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No. 23 Texas Tech Notes
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Weather conditions at kickoff: Conditions: Clear skies; 56 Degrees; Winds: W at 13 mph; Humidity: 48 percent
Today's game was televised regionally by ABC. It marked Tech's first appearance of the season on ABC. With the loss, Tech is now 27-38-1 all-time on ABC.
Today's game marked the 14th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Kansas State. The Red Raiders lead the all-time series, 8-6.
Today's game marked the 984th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
Texas Tech won the coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech is now 5-5 this season on the opening coin toss.
Tech wore special uniforms today dedicated to the Lone Survivor Foundation. The uniforms were gray and featured the words "Never Quit," which is the motto of the Lone Survivor Foundation. For more information on the LSF, log on to lonesurvivorfoundation.org.
Texas Tech honored 18 seniors prior to today's final home game: Terrance Bullitt, Dartwan Bush, Brandon DeFrance, Ryan Exleben, Ola Falemi, Aaron Fisher, Rashad Fortenberry, SaDale Foster, Kerry Hyder, Bruce Jones, Chris Knighton, Derrick Mays, Omar Ontiveros, Tre' Porter, Will Smith, Josh Talbot, Eric Ward and Dennell Wesley.
Today's game captains were Kerry Hyder, Terrance Bullitt, Eric Ward and Kenny Williams
Today's attendance was 54,609.
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Le'Raven Clark, (LG) James Polk, (C) Jared Kaster, (RG) Alfredo Morales (RT) Rashad Fortenberry, (QB) Davis Webb, (RB) Kenny Williams, (TE) Jace Amaro, (IR) Jakeem Grant, (WR) Eric Ward, (WR) Bradley Marquez (Defense) - (DE) Brandon Jackson, (N) Kerry Hyder (T) Dennell Wesley, (BAN) Pete Robertson, (WILL) Will Smith, (MIKE) Sam Eguavoen, (RAIDER) Austin Stewart, (BC) Bruce Jones, (FC) Derrick Mays, (FS) Tre' Porter, (SS) Keenon Ward
TECH'S LOSS. .
Gives Texas Tech a 7-3 record on the season.
Gives Texas Tech a 1-9 record in the month of November dating back to the 2011 season.
Gives Texas Tech a three-game losing streak for the first time since the 2011 season when the Red Raiders dropped their final five contests of the year.
Gives Texas Tech three consecutive losses to the Kansas State Wildcats, with losses in each of the past three years.
ATTENDANCE RECORD SET
Texas Tech fans helped set an average attendance record at Jones AT&T Stadium this year. Over the course of six games, Texas Tech averaged 57,932 fans per-game and that surpasses the record of 57,215 set in 2012. Additionally the stadium record was set twice during the year - first against Texas State (60,997) and then again last week against Oklahoma State (61,836).
SENIOR Eric Ward MOVES PAST Michael Crabtree ON TEXAS TECH'S ALL-TIME CAREER RECEPTIONS LIST
Eric Ward finished the game with 11 catches for 107 yards and one touchdown reception.
Ward moved past Michael Crabtree (231) into fourth place on the all-time Tech career receptions list... Ward has 237 career catches.
Ward recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season (11th career).
Ward's 11 receptions marked his most in a Big 12 game since tallying 12 against Kansas in Lubbock last season.
Jace Amaro MOVES UP IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Amaro finished with nine receptions and 67 receiving yards.
Amaro moved into 10th place on Tech's single-season receptions list with 88... Amaro moved past Detron Lewis' 2010 season total of 87 catches.
Amaro moved into eighth place on Tech's single-season receiving yards list (1,102)... Amaro moved past Wes Welker (2002, 2003) and Nehemiah Glover (2003).
It marks the most receiving yards by a Red Raider in a single-season since Michael Crabtree's 1,165 yards in 2008.
Amaro recorded his ninth consecutive game with at least eight receptions as he finished the game with nine catches for 67 receiving yards... Nine straight games with at least eight receptions ties a school record that Michael Crabtree set in 2007.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Ryan Bustin kicked his 20th field goal of the season on Tech's opening drive of the game. The last time Tech scored on its opening drive was against Texas State on Sept. 21.
Senior wide receiver Eric Ward scored Tech's first touchdown of the game when he hauled in a two-yard pass from Davis Webb with 6:49 to go in the first quarter. The touchdown was the 30th of his career and gave the Red Raiders a 10-7 lead. Ward is now the fourth player in school history to have 30 or more career touchdowns.
Freshman Baker Mayfield replaced starter Davis Webb with five minutes remaining in the first half. He led his first touchdown drive on Tech's first possession of the second half. He capped off the drive with a four-yard TD run that marked his third rushing TD of the season.
Bustin's second field goal of the game (22nd this season) came at the 3:01 mark in the third quarter and cut the Kansas State lead to 16 (35-19). Bustin now has multiple field goals in 7-of-10 games this season and in 13 games during his two-year career.
SaDale Foster scored on a five-yard touchdown run making the score 49-26 in the fourth quarter with 7:08 remaining. The touchdown marked Foster's second rushing touchdown of the season (5th career).
Texas Tech scored on its opening drive for the first time since the Texas State game. Ryan Bustin gave Tech a 3-0 lead on a 23-yard field goal.
Texas Tech's opening field goal extended Tech's consecutive game scoring streak to 204 games. Of those 204 games, Texas Tech has scored in double digits 191 times.
Texas Tech had its nation-leading streak of 257 consecutive PATs snapped in the third quarter when K-State blocked Ryan Bustin's attempt following the Baker Mayfield four-yard TD run. That also snapped Bustin's streak of 101 consecutive PATs.
The Texas Tech defense picked up its first sack since the West Virginia game back on Oct. 19, when Brandon Jackson put an end to Kansas State's second offensive possession of the second half. It marked Jackson's third sack of the season.
Texas Tech had two rushing touchdowns (Baker Mayfield & SaDale Foster) giving the Red Raiders six consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. Tech has produced 13 rushing touchdowns during that span.