Nov. 4, 2006
Final Stats |
Baylor won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is 4-6 this season on the opening coin toss.
Today's game against Baylor marked the annual Family Weekend, sponsored by the Texas Tech Parents Association.
Today's 11 a.m. kickoff on FSN marked the first day game of the season for the Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium and was the sixth televised game of the season (first on FSN) for the Red Raiders.
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Glenn January, (LG) Louis Vasquez, (C) Brandon Jones, (RT) Gabe Hall, (RG) Manny Ramirez, (QB) Graham Harrell, (F) Shannon Woods (BH) David Schaefer, (X) Grant Walker (Y) Robert Johnson (Z) Joel Filani (Defense) - (LE) Jake Ratliff, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Dek Bake, (RE) Keyunta Dawson, (SAM) Kellen Tillman, (MIKE) Brock Stratton, (WILL) Fletcher Session, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Joe Garcia, (FS) Darcel McBath, (RC) Chris Parker
TECH'S WIN . . .
Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a career record of 54-32 and 30-24 in the Big 12. Leach is in his seventh season at the helm of the Red Raiders.
Gives Texas Tech a record 44-3 when leading at halftime in the Mike Leach era.
Marks Tech's 11th-straight win over Baylor and gives the Red Raiders bowl eligibility for the seventh-straight season.
Gives Tech a record of 24-19 in day games under Mike Leach.
Snaps a two-game home losing skid (Tech dropped previous home games to Missouri and Texas).
Ties the all-time series between Texas Tech and Baylor at 32-32-1.
Gives Texas Tech a record of 6-4 on the season and 3-3 in the Big 12.
RED RAIDERS GOING BOWLING
For the seventh-straight season and the 30th overall, the Red Raiders will be going bowling over the holidays. Today's 55-21 win over Baylor ensures that the Red Raiders will be playing in the postseason. Tech has been bowl eligible every season under Mike Leach and ranks 19th nationally in the number of bowl participated in all-time. Bowl representatives from the Insight.com and the Independence Bowls were on hand to watch today's game against Baylor.
MAKE THAT ELEVEN
Today's 55-21 win over Baylor gives Texas Tech an eleven-game win streak over the Bears dating back to a 45-24 win in 1996. The eleven-game win streak over Baylor ties the longest active streak for Tech against an opponent as the Red Raiders have also posted 11-straight wins against SMU. The Red Raiders have also posted eight-straight wins against the Bears at home.
BIG PLAY FILANI
Filani has caught three touchdowns three different times in his career (Nebraska in 2005, Iowa State earlier this season and today against Baylor).
Senior wide receiver Joel Filani caught his 10th touchdown pass of the season with 4:14 remaining in the first half. Filani becomes the fifth player in the Mike Leach era to catch 10-plus touchdowns in a single season. Jarrett Hicks was the last player to catch 10-plus TD's when he caught 13 (school record) back in 2004. He added another touchdown catch with 31 seconds remaining in the first half to give the Red Raiders a 27-14 lead. Filani's third touchdown of the game gave the Red Raiders a 34-14 lead in the third quarter and marked his second game of the season (third of his career) that he has caught three touchdown passes.
Finished the game with a career-high 212-yards receiving. He surpassed his previous high of 163 yards that he compiled in last season's 34-31 win over Nebraska in Lincoln.
ANOTHER BIG GAME FOR HARRELL
Sophomore quarterback Graham Harrell turned in another solid performance as the ringleader for the Texas Tech offense. Harrell posted his second-straight game of 400-plus yards passing as he finished the day 35-for-52 with 483 yards and four touchdowns. Harrell is now 184-for-274 on the season with 2042 yards and 19 touchdowns.
WOODS TAKES IT TO THE HOUSE
Sophomore running back Shannon Woods rushed for a 34-yard touchdown in the second quarter and it marked his longest run of the season and his fourth rushing TD of the year. The touchdown also marked the first rushing TD by the Tech offense in Big 12 play this season.
He added his second rushing TD of the game with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter that gave Tech a 40-14 lead. His one-yard TD run was set up by a career high 51-yard rush on the previous play.
Added his third rushing touchdown of the game with 9:19 remaining in the game. He is the first player since Taurean Henderson to rush for three touchdowns in a game (Henderson rushed for three last season against Kansas State).
Finished the game with a career-high 125 yards rushing, 48-yards receiving and three touchdowns.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Redshirt freshman receiver Edward Britton hauled in his first career touchdown reception on Tech's opening drive of the ballgame. Britton scored on a 20-yard pass from Graham Harrell and the opening drive touchdown marked the third in a row (fourth of the season) for the Red Raider offense. The three opening drive touchdowns in consecutive games is a first under head coach Mike Leach.
Senior defensive tackle Dek Bake registered his fifth career sack when he took down Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski in the second quarter.
Freshman defensive lineman Richard Jones recorded his first career sack late in the first half.
Junior safety Joe Garcia picked up his first career interception to stop a Baylor drive with just seconds remaining in the second quarter. The interception marked the eighth of the season for the Red Raider defense.
The last time the Texas Tech offense put forth a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game was in the season opener against SMU. Shannon Woods rushed 104 yards while Robert Johnson hauled in 139 receiving yards.
Junior placekicker Alex Trlica kicked a 37-yard field goal with 14:10 remaining in the game to push the Tech lead to 45-21. Trlica is now 4-for-6 on the season from 30-39 yards out.
Senior defensive end Keyunta now owns sole possession of fourth place on the career sacks list at Texas Tech with 19.