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TEXAS TECH POSTGAME NOTES

GETTING STARTED

  • Texas Tech won the opening coin toss and improved to 5-of-8 on the opening toss this season. Baylor elected to defend the south endzone.
  • Today's attendance was 43,525.
  • Walk-on David Schaefer made his first career start today at the BH position. Brandon Jones also returned to the lineup as the starting center after failing to start in that position against Texas.
  • Today's game was Baylor's Homecoming and it marked the second time this season that the Red Raiders have been a Homecoming opponent. Tech spoiled Nebraska's homecoming earlier this year with a 31-30 win over the Huskers in Lincoln.
    Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Glenn January, (LG) Bryan Kegans, (C) Brandon Jones, (RT) E.J. Whitley, (RG) Manny Ramirez, (QB) Cody Hodges, (F) Taurean Henderson, (H) Danny Amendola, (X) Jarrett Hicks, (Y) Bristol Olomua, (BH) David Schaefer (Defense) - (LE) Brett Bischofbergerx, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Ken Scott, (RE) Keyunta Dawson, (SAM) John Saldi, (MIKE) Fletcher Session, (WILL) Sylvester Brinkley, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Vincent Meeks, (FS) Dwayne Slay, (RC) Khalid Naziruddin
     

     

    TECH'S WIN...
  • Gives Texas Tech a 7-1 record this season and a 4-1 mark in Big 12 Conference play.
  • Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a career record of 46-26.
  • Moves Tech to within one game of tying Baylor in the all-time series as the Bears now lead 32-31-1.
  • Gives Texas Tech a 10-game win streak over Baylor.
  • Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a 36-2 record when leading at halftime.
  • Gives Tech its best start to a season since 1976.

    RED RAIDERS OFF TO HOT START
    Texas Tech improved to 7-1 on the season and is off to its best start since the 1976 season when that Red Raider squad started out 8-1. The Red Raiders will get to play two of their final three games at the friendly confines of Jones SBC Stadium. Tech finishes the season at home against Texas A&M, at Oklahoma State and at home against Oklahoma.

    TECH BECOMES BOWL ELIGIBLE
    Texas Tech became bowl eligible today for the 13th-straight season and is the only Big 12 school to be eligible every year of league play. The Red Raiders are only allowed to count one of the two Div. I-AA games that they played earlier this season.

    DEFENSE PITCHES A SHUOUT
    The Texas Tech defense pitched a shutout against Baylor today marking the first by a Tech unit since the game at New Mexico in 2002. The game marks the first defensive shutout since the Texas A&M game in 2001 and is the first-ever Big 12 Conference shutout on the road.

    HOMECOMING SPOILER
    For the second time this season, Texas Tech played the role of Homecoming spoiler. The Red Raiders put a damper on Baylor's homecoming with a 28-0 win over the Bears. Tech has been the homecoming opponent four times now in the last two years and eight since 2003. Tech has been the homecoming spoiler four-straight times as Tech won at both Kansas schools last season and Nebraska earlier this year.

    DEFENSE COMES TO PLAY
    The Texas Tech defense had a stellar game today as it held the Baylor offense scoreless in the 28-0 shutout. The Red Raider "D" only allowed the Baylor offense in the red zone three times today, as the Bears missed a field goal on their first trip inside the 20-yard line and then lost the ball on downs. The final trip in the red zone ended as time expired in the game. Tech's opponents are now 18-of-26 (.692). Tech's defense also recorded three interceptions (P. Williams, Meeks, Huffman) and a sack (Cherry) in the game.

    NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

  • Sophomore kicker Alex Trlica scored the first points of the game with a 34-yard field goal. Trlica improved to 3-0 this season from the 30-39-yard range. Trlica's field goal marked just the second time this year that Tech scored its first points on a FG instead of a touchdown (last was against Kansas State).
  • Sophomore linebacker Paul Williams registered his first career interception on Baylor's second drive of the game.
  • Trlica gave Tech a 6-0 lead when he kicked a career-long 47-yard field with 14:04 remaining in the second quarter. His previous best was a 46-yarder against Kansas earlier this season. Trlica also extended his field goal streak to six.
  • The Texas Tech offense failed to score a touchdown in the first half for the first time this season. The last time a Red Raider offense was held without a first half touchdown was against Oklahoma last season.
  • Senior strong safety Vincent Meeks nabbed his third interception of the season with 6:10 remaining in the third quarter. The INT was the 12th of his career and ties him with Boyd Cowan (1985-88) for fifth place on the all-time list at Tech.
  • Sophomore David Schaefer picked up his first career reception in the fourth quarter.
  • Junior receiver Robert Johnson broke the offensive dry spell by the Tech offense when he scored on a 50-yard pass from Cody Hodges with 10:32 remaining in the fourth quarter. The last time Tech entered the fourth quarter without a touchdown was last season in the game against Oklahoma.
  • Hodges connected with Bristol Olomua for a two-point conversion marking the first time Tech has scored a two-point conversion since last season's game at Texas A&M.
  • Senior running back Taurean Henderson's 60-yard run was his longest from scrimmage this season. The run was 10 yards shy of his career high of 70 set last season against Kansas.
  • Junior Antonio Huffman registered his first interception of the season late in the fourth quarter. It marked the second INT of his career.
  • Henderson scored his 12th rushing touchdown of the season with 2:48 to go in the fourth quarter, his second rushing TD of the day. He now has a total of 17 (rushing and receiving) touchdowns this year and 64 (45 rushing, 19 receiving) total touchdowns for his career.
  • Henderson finished the game with 136 yards rushing, which marked his second game of the season of over 100 yards rushing. His first was against Indiana State when he tallied 141 yards.
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