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Oct. 23, 2011

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GETTING STARTED
• Tonight's game was delayed for 1 hour and 34 minutes due to a thunderstorm moving through the area. The last time a Texas Tech football game was delayed prior to kickoff was on Oct. 31, 1998, at home against Missouri.
• Weather conditions at kickoff: Light Rain; 63 degrees; Winds from the ENE at 8 mph.
• Tonight's game was televised regionally (79 percent of the nation) on ABC. It marked Tech's first appearance of the season on ABC and the sixth televised game of the year. Following the conclusion of the Tennessee-Alabama game, the game was carried to a full national audience on ESPN2.
• Tonight's game marked the 19th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Oklahoma and the second consecutive match-up in Norman.
• Tonight's game marked the 956th all-time game in Texas Tech history. With tonight's win Texas Tech's all-time record improves to 524-400-32.
• Oklahoma won the coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is now 2-5 on the opening coin toss this season.
• Texas Tech wore white jerseys, black pants and black helmets in tonight's game. It marked the first repeat of a uniform combination this season.
• Tonight's attendance was 85,204.
• Tonight's game captains were Justin Keown and Cody Davis.
• Junior transfer Dennell Wesley made his first career start tonight on the defensive line.

Starters - (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Lonnie Edwards, (C) Justin Keown, (RG) Deveric Gallington (RT) Terry McDaniel, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Aaron Crawford, (H) Cornelius Douglas, (Y) Adam James, (X) Eric Ward, (Z) Alex Torres (Defense) - (LE) Scott Smith, (DT) Kerry Hyder, (NT) Dennell Wesley, (RE) Leon Mackey, (MIKE) Cqulin Hubert, (SAM) Daniel Cobb, (LC) Eugene Neboh, (RC) Tre' Porter, (SS) Terrance Bullitt, (FS) DJ Johnson, (WS) Cody Davis

TECH'S WIN...
• Gives Texas Tech a 5-2 record on the season.
• Gives Texas Tech a 2-2 record in Big 12 Conference play.
• Snaps a two-game losing skid by the Red Raiders.
• Gives Texas Tech its first win in Norman since 1996.
• Snaps Oklahoma's NCAA leading 39-game home win streak.
• Gives Texas Tech just its second win over a No. 1 ranked opponent (last vs. Texas in 2008) and its first in program history on the road.
• Gives Oklahoma a 13-6 lead in the all-time series.
• Gives Texas Tech a 4-3 record against Oklahoma since 2005.
• Gives Texas Tech an all-time record of 7-5 on Oct. 22.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 123-67 career record.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 13-7 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 1-1 record against Oklahoma.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville his second win over a top-ranked opponent. While coach at Auburn, his Tigers defeated No. 1 Florida 23-21 (Oct. 13, 2001) in Auburn.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville his first win over a top-ranked opponent on the road.

TEXAS TECH SNAPS OKLAHOMA'S NCAA LEADING 39-GAME HOME WINNING STREAK
Texas Tech's 41-38 victory over No. 1 Oklahoma snaps the Sooners school-record 39-game home winning streak (Sept. 1, 2005-Oct. 1, 2011), which was the longest active home winning streak in the nation. The streak was the eighth longest in NCAA history and the fifth longest home win streak since WWII and marks the longest home-field win streak since Notre Dame's 40-game win streak from 1907-1918. The upset came in the Sooners 78th consecutive sellout crowd.

DOEGE SHINES IN CAREER PERFORMANCE
Seth Doege combined for five touchdowns after passing for four and rushing for one touchdown and going 33-of-52 with 441 yards passing without throwing an interception. Doege now has three 400-yard passing performances this season and in six of the Red Raiders seven games he has passed for over 300 yards.

CAREER NIGHT FOR TORRES
Since moving to outside receiver, it's been the Alex Torres show for the Texas Tech offense and that was certainly the case tonight. Torres ended the night with four receptions for 94 yards. Torres set a new career high with three receiving touchdowns.
• His 44-yard TD reception on Texas Tech's first offensive possession of the game helped give the Red Raiders an early 7-0 lead.
• Added his second touchdown on a 30-yard reception in the second quarter to help give the Red Raiders a 21-7 lead.
• Set a new career high with his third touchdown reception (11-yards) on Tech's first offensive possession of the third quarter.

NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
• Junior receiver Alex Torres scored on a 44-yard reception on Texas Tech's first offensive possession of the game to give the Red Raiders an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown was his second of the season and the 11th of his career. Torres added his second TD catch (30-yards) of the game to give the Red Raiders a 21-7 lead in the second quarter. His third touchdown of the game was an 11-yard reception on Tech's first offensive drive of the second half.
• Junior quarterback Seth Doege rushed for a 1-yard touchdown at the 11:16 mark in the second quarter to give the Red Raiders a 13-7 lead (Carona's extra point made it 14-7). The rushing touchdown was his second of the season.

TEAM NOTES
• Texas Tech scored on its opening drive tonight for just the third time this season (at New Mexico, vs. Texas A&M and tonight vs. Oklahoma).
• With a 7-7 tie after the first quarter, tonight's game marked the first time since 2006 that Tech had not trailed after the first quarter. Tech trailed 24-7 after the 1st quarter last season and 7-0 after in 2008.
• Texas Tech forced its first turnover since the Kansas game in the second quarter when DJ Johnson stripped a reception by Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles on what was a 27-yard catch.
• Texas Tech held the lead at halftime (28-7) for just the third time this season (at New Mexico, vs. Kansas State).

 

 

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