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2004 Texas Tech Football
Red Raiders vs. Kansas State (KSU Stadium, Manhattan, Kan.)
October 30, 2004

Postgame Notes

GETTING STARTED

  • Kansas State won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Texas Tech has now lost the opening coin toss four times this season including three consecutive games.
  • Tonight's game was televised by Fox Sports Net and was the sixth televised game of the season. Texas Tech's six-consecutive games on television marked a first in school history. The FSN telecast was Tech's fourth of the year.
  • Tonight's game marks just the third time that Tech has played in Manhattan and was the second straight game for the Red Raiders under the lights at KSU Stadium.
  • The attendance at tonight's game was 48,338.
    Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Daniel Loper, (LG) Cody Campbell, (C) Dylan Gandy, (RG) Manuel Ramirez, (RT) E.J. Whitley, (QB) Sonny Cumbie, (F) Taurean Henderson, (F) Johnnie Mack, (X) Jarrett Hicks, (Y) Trey Haverty, (Z) Cody Fuller (Defense) - (LE) Adell Duckett, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Dek Bake, (RE) Seth Nitschmann, (SAM) John Saldi, (MIKE) Brock Stratton, (WILL) Mike Smith, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Josh Rangel, (FS) Vincent Meeks, (RC) Khalid Naziruddin
     

     

    BIG PLAY TREY
    Senior wide receiver Trey Haverty had a big game for the Red Raiders as he finished with 98 yards receiving and one touchdown. Haverty was Tech's go-to guy in the game as he finished with a game-high eight receptions.
  • Haverty now has three 100-plus yard receiving games (117 at New Mexico and 143 at Kansas) and both have come on the road.

    TEXAS TECH'S WIN...

  • Texas Tech has now posted a 3-0 mark against teams from the Big 12 North for the first time.
  • Texas Tech moves within one win of its 12th-straight bowl-eligible season.
  • Texas Tech has now defeated Kansas State and Kansas in the same season for the first time.
  • Texas Tech now has its first win streak over Kansas State since three-straight wins between 1933 and 1986. Tech has won the last two contests.
  • Texas Tech improves to 5-3 all-time against Kansas State and Mike Leach moves to 2-1 against Bill Snyder's Wildcats.
  • Texas Tech has now spoiled Homecoming for both Kansas schools as the Red Raiders defeated Kansas on its Homecoming 31-30 earlier this year.

    AMENDOLA TAKES IT TO THE HOUSE
    Freshman Danny Amendola returned a punt for a touchdown with 4:31 remaining in the third quarter to give Tech a 27-10 lead. The return by Amendola went 90 yards to pay dirt and it marked the first punt return for a TD by a freshman since Wes Welker in 2000 at Kansas. The return was also the first for a TD since Welker set a new NCAA record for career punt returns for touchdown (8) against Colorado on Nov. 1of last season.

  • The 90-yard punt return is tied for second longest all-time in school history with Estil Carnes (against New Mexico Normal in 1931).

    NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

  • Sophomore wide receiver Jarrett Hicks scored the first points of the ballgame when he hauled in a one-yard touchdown pass from Sonny Cumbie. The touchdown was his seventh of the season and the 11th of his career. The TD was set up by a 40-yard reception by Joel Filani, which was the longest of his short career. Texas Tech also scored on its opening possession for the third time this season (Nebraska and New Mexico).
  • Texas Tech has held its opponent scoreless on each opening drive this season.
  • Senior wide receiver Trey Haverty gave Tech a 13-0 lead with 1:11 remaining in the first quarter when he caught a 20-yard pass from Cumbie. The touchdown reception was his third of the season and the fourth of his career. Haverty now has touchdown receptions in back-to-back game for the first time in his career.
  • Senior defensive end Adell Duckett recorded a half sack late in the first quarter to tie him with Montae Reagor for second place on the all-time sacks list at Texas Tech (25 ½).
  • Alex Trilica's 50-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter was his first miss in four attempts. The 50-yarder was his longest attempt of the season.
  • Junior running back Taurean Henderson gave Tech a 20-10 lead in the third quarter (6:24) when he scored on a one-yard touchdown rush. The rushing TD was his 10th of the season and that ties his career high that he set in 2003.
  • In the fourth quarter, senior defensive end Adell Duckett picked up his second interception of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • Taurean Henderson's touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave him a new career high with 11 rushing touchdowns this season.
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