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Nov. 27, 2010

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GETTING STARTED
• Weather conditions at kickoff: Clear Skies; 47 degrees; Humidity 21 percent; Winds from the SSE at 9 mph
• Tonight's game was televised nationally on FSN with Bill Land, Joel Klatt and Emily Jones calling the action. Texas Tech ends the regular-season with nine televised games, including three on FSN.
• Tonight's game marked the 30th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Houston.
• Texas Tech won the coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech is now 7-5 on the season in the opening coin toss.
• Texas Tech wore black jerseys, black pants and black helmets for the second straight week and just the second time this season.
• Tonight's attendance was 53,461.
• Tonight's game captains were senior quarterback Taylor Potts and senior defensive lineman Colby Whitlock.
• Senior defensive lineman Colby Whitlock made his 48th consecutive start tonight against Houston.
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) Austin Zouzalik (TE) Chris Olson, (X) Lyle Leong (Defense) - (LE) Sam Fehoko, (DT) Pearlie Graves, (RE) Colby Whitlock,
(MIKE) Bront Bird, (WILL) Brian Duncan, (LC) LaRon Moore, (RS)Tre' Porter, (FS) Brett Dewhurst, (RC) Derrick Mays, (DB) Eugene Neboh, (DB) Cody Davis

 

 

TECH'S WIN . .
• Gives Texas Tech a 7-5 record on the season and a 4-0 mark in non-conference play.
• Means that Texas Tech will not have to count its win over Weber State towards bowl eligibility. The Red Raiders have never been forced to count an FCS win towards bowl eligibility.
• Guarantees Texas Tech a winning season for the 16th consecutive year.
• Gives Texas Tech a winning record (3-2) at Jones AT&T Stadium for the 13th consecutive season.
• Gives Texas Tech a perfect home non-conference record for the eighth consecutive season. Last non-conference loss at home was to NC State in 2002.
• Gives Texas Tech at least seven regular-season wins for the 11th straight year.
• Gives Texas Tech six consecutive wins on the Saturday following Thanksgiving since 1995.
• Gives Texas Tech three wins over its final four games of the season, including a win over No. 14 Missouri.
• Gives Houston an 18-11-1 lead in the all-time series.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 117-65 career record.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 7-5 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 1-0 record against Houston.

HOME ATTENDANCE RECORD ESTABLISHED
Tonight's paid attendance of 53,461 helped Texas Tech establish a new school record for average home attendance in a single season. An average of 57,107 fans attended the six home games at Jones AT&T Stadium and that surpasses the previous record of 53,625 set in 2008.

LEWIS COLLECTS MULTI-TD GAME
Senior Detron Lewis earned his first multi-TD game of the season with his two touchdowns receptions. It is the third multi-TD game of his career and Lewis finished the night with 11 catches for 135 yards.

LEONG MOVES UP CAREER LIST
Senior Lyle Leong with his touchdown catch tonight, moved into a tie for second place on the career receiving touchdown list. Leong's 17th touchdown of the season and 30th of his career, put him into a tie with Jarrett Hicks on the career list.

NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
• Senior quarterback Taylor Potts went over the 3,000-yard passing mark on Tech's first drive of the game. Tech has now had a 3,000-plus yard passer in 11 consecutive seasons.
• Senior wide receiver Detron Lewis hauled in a six yard touchdown pass (his fifth of the season) with 11:03 in the first quarter that gave the Red Raiders a 7-0 lead. Tech has now scored on its opening possesion in three consecutive games. Lewis caught his second touchdown pass (nine yards) of the game with 12:19 remaining in the first half that gave Tech a 21-10 lead.
• Senior linebacker Bront Bird picked up his third interception of the season on Houston's second offensive drive of the game. Bird entered his senior season without a single interception in his first three seasons as a Red Raider.
• Sophomore running back Eric Stephens gave Tech a 14-10 lead with 1:13 remaining in the first quarter when he scored on a 26-yard run. The TD rush was his fifth of the season.
• Senior running back Baron Batch gave Tech a 28-13 lead on Tech's first offensive drive of the second half as he scored on an eight-yard reception from Taylor Potts. The TD reception was just the third of the season for Batch and the fifth of his career. The TD reception moved him into eighth place on the career touchdowns list at Texas Tech.
• Sophomore safety Cody Davis picked up his first career interception with nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. The interception was the 13th by the Tech defense this season.
• Junior punter/kicker Donnie Carona booted a 63-yard punt late in the third quarter which marked the longest of the season for the Red Raiders. The punt was two yards longer than Jonathan LaCour's 61-yard punt in the season opener against SMU.

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