Oct. 21, 2006
2006 Texas Tech Football
Red Raiders vs. Iowa State (Jack Trice Stadium)
October 21, 2006
TECH'S WIN . . .
Texas Tech won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech is 4-4 this season on the opening coin toss.
Sophomore OL Brandon Carter made his first career start along with true freshman inside receiver Adrian Reese. Junior IR David Schaefer made his third career start today in replacement of Danny Amendola and it also marked his first playing time of the season (missed first seven games due to injury).
Today's attendance was 44,112.
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Glenn January, (LG) Louis Vasquez, (C) Brandon Jones, (RT) Gabe Hall, (RG) Brandon Carter, (QB) Graham Harrell, (F) Shannon Woods (H) David Schaefer, (X) Jarrett Hicks (Y) Adrian Reese, (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
Gives Head Coach Mike Leach
a career record of 53-31 and 29-23 in the Big 12. Leach is in his seventh season at the helm of the Red Raiders.
Gives Head Coach Mike Leach
a record of 43-2 when leading at halftime.
Marks Tech's first win against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames since the 1998 season when the Red Raiders were victorious 31-24.
Snaps a two-game losing streak by the Red Raiders and moves Tech to within one win of qualifying for its seventh consecutive bowl game.
TRLICA BECOMES TECH'S ALL-TIME SCORING KICKER
Junior Alex Trlica moved into sixth place on the school's all-time scoring list on his second extra point kick of the game. He surpassed former Tech great Lin Elliott (1988-91) and became Tech's all-time scoring leader at the kicker position.
BIG GAME FOR DAWSON
Senior defensive end Keyunta Dawson's 11-yard sack early in the second quarter moved him into fifth place on the school's all-time career sacks list. Dawson then moved into fourth place with a sack early in the third quarter that propelled him into a tie for fourth place on the all-time list with 18.5 career sacks. Dawson is now tied with Calvin Riggs (1983-86).
HARRELL, TECH OFFENSE REBOUNDS WITH SOLID EFFORT
Sophomore quarterback Graham Harrell turned in a big game for the Red Raider offense against Iowa State. Harrell went 31-for-40 with six touchdowns and no turnovers. As an offense, the Red Raiders racked up a total of 475 yards of total offense which ranked as the fourth highest output of the season. The last time a quarterback threw for six touchdowns in a game was B.J. Symons when he threw eight against Texas A&M in 2003.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
The Texas Tech offense came out rolling on its first offensive possession and quarterback Graham Harrell found Joel Filani on a 30-yard touchdown strike to give Tech the early 7-0 lead. Trlica's extra point on the play tied him for sixth-place on the school's all-time scoring list. The opening drive touchdown marked just the second of the season for the Red Raider offense and first since Southeastern Louisiana game.
Senior linebacker Brock Stratton picked up his second career interception on Iowa State's first offensive possession of the game. The INT came on a 3rd and 9 situation and was Stratton's first INT since the Colorado game his freshman season (2003). The interception helped setup Tech's second touchdown of the game as Harrell found Joel Filani in the endzone (seven-yard strike) for his second touchdown reception of the game. The multiple-TD game marked the second of the season for Filani and the fourth of his career. Stratton then recorded his second interception of the game and the third of his career late it the fourth quarter. It is the first time a Red Raider has had two interceptions in a game since Darcel McBath picked up two at UTEP earlier this season.
Tech's two touchdowns in the first quarter snapped a two-game skid in which the Red Raider offense had failed to score in the opening period.
Graham Harrell's third touchdown pass of the game gave the Red Raiders a 20-10 lead early in the second quarter. Harrell connected with junior receiver Danny Amendola on a 41-yard strike. The TD reception was the fourth of the season for Amendola and marked his first multiple-TD game of the year and the second of his career.
Texas Tech's 21 first-half points marks just the third time this season that the Red Raider offense has scored 20-plus points in the first half (Southeastern Louisiana -42 and Texas A&M -24 ).
L.A. Reed's 43-yard reception that set up Tech's fourth touchdown of the first half marked his longest-career reception (previous high was 30 yards two weeks ago against Missouri). Danny Amendola completed the drive with his second touchdown of the game that gave Tech a 28-17 lead.
Sophomore running back Shannon Woods gave the Red Raiders a 34-26 lead late in the third quarter when he scored on a 32-yard pass from Graham Harrell. The touchdown reception was the first of the season for Woods and his fourth overall (three rushing).
Joel Filani scored recorded his third touchdown reception of the game with 1:38 remaining in the contest. The last time he had three touchdowns in a game at was Nebraska in 2005.
Texas Tech's 129 penalty yards were a season high for the Red Raiders.