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Nov. 20, 2010

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GETTING STARTED
• Weather conditions at kickoff: Mostly Cloudy; 75 degrees; Humidity 16 percent; Winds from the SW at 15 mph
• Today's game was not televised and marked the third and final untelevised game of the year for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech's regular-season finale next week against Houston will be televised nationally on FSN.
• Today's game marked the first meeting against Weber State.
• Weber State won the coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is now 6-5 on the season in the opening coin toss.
• Texas Tech wore black jerseys, black pants and black helmets for the first time this season.
• Today's attendance: 55,083
• Today's game captains were senior wide receiver Lyle Leong and senior defensive end Brian Duncan.
• Texas Tech recognized its 2010 senior class prior to today's game.
• Senior defensive lineman Colby Whitlock made his 47th consecutive start today against Weber State
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Lonnie Edwards, (C) Justin Keown, (RG) Deveric Gallington (RT) Mickey Okafor, (QB) Taylor Potts, (F) Baron Batch, (H) Cornelius Douglas, (Z) Detron Lewis (TE) Chris Olson, (X) Lyle Leong (Defense) - (LE) Pearlie Graves, (DT) Donald Langley, (NT) Colby Whitlock, (RE) Tyrone Sonier (SAM) Sam Fehoko (MIKE) Bront Bird, (WILL) Brian Duncan, (LC) Eugene Neboh, (RS) Brett Dewhurst, (FS) Cody Davis, (RC) Tre'Porter

TECH'S WIN . .
• Gives Texas Tech a 6-5 record on the season and a 3-0 mark in non-conference play.
• Gives Texas Tech its sixth win of the season and bowl eligibility for the 18th consecutive year (Big 12 record).
• Gives Texas Tech a 1-0 all-time record against Weber State.
• Gives Texas Tech a 2-2 record at home this season.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 116-65 career record.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 6-5 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 1-0 record against Weber State.

GOING BOWLING
For the 18th consecutive year, the Red Raiders are bowl eligible and now have the chance to move up in the pecking order next week against Houston. Texas Tech is 6-5 on the season and ran its Big 12 record of consecutive bowl eligible seasons to 18 with today's 64-21 win over Weber State. Only three teams have longer active bowl eligibility streaks than Texas Tech (Florida State leads the nation with 34 straight years while Florida is second with 30. Ohio State is third with 22 and Texas Tech is tied with Virginia Tech with 18.) Texas Tech faces Houston next Saturday night with a 7 p.m. kickoff on FSN (national broadcast).

44-0 HALFTIME LEAD
Marked the largest halftime lead for Texas Tech since leading Indiana State 52-0 on Sept. 25, 2005 at Jones AT&T Stadium... it is also the most points scored by Texas Tech in a first half since scoring 52 points against Indiana State in 2005.
• Texas Tech's 64 points scored in today's game ranks tied for ninth all-time in school history. Tech last scored 64 points against Austin College in 1932.

AGAINST THE FCS THIS DECADE
Texas Tech improved to 8-0 against FCS teams this decade with today's 64-21 win over Weber State.
Against the FCS
• Texas Tech 64, Weber State 21 (2010)
• Texas Tech 38, North Dakota 13 (2009)
• Texas Tech 49, Eastern Washington 24 (2008)
• Texas Tech 75, Northwestern State 7 (2007)
• Texas Tech 62, Southeastern Louisiana 0 (2006)
• Texas Tech 80, Sam Houston State 21 (2005)
• Texas Tech 63, Indiana State 7 (2005)
• Texas Tech 58, Stephen F. Austin 3 (2001)

SENIOR QUARTERBACK Taylor Potts
Potts' third touchdown pass of the game led to the following:
• his 27th touchdown pass this season - 54th career
• moves into 8th place on single-season TD passing list
• became the fourth quarterback in Texas Tech history with 7,000 career passing yards
• seventh multiple passing touchdowns performance this season - 13th career.
• fourth 300-yard passing game this season - 11th career
• 272 yards passing (21-for-24) in the first half is the most since throwing for 306 (25-for-32) during the first half against Baylor.

NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
• Senior running back Baron Batch put Texas Tech on the scoreboard to the start the game (12:48 mark of first quarter) when he hauled in a four-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Potts. It marked his second receiving touchdown of the season and the fourth of his career. Added his second touchdown of the half with 13:46 remaining in the half when he scored on a six-yard TD rush that gave Tech a 30-0 lead. Batch now has four game in his career in which he has caught a TD pass and rushed for TD.
• Texas Tech has now scored on its first offensive possesion in back-to-back weeks as Tech scored its only touchdown last week against Oklahoma on its opening drive.
• Senior quarterback Taylor Potts rushed (two yards) for Texas Tech's second touchdown of the game and gave the Red Raiders a 14-0 lead with 7:10 remaining in the first quarter.
• Senior defensive end Brian Duncan recovered his first career fumble in the first quarter. The fumble ended Weber State's third offensive drive of the afternoon.
• Senior receiver Lyle Leong hauled in a seven yard touchdown pass that gave Tech a 21-0 lead. The TD reception was his 16th of the season and the 29th of his career.
• Sophomore Austin Zouzalik with 100 yards set a career high for receiving yards on six catches.
Matt Williams 41-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining in the third quarter marked his third 40-plus yard field goal of the season.

 

 

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