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Oct. 24, 2009

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TEXAS TECH POSTGAME NOTES

GETTING STARTED

  • Weather conditions at kickoff: Sunny skies, 77 degrees, winds from the WSW at 21 mph
  • Tonight's game was not televised and snapped a five-game streak for the Red Raiders on television.
  • Texas A&M won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is now 5-3 on the season in the opening coin toss.
  • Texas Tech duplicated a uniform combination for just the second time this season as the Red Raider wore black jerseys over black pants.
  • Tonight's attendance was 57,333 (stadium record).
  • Tonight's game captains were Baron Batch, Marlon Winn, Bront Bird, Brett Dewhurst and Brandon Sharpe.
  • Freshman LaAdrian Waddle made his first career start tonight at right tackle. Waddle had not played in a single game prior to tonight's action against the Aggies.
    Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Marlon Winn, (LG) Lonnie Edwards, (C) Justin Keown, (RT) LaAdrian Waddle, (RG) Brandon Carter, (QB) Taylor Potts, (F) Baron Batch (Y) Detron Lewis (Z) Alex Torres, (H) Tramain Swindall (X) Edward Britton (Defense) - (LE) Brandon Sharpe, (NT) Colby Whitlock, (DT) Richard Jones, (RE) Daniel Howard, (SAM) Bront Bird, (MIKE) Brian Duncan, (WILL) Marlon Williams, (LC) Jamar Wall, (SS) Franklin Mitchem (FS) Cody Davis, (RC) LaRon Moore.

    TECH'S LOSS. . .

  • Gives Texas Tech a 5-3 record on the season and a 2-2 mark in Big 12 Conference play. Tech is now 2-0 against the Big 12 North Division and 0-2 versus the Big 12 South.
  • Snaps Texas Tech's seven-game win streak over Texas A&M and marked the Aggies first win here since 1993.
  • Snapped Texas Tech's 12-game home win streak and denied the Red Raiders a chance at a new school record for consecutive wins at home with a win over A&M tonight.
  • Snapped Texas Tech's 12-game win streak in night games at Jones AT&T Stadium.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 81-42. He is one win away from tying Spike Dykes as the school's all-time wins leader.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 44-32 against the Big 12 Conference.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 7-3 against Texas A&M.

    STADIUM RECORD
    Texas Tech established a new stadium record tonight at Jones AT&T Stadium as 57,733 fans came through the turnstiles to watch the Red Raiders battle the Aggies. The previous record was 56,333 last season against Texas.

    NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

  • Redshirt freshman receiver Alex Torres put the Red Raiders on the board first (12:52 first quarter) with a 56-yard touchdown reception from Taylor Potts on a 4th and 1 situation. The touchdown was his fourth of the season.
  • Texas Tech has now scored a touchdown on its opening drive in each of the last four games (dating back to New Mexico).
  • Senior receiver Edward Britton helped give Tech a 14-7 lead with 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter when he hauled in a 26-yard touchdown reception. The touchdown was his second of the year and his first since the Rice game on Sept. 12.
  • Freshman running back Eric Stephens cut into the Texas A&M lead with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter when he scored on a seven-yard touchdown run. Backup quarterback Seth Doege, who entered the game the previous offensive series, connected with Edward Britton for the two point conversion to make the score 38-22. Tech's last two point conversion came against Eastern Washington in the 2008 season opener.
     

     

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