Nov. 13, 2004
2004 Texas Tech Football
Red Raiders vs. Texas A&M (Kyle Field, College Station, Texas)
November 13, 2004
Texas Tech won the coin toss for the fifth time this season and snapped a four-game losing streak. Tech elected to defer until the second half.
Today's attendance at Kyle Field was 82,278.
Today's game marked the 63rd meeting between these two in-state rivals. The game was televised by ABC Sports (Tech's first appearance on the ABC Network this year) and marked the seventh televised game of the season.
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) Daniel Loper, (LG) Cody Campbell, (C) Dylan Gandy, (RT) E.J. Whitley, (RG) Manny Ramirez, (QB) Sonny Cumbie, (F) Taurean Henderson, (H) Brian Bishop, (X) Jarrett Hicks, (Y) Trey Haverty, (Z) Cody Fuller (Defense) - (LE) Adell Duckett, (NT) Chris Hudler, (DT) Ken Scott, (RE) Seth Nitschmann, (SAM) John Saldi, (MIKE) Brock Stratton, (WILL) Mike Smith, (LC) Antonio Huffman, (SS) Josh Rangel, (FS) Vincent Meeks, (RC) Khalid Naziruddin
LOSS TO TEXAS A&M ENDS THREE GAME WIN STREAK
Texas Tech's 32-25 overtime loss to Texas A&M snapped a three-game win streak by the Red Raiders over the Aggies. A&M now leads the all-time series against Texas Tech 33-28-1 while Mike Leach fell to 3-2 in his career vs. A&M.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Senior defensive end Adell Duckett's sack in the second quarter gave him 27 in his career and he is now seven sacks behind the all-time Texas Tech leader Aaron Hunt. The sack was his third of the season.
Junior running back Taurean Henderson scored Tech's first points of the game when he scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 4:29 remaining in the first half. The receiving touchdown was just his second of the season and the 14th of his career and that moves him into a tie for seventh place on the all-time receiving TD list at Tech.
Texas Tech's first touchdown drive covered 97 yards and that marks the longest TD drive of the season for the Red Raiders. The previous high was a 96-yard drive against TCU in Tech's home opener on Sept. 18.
Sonny Cumbie's 3 interceptions were the most since he threw three against Oklahoma on Oct. 2 in Norman. Four of Cumbie's five multiple interception games have come on the road (at New Mexico - 2; at Kansas - 4; at Oklahoma - 3).
Texas Tech's seven first half points was the third lowest for Texas Tech this year. Tech scored just six in the first half of the season opener against SMU and three against Oklahoma.
Taurean Henderson gave Tech a 13-12 lead with 12:31 remaining the fourth when he scored on a two-yard touchdown run. The rushing TD was his 13th of the season and the 30th of his career. He now stands in sixth place on the all-time rushing TD list at Texas Tech.
Jarrett Hicks two-point conversion catch in the fourth quarter was the first two-point conversion by Texas Tech since the Oklahoma game in 2002.
Texas Tech suffered its first loss of the season when leading at the half as Tech took a 7-6 lead into the lockerroom. Tech came into today's game with a 4-0 record when leading at halftime.