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TEXAS TECH POSTGAME NOTES

GETTING STARTED

  • Weather conditions at kickoff: Clear skies; 68 degrees; winds from the SSW at 13 mph
  • Today's game was televised regionally by ABC Sports and marked Tech's sixth game of the season on television and their third appearance on ABC.
  • Texas Tech won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is now 6-3 on the season in the opening coin toss.
  • Texas Tech wore red jerseys over black pants today for the second time this season.
  • Today's attendance was 47,291
  • Today's game captains were Julius Howard (special teams), Baron Batch (offense), Alex Torres (offense), Bront Bird (defense) and Jamar Wall (defense).
  • First career starts: QB Seth Doege; DB D.J. Johnson Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Marlon Winn, (LG) Lonnie Edwards, (C) Justin Keown, (RT) LaAdrian Waddle, (RG) Brandon Carter, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Baron Batch (Y) Detron Lewis (Z) Alex Torres, (H) Tramain Swindall (X) Lyle Leong (Defense) - (LE) Brandon Sharpe, (NT) Colby Whitlock, (DT) Ra'Jon Henley, (RE) Daniel Howard, (SAM) D.J. Johnson, (MIKE) Brian Duncan, (WILL) Marlon Williams, (LC) Jamar Wall, (SS) Franklin Mitchem (FS) Cody Davis, (RC) LaRon Moore.

    TECH'S WIN. . .

  • Gives Texas Tech a 6-3 record on the season and a 3-2 mark in Big 12 Conference play. Tech is now 3-0 against the Big 12 North Division and 0-2 versus the Big 12 South.
  • Gives Texas Tech an all-time record of 11-1 against Kansas and four consecutive wins over the Jayhawks.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 82-42. He is now tied with Spike Dykes as the school's all-time winningest head coach.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 45-32 against the Big 12 Conference.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 5-1 against Kansas.
  • Gives Mike Leach a career record of 30-8 the week following a loss.

    LEACH MAKES HISTORY
    Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach, in his 10th season on the Red Raider sideline, tied Spike Dykes for the most wins in school history this afternoon as the Red Raiders defeated Kansas 42-21. The win gives Leach 82 career victories and ties him with Dykes who compiled an 82-67 record between 1986-99. Leach will get his first chance to break Dykes record when Texas Tech travels to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State on Nov. 14.

    DEFENSE MAKES A STATEMENT
    Ruffin McNeil's defensive made the statement they wanted. McNeil's unit held one of the nation's most potent offenses (No. 5 nationally in total offense coming into the game) to just 258 yards and played a major role in four Jayhawk turnovers. Texas Tech's pass rush was dominant against the Jayhawks as the Red Raiders recorded six sacks for a total loss of 45 yards. Senior defensive end Brandon Sharpe led way with 2.5 sacks and he now totals 10.5 on the season.

  • Today's game was the fifth time this season that Tech has held an opponent to under 300 yards of total offense.
  • Cornerback LaRon Moore returned a fumble for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give Tech a 35-21 lead. The fumble return for the touchdown was the second by the Tech defense this season (last was Daniel Howard at Nebraska).

    CLEAN SWEEP OF THE NORTH
    Texas Tech's win over Kansas gives the Red Raiders a clean sweep of the Big 12 North Division for the second straight season. Texas Tech has defeated Kansas State 66-14, then No. 15 Nebraska 31-10 and Kansas 42-21.

    BOO!
    Texas Tech's win over Kansas marked its first win on Halloween since a 3-0 win at Rice on Oct. 31, 1970. The Red Raiders are now 4-7-1 all-time on this ghostly holiday.

    DOEGE MAKES FIRST CAREER START
    Redshirt freshman quarterback Seth Doege made his first career start this afternoon for the Red Raiders and became the third different quarterback to start for Texas Tech this season. Doege also became the first redshirt freshman to start a game at quarterback in the Mike Leach era.

    BATCH'S BIG DAY
    Junior Baron Batch put Tech on his shoulders rushing for 123 yards and scoring four touchdowns on the ground. He becomes the first player since Taurean Henderson in 2005 to rush for four touchdowns in a single-game and is only the sixth player under Mike Leach to compile a four touchdown game. His long rush of 44 yards in the third quarter established a new season long and the 100-yard rushing effort was his second of the season and his first since the Houston game.

    NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

  • Texas Tech failed to score on its opening possession and that snapped a streak of four consecutive games that the Red Raiders had scored on their opening drive. Prior to this afternoon, Tech had scored on 6-of-8 opening drives this season.
  • The Kansas fumble return for the touchdown on Tech's second possession of the first quarter was the first by an opponent since Brian Ellis of UMASS returned a fumble 53-yards for a TD against the Red Raiders last season.
  • Texas Tech finally got on the scoreboard with 14:22 remaining in the first half when Seth Doege connected with Detron Lewis for a 61-yard touchdown strike that tied the game at 7-7. The 61-yard reception was the third longest of the season for Texas Tech and it marked the second longest catch of Lewis' career.
  • Junior running back Baron Batch scored on a two-yard rush to help give the Red Raiders a 14-7 lead with 3:05 remaining in the first half. The touchdown run was his seventh of the season
     

     

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