caught his second touchdown pass of the year to help pull the Red Raiders within three points at the 9:49 mark in the third quarter. The touchdown reception was his first since the season opener against SMU (a 45-yard pass in the third quarter).