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September 27, 1998

Texas Tech (4-0, 1-0) vs. Baylor (1-2, 0-1) Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 Jones Stadium Lubbock, Texas 6 p.m.

Texas Tech Enters October With 4-0 Record Texas Tech (4-0, 1-0 in the Big 12 South) will open its Big 12 home schedule against the longtime rival Baylor Bears (1-2, 0-1 in the Big 12 South) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Jones Stadium. The game will mark the 57th-ever meeting between the two schools and the 33rd in Lubbock. Texas Tech defeated Iowa State last week 31-24 in its Big 12 opener, while Baylor lost a heart-breaking 18-16 decision at Colorado. Promotions for the game include West Texas-Eastern New Mexico Appreciation Day, an event honoring the impact of the entire region on the University. Raider Alley will feature the popular rock/blues band, Elvis T. Busboy and the Blues Butchers and will begin at 3 p.m. A new feature for Texas Tech football is Tailgate West, located at 18th St. and Indiana Ave., that features live enteratinment and free parking. The Lady Raider basketball team will sign autographs in Raider Alley between 4-5 p.m.

Last Week for the Red Raiders Texas Tech clinched its best start since 1976 with a 31-24 win over Big 12 North rival Iowa State in the league-opener for both teams in Ames. Quarterback Matt Tittle (Flower Mound, Texas) completed 7-of-13 passes for 205 yards and two TDs in the game, while senior receiver Donnie Hart (Wolfforth, Texas) caught five passes for 163 yards and a 68-yard TD. The Red Raiders rolled to a 31-10 fourth-quarter lead with just 7:03 left in the game and hung-on for the win. In the much-heralded matchup between two of the nation's best rushers, Ricky Williams (Duncanville, Texas) outgained ISU's Darren Davis by a 105-86 margin in the game. The two teams combined for 737 yards of total offense in the game, including 463 yards of passing between the two teams. Junior quarterback Rob Peters saw his first action since the season-opener against UTEP and completed four-of-five passes for 28 yards.

Spike Dykes Spike Dykes entered a record-setting season in 1998 as the "dean" of Big 12 coaches. In his 12th season as the head football at Texas Tech, Dykes has surpassed Pete Cawthon for the longest tenure at that position. With a record of 73-57-1, Dykes signed a contract extension following the 1997 season that ensures that he will remain the coach of the Red Raiders through the year 2000. Recognized as the first-ever Big 12 Coach of the Year in 1996, he has led the Red Raiders to seven-straight seasons of no lower than second-place conference or division finishes. A 1959 graduate of Stephen F. Austin, Dykes has coached 10 All-Americas and 69 all-conference selections and his offensive squads have set over 77 individual or team school records. His philosophy of coaching... "I think you coach because you love kids. If you do that, every day is rewarding."

Radio / Television Coverage The Baylor contest will be broadcast live on Texas Tech's network of radio stations throughout the state of Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Veteran play-by-play announcer Jack Dale returns for his 47th-straight year as the voice of the Red Raiders. John Harris (17th year) will handle the color commentary and Mark Finkner (1st year) will provide sideline reports. The game will also be available on the Internet through Broadast.com. A link to the broadcast is provided on the Texas Tech athletic website at www.texastech.com. In addition, for the first time ever, all Texas Tech football games will be broadcast in Spanish on KXTQ-FM/AM in Lubbock. Longtime Dallas Cowboys announcer Mario Montez will handle the play-by-play duties. There will be no television coverage of Baylor at Texas Tech.

Baylor... Baylor enters the game with a 1-2 overall record and an 0-1 Big 12 mark following last weekend's heart-breaking 18-16 loss at Colorado. CU scored on a 31-yard field goal with just 2:04 left in the game. Baylor played two quarterbacks in the game with Odell James completing 5-of-11 passes for 31 yards and one interception and Jermaine Alfred completing 9-of-16 for 58 yards. Darrell Bush led the Bears in rushing with 59 yards on 20 carries. Coach Dave Roberts has a 3-11-0 record in his second year at Baylor and is 0-1 against Texas Tech. Two weeks ago, Baylor knocked-off 24th-ranked N.C. State 33-30.

Texas Tech vs. Baylor: The Series Texas Tech and Baylor have played 56 times in history with the Bears leading the series between the two schools by a 32-23-1 margin. In the 32 games played in Lubbock, Texas Tech leads by a 17-14-1 margin, including a 4-1 margin over the last five games. Spike Dykes is 6-5 against Baylor. The last time the two teams played in Lubbock, Byron Hanspard set a school-record with 287 yards on 35 carries with two TDs in front of a series-record sellout crowd of 50,591. Texas Tech won that game by a 45-24 margin after jumping-out to a 31-10 halftime lead. He also set school records in the game for tandem yards and all-purpose yards. Last year, Texas Tech's 35 points (35-14) were the most ever scored by a Red Raider team in Waco and the 21-point margin of victory was the largest since 1983. Donnie Hart tied a career-high with 11 catches for 181 yards, while Dane Johnson had a punt return for a TD, an interception and a pass completion on a fake punt in the game. The margin of victory of 21-points was decided after an eight-yard TD pass by the Bears at the final gun.

Williams Remains In National Lead Despite 105 yards in rushing at Iowa State Texas Tech tailback Ricky Williams (Duncanville, Texas) remains the national leader in rushing with a 192.5 yards per game average. Currently averaging 5.5 yards per carry, he outdualed Darren Davis of ISU by a 105-86 margin. He rushed for the fifth-highest regular-season total ever for a Red Raider with 251 yards against Texas-El Paso in the season opener. His total yardage in that game was the highest in the nation for that week and his 42 carries vs. Fresno State was a career-high. Last season Williams set a Red Raider freshman rushing record with 894 yards on 201 carries. Williams should not be confused with talented University of Texas senior running back Ricky Williams. Both Rickys will be harder to recognize than in 1997 after changing jersey numbers. Texas Tech's Ricky now wears No. 2 (prep jersey #) after wearing No. 35 last season. UT's Ricky switched from No. 11 to No. 34 this season.

NCAA Rushing Leaders
                Player  Car     Yds     Avg.    YPG
        1.      Ricky Williams, Texas Tech      140     770     5.5     192.50
        2.      Travis Prentice, Miami (Ohio)   111     553     5.0     184.33
        3.      Ricky Williams, Texas   120     736     6.1     184.00
        4.      Devin West, Missouri    70      530     7.6     176.67
        5.      Mike Cloud, Boston College      109     676     6.2     169.00

Single Game Rushing Performances Yds Player Opp Year 287 Byron Hanspard Baylor 1996 272 Hanspard Okla. St. 1996 268 James Hadnot N. Mexico 1978 257 Hanspard USL 1996 251 Ricky Williams UTEP 1998 244 Ricky Williamns Fresno St. 1998 *regular-season only

Williams vs First-Year Notables Player Class Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Doug McCutchen Rs-So 1970 227 1068 4.7 3 Ricky Williams Tr-Fr 1997 201 894 4.4 3 Byron Hanspard Tr-Fr 1994 173 761 4.4 5 James Gray Rs-Fr 1986 108 613 5.7 4 Donny Anderson Rs-So 1963 146 609 4 Larry Isaac Rs-So 1973 87 526 6.0 10 Byron Morris Rs-Fr 1991 98 514 5 Billy Taylor Rs-So 1974 41 185 4.5 Anthony Lynn Rs-Fr 1988 11 61 5.5 2 James Hadnot Rs-So 1976 1 6 6.0 0 played on freshman team - Picadores; played tight end as a redshirt freshman

Red Zone Defense Texas Tech's SWARM defense has allowed just one rushing TD this season and has held opponents to just three TDs in eight trips inside the 20-yard line. Two of the three TDs allowed came against Iowa State in the final 6:30 in the 31-24 win in Ames, both on passes from Todd Bandhauer to Damian Groce. (See page 7 of this release for complete breakdown of red-zone stats)

Third-Down Defensive Stoppers Texas Tech's SWARM defense has held opponents to just 24.6 percent conversion rate on third-down conversions through the first four games. Opponents have converted just 15-of-61 third down attempts, including just 3-of-13 in the fourth quarter. Texas Tech is converting third downs at a 52.5 percent clip.

T-I-T-T-L-E Spells Relief Senior Matt Tittle (Flower Mound, Texas) has started the last three games for the Red Raiders and has had impressive success. He passed for 205 yards against ISU in a game that was expected to feature the run. He started his first career game against North Texas and set a career-high with 257 yards in the air. He saw the first significant action since his high school days in the Texas-El Paso game following starter Rob Peters' departure due to a shoulder injury. Tittle had only attempted one pass as a Red Raider but finished the UTEP game completing 10-of-18 attempts for 172 yards and one TD. He connected on passes of 60-yards and 45-yards (for a TD) to Donnie Hart in the game.

Reagor One of Nation's Top Sackers Senior Montae Reagor (Waxahachie, Texas) recorded two sacks against Fresno State to become the school's most prolific quarterback pass rusher. A Rotary Lombardi Award candidate, he passed Calvin Riggs (1983-86) to become the career record-holder with 19.5 sacks. "He would get any vote that I've got for any team - all-Big12 or all-American. I'm definitely going to list him on my Lombardi and Outland Trophy ballots." - said Iowa State coach Dan McCarney.

Career Sacks Chart
        Tot     Player  Years
        19.5    Montae Reagor   1995-98
        18.5    Calvin Riggs    1983-86
        17      Shawn Jackson   1991-93
        17      James Mosley    1985-88
        *regular-season only

Reagor Looking to Pass Rivera With four tackles for loss against Fresno State, Reagor passed All-America Gabriel Rivera as the school leader in that category. Against North Texas, Reagor recorded three tackles behind the line of scrimmage to surpass Zach Thomas on the career list with 31.

Career Tackles for Loss Chart
        Tot     Player  Years
        35      Montae Reagor   1995-98
        34      Gabriel Rivera  1979-82
        29      Zach Thomas     1992-95
        27      Michael Johnson 1984-87
        *following Fresno State game

Reagor Lauded by AFCA Reagor was named to the AFCA's Good Works Team, which honors those who show exceptional dedication to community service and the betterment of the communities in which they live. He is Texas Tech's second-straight honoree. Dane Johnson received the award in 1997.

AFCA Good Works Team
Player  Pos     School  Hometown
Steve Batten    LB      Kansas  Arvada, Colo.
Nate Brooks     DB      Miami (Fla.)    Miami, Fla.
Jimmy Carter    P       Kentucky        Dunwoody, Ga.
Jeff Hall       L       Tennessee       Winchester, Tenn.
Cecil Martin    FB      Wisconsin       Evanston, Ill.
Dat Nguyen      LB      Texas A&M       Rockport, Texas
Montae Reagor   DE      Texas Tech      Waxahachie, Texas
Matt Stinchcomb OL      Georgia Lilburn, Ga.
Kevin Ward      LB      Cincinnati      Chantilly, Va.
Charles Wiley   RB      Georgia Tech    Miami, Fla.
Ricky Williams  RB      Texas   San Diego, Calif.

Hart Candidate for Biletnikoff Award Senior receiver Donnie Hart (Wolfforth, Texas) has been named to the preseason "watch list" for the Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver. He moved into fourth on the Texas Tech list for career receiving yards against North Texas. Against Iowa State, he tied Rodney Blackshear and Wayne Walker for career receiving TDs. He passed Donny Anderson against Fresno State after getting the tying TD on the first play from scrimmage against North Texas.

Career Receiving Yards
        1.      Lloyd Hill (1990-93)    3,059
        2.      Wayne Walker (1985-88)  2,007
        3.      Rodney Blackshear (1987-91)     1,980
        4.      Donnie Hart (1995-  )   1,810
        5.      Sammy Williams (1974-77)        1,490
        6.      Donny Anderson (1963-65)        1,392

Career Receiving TDs 1. Lloyd Hill (1990-93) 20 t2. Rodney Blackshear (1987-91) 14 t2. Wayne Walker (1985-88) 14 t2. Donnie Hart (1995- ) 14 5. Donny Anderson (1963-65) 12

National Turnover Margin Leader According to research conducted by Pete Tredwell of ESPN, Texas Tech entered 1998 as the top team in the nation in turnover margin over the last five seasons. The Red Raiders have a plus-52 margin in turnovers, including a plus-12 last season. Penn State is second with a plus-40 margin. In 1997, the Red Raiders finished 11th in the nation in turnover margin with plus-1.00 per game.

1993-97 Turnover Margin 
        1.      Texas Tech      +52
        2.      Ohio State      +40
        3.      Penn State      +37
        4.      Colorado State  +36
        5.      Clemson +35
*prior to the 1998 season

Red Raiders Third-Best in Big 12 Since the formation of the Big 12 Conference prior to the 1996 season, Texas Tech is tied with Colorado and A&M for the third-best conference record of any team in the league. Tech is one of only three teams to post at least five conference wins in each of its first two seasons in the Big 12.

Big 12 Wins Leaders
        Rank    Team    Record  Pct.
        1.      Nebraska        16-0    1.000
        2.      Kansas State    14-3    .824
        t3.     Texas Tech      11-6    .647
        t3.     Colorado        11-6    .647
        5.      Texas A&M       10-6    .625
        6.      Missouri        9-8     .529
        t7.     Oklahoma State  8-9     .471
        t7.     Texas   8-9     .471
        9.      Oklahoma        5-11    .313
        10.     Kansas  5-13    .278
        t11.    Iowa State      2-15    .118
        t11.    Baylor  2-15    .118
*Through 9/26/98

SWARM Enjoys Banner Start Texas Tech's SWARM defense is living up to its preseason billing with three strong performances to begin the season. Ranked sixth in the nation in rushing defense, the Red Raiders limited Fresno State to just six yards rushing in the game and held ISU's Darren Davis (who entered the game ranked sixth in the nation) to just 86 yards on 29 carries. Texas Tech allowed just three points in the first two games against UTEP and North Texas and has held opponents to just one rushing TD this season. Texas Tech also limited North Texas to just 125 yards of total offense, which was the lowest total allowed since holding TCU to 177 yards in a 49-17 win in 1977.

Road Warriors Texas Tech enters the third season of the Big 12 Conference having fashioned an impressive 6-2 conference road record since the league began in 1996. The only two teams the Red Raiders have not beaten on the road are nationally-ranked Nebraska and Kansas State over the first three seasons of the Big 12.

Big 12 Road Records
        Rank    Team    1996    1997    1998    Tot
        1.      Nebraska        4-0     4-0     0-0     8-0
        2.      Texas Tech      3-1     3-1     1-0     7-2
        3.      Kansas State    3-1     3-1     0-0     6-2
        t4.     Colorado        3-1     2-2     0-0     5-3
        t4.     Texas A&M       3-1     2-2     0-0     5-3
        6.      Oklahoma State  0-3     3-1     1-0     4-4
        7.      Oklahoma        2-2     1-2     0-0     3-3
        8.      Missouri        1-3     2-2     0-0     3-5
        9.      Texas   2-1     0-4     0-1     2-5
        10.     Kansas  2-2     0-4     0-1     2-7
        11.     Iowa State      0-4     0-4     0-0     0-8
        12.     Baylor  0-4     0-4     0-1     0-9
*Through 9/26/98

Red Raider Ground Defense Texas Tech's rushing defense is ranked 6th in the nation after the first four games of the season. The SWARM defense limited Fresno State to just nine yards on the ground, the fewest since holding Kansas State to minus-12 yards in 1996. Last season, Texas Tech limited its conference opponents to an average of almost 80 fewer yards per game on the ground than their final averages.

1997 Rushing Defense vs. Big 12
Opp     Final Avg.      vs. Tech        Diff.
Baylor  185.4   96      -89.4
Kansas  115.1   11      -104.1
Nebraska        392.6   400     +7.4
Texas A&M       205.4   151     -54.4
Kansas State    220.2   129     -91.2
Texas   201.5   68      -133.5
Oklahoma St.    226.0   150     -76.0
Oklahoma        207.6   109     -98.6

Another Interesting Defensive Note The last time a running back from an unranked team rushed for over 100 yards against Texas Tech was when Shon Mitchell (15-150) and Ricky Williams (21-143) accomplished the feat for Texas in 1996 in Lubbock.

It's All Academic The Red Raiders have several players worthy of consideration for Academic All-America honors this season. Junior quarterback Rob Peters (Katy, Texas) enters the season with a cumulative grade point average of over a 3.9 in his accounting major. Junior raider Keith Cockrum (Goldthwaite, Texas) has a perfect 4.0 g.p.a in his finance major. Junior raider Reagan Bownds (Eldorado, Texas) has over a 3.6 g.p.a. in his agribusiness major. Eight Red Raiders earned a perfect 4.0 in at least one semester during 1997-98. Texas Tech was second in the Big 12 in academic all-Big 12 selections in 1997 with 15.

One of the Nation's Heaviest Texas Tech owns the largest starting offensive line in the nation, averaging 322.8 across the front line. The starting lineup for the five offensive line positions totals 1,614-pounds. The heavest player on the line is sophomore tackle Jonathan Gray (Lubbock, Texas). Nicknamed "The House," Gray was the Big 12's largest player in 1997. With the addition of backup Kyle Sanders at center (who started for Robert Haddon against Fresno State), the average increased to 324.2.

Nation's Heaviest O-Lines
        Rank    Team    Avg.    Heaviest
        1.      Texas Tech      322.8   357
        2.      Baylor  315.6   344
        3.      Wisconsin       315.4   368
        4.      Boise State     312.8   325
        5.      California      312.0   340
        6.      Wake Forest     311.0   328
        7.      Mississippi State       310.4   328
Starters Only;  As of 9/23/98

Red Raider 300 Pounders *Jonathan Gray OT 6-5 357 Nick Lee OT 6-7 309 *Curtis Lowery OG 6-4 320 Dan Martin OG 6-4 318 *Steve McFadden OT 6-4 328 Matt Heider OG 6-5 306 Shane Roberts OG 6-4 302 Lance Williams OG 6-2 316 Kyle Sanders C 6-2 305 *Erik Carruth OG 6-4 311 Justin Collingsworth OT 6-6 316 Jason Jones DT 6-2 337 * indicates offensive line starter

Youth Brigade This season's Red Raider football team has only 17 seniors on the 105-man roster this season. The class breakdown for the current roster is: 39 freshmen (21 redshirt, 18 true), 30 sophomores, 19 juniors and 17 seniors. With only 15 seniors on the squad last season, Texas Tech had one of the youngest teams in the Big 12 Conference. The 17-member senior class this season includes Darwin Brown, who lost a medical redshirt application to the NCAA and Kevin McCullar, who lost his freshman year as a partial qualifier. Among the accomplishments of the Red Raiders seniors are: three-straight bowl appearances; never finishing lower than second in the conference or division; and advancing to the first Cotton Bowl since 1939. They have also defeated Texas A&M three-straight seasons and swept the in-state league rivals (Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M) in 1997.

Class Breakdown
Freshmen                39
        Redshirt        21      True    18
Sophomores              30
Juniors                 19
Seniors                 17
*105-man preseason roster

Tech Among Tops in Big 12 History One overlooked aspect of Texas Tech's football program is its long history of success. Despite being the youngest school in the Big 12 (74th year of football this season), Texas Tech has been to 22 bowl games, which is among the top 20 in the nation, and has the fourth-best average wins per season in the league. Entering 1997, Texas leads the list at 6.8 wins per season, while Nebraska and Oklahoma are second and third, respectively with a 6.7 and 6.6 average. Texas Tech is tied with Texas A&M for fourth with 5.7, while Colorado rounds out the top half of the league with an average of 5.6 and 5.5 wins per season, respectively. Five teams in the South Division of the Big 12 are among the top seven schools in wins per season in their histories.

All-Time Wins Per Season
        Rank    School  Yrs     Wins    Avg
        1.      Texas   105     717     6.83
        2.      Nebraska        107     722     6.75
        3.      Oklahoma        103     683     6.63
        t4.     Texas Tech      73      413     5.66
        t4.     Texas A&M       103     583     5.66
        6.      Colorado        108     593     5.49
        7.      Baylor  96      492     5.13
        8.      Missouri        107     527     4.93
        9.      Kansas  108     502     4.65
        10.     Oklahoma St.    96      423     4.41
        11.     Iowa State      105     433     4.12
        12.     Kansas State    102     366     3.59

Red Raiders Making the Grade Last academic year Texas Tech athletes posted record-setting efforts in the classroom in both the fall and spring semesters. The overall grade-point average for Red Raiders student-athletes for the spring semester was a 2.801, which went up from the 2.784 during the fall semester. Both marks were the best since at least 1990. Over 87 percent of Texas Tech student-athletes during the spring '98 semester earned a 2.00 g.p.a. or above. Over 85 percent of the football players recorded a 2.00 g.p.a. or better. The average g.p.a. for the football team was a 2.62 during the spring and 30 players earned either president's or dean's list honors for either semester.

Notes of Interest Junior Reagan Bownds (Eldorado, Texas) was named to Successful Farming Magazine's All-America Farm Team. He was one of five Big 12 players on the team, which recognizes outstanding college football players who hail from farming backgrounds. Bownds was a world-champion goat roaper in 1996. He recorded his first two career interceptions this season and made his first career start against Fresno State. Position changes for 1998 include Jamaal Crisp (Dallas, Texas) moving from quarterback to raider; Michael Wilborn (Olton, Texas) who signed-on as a linebacker and entered fall drills as a fullback; Anthony Malbrough, who served as a backup tailback in 1997 but moved to cornerback last spring; Detwill Williams moved from defensive end to defensive tackle; Mark Washington moved from receiver to free safety last spring; Ric Fielder moved from offensive to defensive line last spring. Backup receiver King Scovell (Dallas, Texas) is the brother of former Red Raider receiver Field Scovell and the son of former Texas Tech quarterback John Scovell. He is also the grandson of Field Scovell, "Mr. Cotton Bowl." Despite the proximity to the state, Matt Heider (Roswell, N.M.) is the only Red Raider to hail from New Mexico. Freshman Zeno McCoy (Plainview, Texas) spent the last three years as an E-4 communications specialist in the U.S. Army. He signed with Texas A&M originally before joining the Army in 1995. Senior offensive guard Erik Carruth (Rockport, Texas) spent the summer repossessing furniture for a local company. Senior defensive tackle Cody Patton(Electra, Texas) lost 23 pounds since last season. He has suffered from various leg and ankle ailments during his career and the shedded weight should help alleviate some of those problems. His primary method of losing the weight was a daily four-mile run during the summer. Senior punter Jeremy Hernandez (Midland, Texas) missed a day of practice during two-a-day drills to gake the MCAT exam as part of his application to medical school. He was excused by coach Dykes for missing practice. Redshirt freshman receiver David Simmonds (New Braunfels, Texas) suffered a spinal cord contusion during two-a-day drills and spent two days in the hospital. He will miss at least six weeks and his long-term status remains unclear. Simmonds was in a scrimmage drill near the end of practice when he made limited contact with a defensive player and went to the ground. He had no feeling in his lower body for several hours. Junior offensive guard Curtis Lowery (Stephenville, Texas) is finally receiving a chance to enter a season at 100 percent. A highly-sought recruit, Lowery suffered severe burns in a cooking grease fire in 1996 and missed all that season. He returned to the field in 1997 and earned a starting spot last spring at left guard. While Jonathan Gray is known as "The House," sophomore left tackle Steve McFadden (Houston, Texas) is known as "The Shack." Other interesting nicknames on the team include T-Ruck (Taurus Rucker, Denison, Texas), Mad Dog (Robert Wyatt, Duncanville, Texas) and Lemon Drop (Devin Lemons, Pampa, Texas). Perhaps the most interesting given name is Zeno McCoy (Plainview, Texas). The most interesting unit nickname is the moniker for the Red Raider defense: "SWARM." Stoney Garland (Plains, Texas) will serve as an honorary team captain this season. He suffered critical neck and back injuries last November in an automobile accident and is paralyzed from the chest down. Team captains for the 1998 season are Rob Peters (Katy, Texas) and Donnie Hart (Wollforth, Texas) from the offense and Montae Reagor (Waxahachie, Texas), Taurus Rucker (Denison, Texas) and Kyle Shipley (Arlington, Texas) from the defense. Among the walk-ons on this year's squad are no less than 11 players that were listed on the preseason depth chart... A few names from the former walk-on listings (bold indicates has started at least one game during career): Reagan Bownds, Toby Cantu, Keith Cockrum, Will Culpepper, John DePasquale, Kenny Kacal, David Nichol, Justin Reed, King Scovell, Rudy Renda, Kyle Sanders, Reggie Savage, Oscar Solis and Tim Winn.

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Notes The game marked the first career start for fullback Rudy Renda (Keller, Texas) in the place of injured starter Jonathan Hawkins (Wichita Falls, Texas). Hawkins entered the game and scored the first receiving TD of his career in the third quarter; Dorian Pitts (Lubbock, Texas) recorded the first interception of his career; Reagan Bownds grabbed the second interception of the season and of his career; Chris Birkholz (Temple, Texas) recorded the first field goal miss of his career, a 41-yarder into a stiff wind; Senior Donnie Hart (Wolfforth, Texas) recorded a 68-yard TD reception in the third quarter, marking the longest reception of the season and the third-longest of his career. He also moved into a tie for second on the career receiving TDs list with 14; Kevin McCullar (Irving, Texas) and Jaret Greaser (Amarillo, Texas) did not make the trip to Ames due to injuries; Freshman kicker Adam Dwight (Dallas, Texas) made the travel squad as a backup kicker; Ricky Williams (Duncanville, Texas) surpassed 100 yards rushing for the fifth-straight game and the seventh in his career. He also scored two TDs in the game, marking the fourth-straight game in which he has scored two TDs. Williams also set a career-high with four receptions for 53 yards; Texas Tech improved to 7-2 on the road against Big 12 opponents since 1996; Texas Tech also clinched its best start (4-0) since 1976. That year the Red Raiders began the season with an 8-0 mark and ended the season with a 10-2 record and Southwest Conference co-championship.

1998 Schedule & Results
Date            Opponent        W/L     Score/Time      Record
S.      5       TEXAS-EL PASO   W               35 - 3  1-0, 0-0
S.      12      at North Texas  W               30-  0  2-0, 0-0
S.      19      FRESNO STATE    W               34-28   3-0, 0-0
S.      26      ·at Iowa State (Fox TV) W               31-24   4-0, 1-0
O.      3       ·BAYLOR                 6:00
O.      10      ·OKLAHOMA ST.                  6:00
O.      17      ·at Colorado                    tba
O.      24      ·at Texas A&M                   1:00
O.      31      ·MISSOURI+                      1:00
N.      14      ·TEXAS                  1:00
N.      21      ·at Oklahoma                    1:00
·Big 12 Game;  All Times Central;   Homecoming;  + Family Day

1998 Big 12 Standings SOUTH DIVISION Conf. Games All Games Team W-L PF PA W-L PF PA Texas Tech 1-0 31 24 4-0 130 55 Oklahoma State 1-0 38 28 2-1 100 86 Texas A&M 0-0 0 0 3-1 160 43 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0 2-1 59 31 Baylor 0-1 16 18 1-2 66 75 Texas 0-1 7 48 2-2 163 147

NORTH DIVISION Conf. Games All Games Team W-L PF PA W-L PF PA Colorado 1-0 18 16 4-0 114 56 Kansas State 1-0 48 7 4-0 249 21 Missouri 1-0 41 23 2-1 99 58 Nebraska 0-0 0 0 4-0 172 44 Iowa State 0-1 24 31 2-2 110 71 Kansas 0-2 51 79 2-2 153 137

Last Week's Results Texas Tech 31, Iowa State 24; Texas 59, Rice 21; Kansas State 62, NE Louisiana 7; Nebraska 55, Washington, 7; Kansas 39, UAB 37 (4 OTs); Texas A&M 28, North Texas 9; Colorado 18, Baylor 16

This Week's Schedule Texas A&M at Kansas, 11:30 (Fox Sports Net); Texas A&M at Kansas, 1 p.m.; Northwestern State at Missouri, 1 p.m.; Colorado at Oklahoma, 2:30 (ABC-TV); Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State (Fox Sports Net), 6 p.m.; Baylor at Texas Tech, 6 p.m.; Iowa State at Texas, tba All Times Central

 

 

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