Texas won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is 4-5 this season on the opening coin toss.
Texas Tech introduced its 2006 Hall of Honor class in a pre-game ceremony. Former Red Raiders inducted into this year's class were: Zach Thomas (Football), Don Rives (Football), Michi Atkins (Women's Basketball), Clint Bryant (Baseball), Tracy Thompson Free (Women's Golf), Harold Hudgens (Men's Basketball) and Tony Walton (Track).
Tonight's game was televised nationally by TBS and marked the fifth television appearance of the season for the Red Raiders and the second on TBS. The Tech-Texas game has been televised for 17-straight seasons.
Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a career record of 53-32 and 29-24 in the Big 12. Leach is in his seventh season at the helm of the Red Raiders.
Marked just the third loss for Mike Leach when leading at halftime (43-3). The Red Raiders were 5-0 this season prior to tonight's game when leading at the half.
Gives the Longhorns four-straight wins in the series and an all-time record of 41-14.
BIG FIRST HALF FOR HARRELL Sophomore quarterback Graham Harrell turned in a huge first half for the Red Raiders as he threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns. The 364 yards by Harrell is the most in a single half by a Tech quarterback since BJ Symons threw for 367 yards in the second half at Mississippi in 2003. Harrell finished the game with 519-yards passing along with three touchdowns.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
For the second-straight week, the Texas Tech offense scored on its first possession of the game. The Red Raiders completed a 77-yard drive that ended with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Shannon Woods. The TD reception was just the second of the season for Woods. The opening-drive TD was just the third of the season for the Red Raiders (SELU, Iowa State and now Texas).
Sophomore receiver Eric Morris gave the Red Raiders a 13-0 lead with 6:31 remaining in the first quarter when he scored on a 3-yard pass from Graham Harrell. The touchdown was the first of his career.
Sophomore defensive end Jake Ratliff picked up his third career sack in the first quarter and the next play resulted in an interception return for a touchdown by the Tech defense. Senior linebacker Fletcher Session, after several dropped INT attempts this season, intercepted McCoy at the 19-yard line and ran it back for his first career touchdown return. The interception return was the first by a Tech defense since 2003 when Adell Duckett returned a 5-yard interception against SMU.
Tech's 21 points in the first quarter matches the game-high scoring for the Red Raiders against Texas in the previous two years. Texas defeated Tech 52-21 in 2004 and 52-17 last season.
Junior placekicker Alex Trlica moved into fourth place on the career scoring list with a field goal in the second quarter. Trlica's 20-yard FG gave the Red Raiders a 24-7 lead and moved him past Byron Hanspard on the school's scoring list. Trlica has 232 total points in his three-year Texas Tech career.
Senior wide receiver Jarrett Hicks hauled in his 30th-career touchdown reception in the final seconds of the first half. Hicks caught a 30-yard pass from Graham Harrell with 24 seconds remaining to help give the Red Raiders a 31-21 lead. The TD reception moved Hicks over the 100-yard mark in receiving and marked his first 100-plus yard receiving game of the season and the