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Nov. 19, 2005

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  • Oklahoma won the opening coin toss and Tech fell to 6-of-11 on the opening toss this season. Oklahoma elected to defer until the second half.
  • Today's attendance was 52,625 and the second-highest attended home game of the season.
  • Texas Tech honored its 2005 senior class in a pregame ceremony. The senior class includes: Brett Bischofberger, Sylvester Brinkley, Randall Cherry, Daniel Christian, Taurean Henderson, Cody Hodges, Slade Hodges, Bryan Kegans, SirDon Lewis, Vincent Meeks, Khalid Naziruddin, Bristol Olomua, John Saldi, Dwayne Slay, Ian Smetona, Fred Thrweatt and E.J. Whitley.
  • Today's 11 a.m. kickoff on FSN marked Tech's third morning game of the season. Tech played Kansas State on ABC back on Oct. 15 and at Baylor on FSN on Oct. 29.
  • Sophomore defensive back Chris Parker made his first career start today at left corner. He replaced Antonio Huffman who had made all 10 starts at that position prior to today.
  • The Texas Tech Media Relations Office would also like to recognize its senior students: Amy Wooten, Kelsey Yantis, and Natashia Elstad. These students have been an integral part of our staff over the years and have been of valuable assistance to the news media and its coverage of Red Raider athletics.
    Starters - (Offense) - (LT) E.J. Whitley, (LG) Bryan Kegans, (C) Brandon Jones, (RT) Gabe Hall, (RG) Manny Ramirez, (QB) Cody Hodges, (F) Taurean Henderson, (Y) Bristol Olomua, (X) Jarrett Hicks, (H) David Schaefer, (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) Chris Parker, (SS) Vincent Meeks, (FS) Dwayne Slay, (RC) Khalid Naziruddin


    TECH'S WIN...
  • Gives Texas Tech a 9-2 record this season and a 6-2 mark in Big 12 play.
  • Tech's nine-win regular season is its first since the 1976 season when Tech won 10 regular-season games.
  • Gives Texas Tech its most Big 12 wins in a season (six).
  • Gives Head Coach Mike Leach a 48-27 all-time record and his first win over Oklahoma.
  • Gives Mike Leach an all-time record of 38-2 when leading at halftime.
  • Gives Tech a nine-game home win streak (its longest since Tech won 11 home games between 1973 and 1974).
  • Gives Texas Tech its first undefeated home season since 1995 when that team went 5-0.
  • Snaps a five-game losing streak to Oklahoma. Tech's last win came in 1999 when Kliff Kingsbury led the Red Raiders to a 38-28 win in what turned out to be the final game under Spike Dykes.
  • Gives Texas Tech an 18-4 record under Mike Leach in the week following a loss.
  • Gives Texas Tech its second win this season when scoring a touchdown in the last minute (last vs. Nebraska).

    Today's game against Oklahoma marked the final home game for 17 Texas Tech seniors. The 2005 senior class will go down as one of the most dominant in school history. Entering today's game, the senior class had contributed 104 touchdowns, 9,579 all-purpose yards, 681 tackles, 15 interceptions and 14 sacks. This season alone, the senior class contributed 50 touchdowns, 5,336 all-purpose yards, 279 tackles, eight interceptions and eight sacks.

    Senior running back Taurean Henderson has been key to the success of the Tech offense during his career and went out with a bang on Saturday against Oklahoma. Henderson picked up his fourth 100-plus yard (109 yards) rushing game of the season and the 10th of his career.

    For the second straight season, Red Raider fans have turned out to Jones SBC Stadium in droves. With 52,625 in attendance for today's game against Oklahoma, this marks a total attendance of 356,802 for the season and an average of 50,971 (seven games). This season's average attendance ranks second all-time behind the mark of 52,823 set in 2004. Two weeks ago against Texas A&M, Red Raider fans set a new Jones SBC Stadium record as 55,755 came through the turnstiles.

    Texas Tech did something today that no Red Raider team has done since 1995 - complete an undefeated home season. The Red Raiders went 7-0 at Jones SBC Stadium and will go into the 2006 season riding a nine-game home win streak. The nine-game streak is the longest since Tech rattled off 11-straight between Sept. 15, 1973 and Nov. 23, 1974.


  • Alex Trlica scored the first points of the ball game when he connected on a 33-yard field goal with 11:45 remaining in the first quarter. The field goal was his 12th of the season and he is now 5-for-6 from 30-39 yards out. The field goal extended Tech's scoring streak to 103 games.
  • Junior receiver Jarrett Hicks scored Tech's first touchdown of the game with 3:30 remaining in the first half. Hicks scored on a seven-yard pass and now has nine receiving touchdowns on the season. That touchdown moved him into a five-way tie for fifth place on the single-season TD list at Texas Tech. He has also scored a touchdown in each of the last three games.
  • Bristol Olomua's touchdown catch with 14:35 remaining in the fourth quarter was his first TD reception of the season and the sixth of his career. The touchdown gave Tech a 16-7 lead.
  • Texas Tech has outscored opponents 224-99 in the first half this season, including a 100-30 in the first quarter.
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