2004 Texas Tech Football
Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma State (Lubbock, Texas)
November 27, 2004
Texas Tech won the coin toss for the sixth time this season and elected to defer until the second half.
In attendance at today's game were Texas Governor Rick Perry and United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Texas). Both were guests of Texas Tech University.
Today's game against Oklahoma State marked the first Thanksgiving weekend game since the Red Raiders defeated Stephen F. Austin 58-3 on Nov. 24, 2001. The Red Raiders and Lumberjacks played in a makeup game after the Tech-UTEP game was cancelled due to the events of Sept. 11.
PILING THEM IN Entering today's game, Texas Tech ranked sixth among the Big 12 schools in average attendance with 53,100 fans per game and fourth in capacity percentage. Over the course of the first five home games this season, Jones SBC Stadium has been filled at 100.75% capacity (16th nationally). In the Big 12, only Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas have filled their stadiums to a greater capacity percentage throughout the season. Today's attendance was 51,717 and that gives Tech a season average and new school record of 52,823. The season average surpassed last year's record of 49,608 and this marks the third year under Mike Leach that Tech has set a season attendance record. The lowest attended game for Texas Tech this season was the home opener against TCU (51,271).
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE Texas Tech now stands alone in the Big 12 Conference when it comes to bowl games and winning seasons. Kansas State's loss last week to Iowa State coupled with Nebraska's loss yesterday to Colorado means that Texas Tech is the only school in the Big 12 to be bowl eligible and post a winning record (.501 or above) each season since the league's inception in 1996.
TEXAS TECH'S WIN...
Gives Tech a 7-4 overall record, (5-3 Big 12)
Creates a two-way tie in the Big 12 South between Texas Tech and Texas A&M
Gives Tech a 19-10-3 overall advantage against OSU.
Extends Tech home win-streak over OSU to 10 games. OSU has not won in Lubbock since 1944
Puts Tech in contention for, most likely, either the Alamo or Holiday Bowl.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Texas Tech's first points of the game were scored by senior wide receiver Trey Haverty when he hauled in an eight-yard pass from Sonny Cumbie with 3:16 remaining in the first quarter. The touchdown reception was his sixth of the season. The touchdown also came on Tech's first possession and marked just the third time this season that the Red Raiders have scored on their opening drive.
Sophomore Keyunta Dawson picked up a sack on the last Oklahoma State possession of the first half, giving him 4 ½ on the season.
Jamie Thompson's interception return (68 yards) for touchdown was the first against Tech since the Mississippi game last season when Kelvin Robinson picked off B.J. Symons and returned it 80 yards.
Alex Trilica's 22-yard field goal with 9:43 remaining in the fourth quarter was his sixth made field goal of the season and is perfect from the 20-29 yard range (3-for-3).
Senior defensive end Adell Duckett picked up his fourth sack of the season on a crucial third down with 8:15 remaining in the fourth quarter. The sack was the 28th of his career.
Sophomore wide receiver Jarrett Hicks' two touchdown receptions in the game moves the Red Raider into second place on Tech's single-season touchdown leaders list with 11.
Texas Tech is now 17-5 under Mike Leach in games following a loss.
The Red Raiders are now tied for eighth nationally with Miami (Ohio) for consecutive winning seasons (10).
The Tech defense held the potent Oklahoma State offense without a single touchdown in the game marking the first by a Tech defense since a 49-0 win at New Mexico in 2002.