Texas Tech won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech finished the regular-season with a 6-6 record on the opening coin toss.
Today's attendance was 45,457, the smallest crowd of the season at Jones AT&T Stadium. Final total attendance this season was 305,243 over six games for an average of 59,873. Tech has now averaged 50,000-plus fans for the third time in school history and all three have been in the Mike Leach era.
Representatives from the Alamo, Insight, Independence and Texas Bowl were on hand today to scout both Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Helped pull Tech within seven at the half when he scored on an eight-yard TD reception with 11 seconds remaining in the first half.
Evened the game on Tech's first offensive possession of the second half when he scored on a 25-yard pass from Harrell. Johnson was responsible for the only two offensive touchdowns last week at Oklahoma and scored the first two TD's of today's game.
Finished the day with his fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career (second this year - last vs. SMU, 139 yards) and his fourth career multiple-touchdown game.
Totaled 108 receiving yards on eight catches and hauled in two touchdowns.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Oklahoma State became just the second team (joining Colorado) to score on its opening possession against the Red Raiders. OSU went up 7-0 on a on a 25-yard rush by Dantrell Savage.
Junior placekicker Alex Trlica snapped Tech's three quarter scoring drought when he connected on a 28-yard field goal with 4:04 remaining in the second quarter. Tech was held scoreless in the final two quarters last week at Oklahoma and in the first quarter of today's game against OSU. Trlica is now 3-for-4 on the season from 20-29 yards out.
Senior defensive tackle Dek Bake picked up Tech's first sack of the game on a 3rd-and-4 situation late in the first half. Bake now has 4 ½ sacks this season.
Senior inside receiver Robert Johnson helped pull Tech within seven at the half when he scored on an eight-yard TD reception with 11 second remaining in the first half. Johnson evened the game on Tech's first offensive possession of the second half when he scored on a 25-yard pass from Harrell. Johnson was responsible for the only two offensive touchdowns last week at Oklahoma and scored the first two TD's of today's game.
Junior placekicker Alex Trlica moved past former runningback Ricky Williams (1997-01) for third place on the all-time scoring list at Texas Tech. Trlica now has 263 total points in his Red Raider career.
For the first time in school history, Texas Tech has two players with 10 or more touchdown receptions each - Joel Filani (12) and Robert Johnson (10).
Sophomore running back Shannon Woods scored his seventh rushing touchdown of the season in the third quarter to help give Tech a 27-17 lead.
Texas Tech scored a season-high 17 points in the third quarter.