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Post Game Notes




Nov. 12, 2005

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• Oklahoma State won the opening coin toss and Tech fell to 6-of-10 on the opening toss this season. Texas Tech elected to defend the west goal.
• Tonight's attendance was 55,755
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Glenn January, (LG) E.J. Whitley, (C) Brandon Jones, (RT) Gabe Hall, (RG) Manny Ramirez, (QB) Cody Hodges, (F) Taurean Henderson, (BH) LA Reed, (X) Jarrett Hicks, (Y) Robert Johnson, (Z) Joel Filani (Defense) - (LE) Brett Bischofberger, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Ken Scott, (RE) Keyunta Dawson, (SAM) John Saldi, (MIKE) Fletcher Session, (WILL) Sylvester Brinkley, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Vincent Meeks, (FS) Dwayne Slay, (RC) Khalid Naziruddin



• Gives Texas Tech an 8-2 record this season and a 5-2 mark in Big 12 play.
• Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a 47-27 all-time record.
• Is Tech's second-straight loss to Oklahoma State in Stillwater. OSU defeated Tech 51-49 here in 2003.
• Snaps a two-game win streak by the Red Raiders.
• Marks Tech's first loss to a non-ranked team since falling to New Mexico 27-24 last season in Albuquerque (9/11/04).

Henderson's six-yard catch at the 3:48 mark in the second quarter pushed him over the 2,000 career receiving mark and he became the just the third player in NCAA history to total 2,000-plus yards rushing and receiving in a career. He joins Stanford's Darrin Nelson (1977-78, 80-81) and Tulane's Mewelde Moore (2000-03) as the only Div. IA athlete to accomplish this feat.

Junior defensive lineman Chris Hudler proved today that he belonged in the "H" category. Henderson, Hicks and Hodges seem to take most of the limelight when talking about the Red Raiders, but Hudler joined that category today with two huge defensive plays. Hudler recovered a fumble in the endzone that tied the game at 17-17 and then intercepted a key pass when it seemed like OSU would go ahead after a fumble by Cody Hodges. The interception was the first of Hudler's career and the fumble recovery was his second.

Chris Hudler's fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth quarter is the first defensive touchdown since John Saldi's fumble recovery for a TD against Kansas on October 1. Saldi was involved in the play as he caused the fumble by OSU quarterback Bobby Reid. The fumble tied the game at 17-17. Texas Tech's two defensive touchdowns this season marks the first time since 2002 that the Red Raiders have scored twice on the defensive side of the ball.
• Oklahoma State's Mike Hamilton registered the longest play from scrimmage against the Texas Tech defense this season when he scrambled for an 83-yard touchdown with 10:22 remaining in the first quarter. The play was the longest run given up by the Tech defense since surrendering a 95-yard run to Tatum Bell here in Stillwater in 2003.
• The Texas Tech offense was held scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season. Tech had previously been held to a pair of field goals against Kansas State and Baylor.
• The last time Texas Tech was held scoreless in the first half was at North Carolina State in 2003. In that game, the Wolfpack led the Red Raiders 21-0 at halftime. Tech's scoreless first half snapped a 31-game streak in which the Red Raiders had scored at least a field goal in the first half.
• Texas Tech's first points of the ballgame came on the leg of Alex Trlica when he connected on a 29-yard field goal with 4:56 remaining in the third quarter. The field goal was his 11th of the season and he improved to 11-of-14 overall.
• Junior Jarrett Hicks scored Tech's first touchdown of the game when he caught a four-yard pass with 14:42 remaining in the game. The touchdown was Hicks' eighth of the season and his second in as many games.

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