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Oct. 12, 2013

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• Weather conditions at kickoff: 60 Degrees; Winds: NNE at 11 mph; Humidity: 36 percent
• Today's game was televised nationally by Fox Sports 1. It marked Tech's second appearance on the new network that made its national debut in August.
• Today's game marked the 12th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Iowa State. Texas Tech now leads the all-time series 9-3.
• Today's game marked the 980th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
• Iowa State won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Texas Tech is now 3-3 this season on the opening coin toss.
• Texas Tech wore black jerseys, black pants, black helmets and black cleats in today's game.
• Today's game captains were Kerry Hyder, Terrance Bullitt, Eric Ward and Kenny Williams.
• Freshman quarterback Davis Webb made his first career start and is the second true freshman Tech has started at QB position this season.
• The 2013 Homecoming Queen is Jill Berger (Alpha Phi) and the 2013 Homecoming King is Scott Stracener (Delta Tau Delta).
• Today's attendance was 57,367. Texas Tech has averaged 57,788 fans over four home games this season.

Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Le'Raven Clark, (LG) James Polk, (C) Jared Kaster, (RG) Beau Carpenter (RT) Rashad Fortenberry, (QB) Davis Webb, (RB) DeAndre Washington, (RB) SaDale Foster, (IR) Jace Amaro, (WR) Eric Ward, (WR) Bradley Marquez (Defense) - (DE) Dartwan Bush, (N) Kerry Hyder (T) Branden Jackson, (BAN) Pete Robertson, (WILL) Will Smith, (MIKE) Sam Eguavoen, (RAIDER) Terrance Bullitt, (BC) Bruce Jones, (FC) Olaoluwa Falemi, (FS) Tre' Porter, (SS) J.J. Gaines

• Gives Texas Tech a 6-0 record for the season.
• Gives Texas Tech a 6-0 start for the first time since the 2008 season and sixth time in school history.
• Gives Texas Tech a 3-0 start to Big 12 play for the first time since the 2008 season.
• Gives Texas Tech a 52-29-3 all-time record on homecoming.
• Makes Texas Tech the first team in the Big 12 to become bowl eligible.
• Gives Texas Tech two home Big 12 wins which matches Tech's entire total from 2012.

With today's 42-35 win over Iowa State at Jones AT&T Stadium, Texas Tech becomes the first Big 12 team to reach bowl eligibility with a 6-0 start to the season. Texas Tech is now bowl eligible for the 20th time in the last 21 seasons. Texas Tech has played in 35 bowl games in its history which ranks 17th nationally. The Red Raiders defeated Minnesota 34-31 in last year's Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

With today's win over Iowa State, head coach Kliff Kingsbury becomes the first coach in school history to win his first six games. Texas Tech is 6-0 for just the sixth time in school history.

Freshman quarterback Davis Webb is the sixth Texas Tech quarterback to make his first career start passing for at least 400 yards. He ended the day with 415 yards (35-of-56) which is the most in a first career start since 2009 when Steven Sheffield passed for 490 yards against Kansas State at Jones AT&T Stadium. He is the second true freshman to start at quarterback this season which is a first in school history.

Quarterbacks With 400-Plus Yards In First Career Start
Steven Sheffield 490 yards vs. Kansas State (2009)
Sonny Cumbie 470 yards at SMU (2004)
Cody Hodges 454 yards vs. Florida International (2005)
Davis Webb 415 yards vs. Iowa State (2013)
Baker Mayfield 413 yards at SMU (2013)
Taylor Potts 405 yards vs. North Dakota (2009)

• Texas Tech senior WR Eric Ward becomes the eighth player in school history with 200 career receptions when he hauled in a Davis Webb pass on Tech's drive of the game. With seven catches on the afternoon, he moved past Danny Amendola into 7th place all-time in school history for career receptions with 206.
• Sophomore linebacker Branden Jackson ended Iowa State's first possession in the first quarter with a sack on 3rd-and-10. It was his second sack of the year.
• Sophomore receiver Jakeem Grant scored the first points of the game when he caught a 33-yard TD pass from Webb with 6:31 to go in the first quarter. The touchdown was his third of the season.
• Junior receiver Bradley Marquez has now caught at least one pass in 23 of 24 career games.
• Ward gave Texas Tech a 14-7 lead with 1:25 to go in the first quarter when he caught a 4-yard pass from Davis Webb. The touchdown was his third of the season and the 26th of his career.
Kenny Williams gave Tech a 21-14 lead with 6:26 to go in the first half when he scored on a 1-yard TD run on a 4th-and-1 situation at the goal line. The TD was his fourth of the season. He finished the day with 80 yards rushing and 41 yards receiving.
Bradley Marquez hauled in a 12-yard touchdown pass from Davis Webb with 7:01 to go in the third quarter and that gave the Red Raiders a 28-21 lead. Marquez now has a touchdown catch in five of six games this season.
SaDale Foster's 38-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter turned out to be the game winning score for the Red Raiders. Foster now has four rushing TDs on the season.
•Junior tight end Jace Amaro ended the game with nine receptions marking his fifth straight game with at least eight receptions - the first Red Raider to do so since Michael Crabtree in 2007 who had nine.

• Texas Tech's first quarter touchdown extended a school record consecutive game scoring streak to 200 games. The streak dates back to Oct. 25, 1997 and during this stretch Tech has scored in double digits 188 times.
• Texas Tech allowed an Iowa State kickoff return for a touchdown (95 yards by Jarvis West) in the first quarter that tied the game at 7-7. The last time Tech allowed a kickoff return for a TD was last season against New Mexico (98 yards by Chase Clayton).
• Texas Tech converted on its first fourth down conversion of the season when Kenny Williams scored a 1-yard TD with 6:26 to go in the first half.
• Texas Tech allowed 21 first half points today and it marked the first time Tech has allowed 20 or more points in the first of a game since last year's match-up at Oklahoma State.
• Texas Tech snapped Iowa State's 24-game streak of holding opponents to under 40 points in a game (including overtime) which was the longest active streak.




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