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WR Donnie Hart and
the Red Raiders are
ready for Halloween day showdown.

 

Football Team Hosts Halloween Contest versus Missouri

Texas Techwill face its third-straight top-25 opponent.

October 25, 1998

Texas Tech (6-2, 3-2) vs. #18 Missouri (5-2, 3-1)

Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998

  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • 1 p.m. (CST)

    Texas Tech (6-2, 3-2 in the Big 12 South) will face its third-straight top-25 opponent with it hosts 18th-ranked Missouri (5-2, 3-1) Saturday at Jones Stadium. The game is a part of the university's annual Family Day activities. Texas Tech's popular pregame entertainment event, Raider Alley, will begin at 10 a.m., while Halloween Hoops Fest will begin at 9:30 in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Tickets to the game are priced from $13 - $26 and are available through the Athletic Ticket Office at 806/742-4412.

    Texas Tech is 3-7-1 all-time on Halloween and has lost its last three games (all to Texas) on October 31. The last time Texas Tech won on Halloween was a 3-0 win over Rice in 1970. The last time Texas Tech played on Halloween ended with a 44-33 loss against 25th-ranked Texas in 1992.

    Last Week for the Red Raiders

    With its narrow 17-10 loss at eighth-ranked Texas A&M last weekend, the Red Raiders lost consecutive conference road games for the first time since 1994. The Texas Tech defense limited Texas A&M to 94 yards under its total offensive average for the season, but mustered just 205 yards of its own. Yet, the game (as Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M always does) came down to a near-catch by Donnie Hart in the end zone that would have given the Raiders an opportunity for the game-winning score with 1:34 left on the clock. Sophomore tailback Ricky Williams was held to a season-low 94 rushing yards and quarterback Rob Peters was forced into two interceptions and just 111 passing yards in the game. Hart caught two passes and was held catchless in the first half for the first time this season. Senior Montae Reagor led a strong defensive effort with a sack and two tackles for loss and the Raiders won the turnover battle with a plus-one margin for the game.

    Spike Dykes

    Spike Dykes, the "dean" of Big 12 coaches, enters the Missouri game looking to tie Pete Cawthon as the winningest coach in Texas Tech football history. In his 12th season as the head football coach, Dykes has surpassed Pete Cawthon for the longest tenure at that position at Texas Tech. With a record of 75-59-1, 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 and six-straight bowl-eligible years. 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 Missouri 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.

    The Missouri at Texas Tech contest will not be televised.

    Missouri Is...

    The Tigers enter the game with an impressive 5-2 record with their only losses coming at the hands of No. 1-ranked Ohio State and No. 7-ranked Nebraska, both on the road. Missouri is ranked 18th in the Associated Press poll and 21st in the coaches poll this week. The Tigers rank seventh in the nation in rushing and is an impressive 18th in the nation in total defense. A statistic that has been much discussed lately, Missouri is tied for 14th in the nation in turnover margin with a plus-1.0 per game.

    Quarterback Corby Jones was considered a candidate for the Heisman Trophy entering the season, but running back Devin West seems to have stolen the thunder, averaging 160.43 yards per game on the ground and ranking third in the nation in rushing. West rushed for a school-record 319 yards against Kansas and 252 against Iowa State this season. Veteran Tiger coach Larry Smith is in his 22nd year as a head coach and fifth in Columbia.

    A couple of Missouri connections, current Red Raider assistant coach Larry Hoefer was an assistant under Bob Stull at Missouri from 1989-1993. His daughter, Allison Shupp, currently resides in Columbia. Former Texas Tech athletic director Dick Tamburo (1978-80) was also the athletic director at Missouri (1988-92).

    Texas Tech vs. Missouri: The Series

    Texas Tech and Missouri have met only once in the history of the two football programs and that was in the season preceding the formation of the Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech defeated the Tigers 41-14 in the 1995 home opener in Jones Stadium. The Red Raiders rolled to 457 yards of total offense in that game, but gave-up 248 yards passing to three Missouri quarterbacks. Texas Tech rushed for 305 yards in the game and built a 24-7 halftime lead. Donnie Hart and Jaret Greaser are the only current Red Raiders to have stats in the game. Hart caught two passes for 40 yards, while Greaser kicked a 46-yard field goal late in the third quarter and added a fourth quarter PAT. Zach Thomas recorded a career-high 20 tackles in the game.

    Texas Tech Face Third-Straight Nationally-Ranked Team

    With this weekend's game against 18th-ranked Missouri, Texas Tech will face its third-straight nationally-ranked opponent following narrow losses at Colorado (19-17) and Texas A&M (17-10) by a total of nine points. The Red Raiders faced a similar stretch last season when it played No. 2 Nebraska (L, 29-0), No. 20 Texas A&M (W, 13-10) and No. 13 Kansas State (L, 13-2) in successive weeks. Texas Tech has played three-straight nationally-ranked opponents four times in school history and has never played four-straight in a single season.

    Williams Moving Up Career Charts

    Sophomore tailback Ricky Williams (Duncanville, Texas) has quickly moved into eighth on the Texas Tech career rushing list with 2,156 yards on the ground. Against OSU, Williams surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season, marking the second-fastest (six games) for a Texas Tech running back to achieve the feat. Williams currently has 1,262 yards on the season, which is eighth on the Red Raider single-season charts.

    Williams Chart-Busters

    SINGLE SEASON
    Category           No.    Rank   Needed to Lead
    Rushing Yards      1,262  8th    822 to catch Hanspard
    Rushing Attempts   235    8th    104 to catch Hanspard
    All-Purpose Yds    1,381  12th   895 to catch Hanspard
    Tandem Yds         1,381  8th    895 to catch Hanspard
    Most TDs           11     13th   11 to catch Morris
    

    CAREER Category No. Rank Needed to Lead Rushing Yards 2,156 8th 2,063 to catch Hanspard Rushing Attempts 436 324 to catch Hanspard All-Purpose Yds 2,405 2,751 to catch Anderson Tandem Yds 2,405 11th 2,710 to catch Hanspard Most TDs 14 38 to catch Gray

    Texas Tech's 1,000-Yard Rushers

        Player            Car  Yds   Avg. Year
     1. Byron Hanspard    339  2084  6.1  1996
     2. Byron Morris      298  1752  5.9  1993
     3. James Gray        263  1509  5.7  1989
     4. Byron Hanspard    248  1374  5.5  1995
     5. James Hadnot      273  1371  5.0  1979
     6. James Hadnot      251  1369  5.5  1978
     7. Byron Morris      242  1279  5.3  1992
     8. Ricky Williams    235  1262  5.4  1998
     9. Doug McCutchen    227  1068  4.7  1970
    10. James Gray        199  1006  5.1  1987
    

    Williams Remains In National Lead

    The problem is that it happens to be UT's rusher by the same name. After a 94-yard performance against Texas A&M, Williams dropped to fourth in the nation in rushing with a 157.8 yards per game average. Currently averaging 5.4 yards per carry, he is also among the nation's scoring leaders averaging 8.25 points per game. 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           227  1484  6.5   212.00
    2. Mike Cloud, Boston College      195  1152  5.9   164.57
    3. Devin West, Missouri            190  1123  5.9   160.43
    4. Ricky Williams, Texas Tech      235  1262  5.4   157.75
    4. Travis Prentice, Miami (Ohio)   238  1047  4.4   149.57
    

    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  4.2   4
    Larry Isaac        Rs-So 1973  87    526  6.0  10
    Byron Morris        Rs-Fr 1991  98    514  5.2   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
    

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    He's Baaacckk

    Junior Rob Peters (Katy, Texas) has established himself as the full-time starter since suffering shoulder and thumb injuries against UTEP in the season opener. Against A&M, Peters started his third-straight game since the season-opener. He played sparingly at Iowa State following a sprained shoulder and fractured thumb suffered against the Miners. Peters entered the Baylor game in the third series and proceeded to set career-highs in virtually every offensive category. He rushed for 106 yards and passed for 226 in his first significant action of the year. Against Baylor, Peters became the first quarterback to surpass 100 rushing yards in a game since 1976.

    Red Zone Defense

    Texas Tech's SWARM defense has allowed just six rushing TDs in 27 trips inside the red zone through the first six games for a .222 TD percentage.

    (A complete breakdown of red-zone stats is later in this release)

    Raiders Post Standout Record

    Prior to back-to-back road losses to nationally-ranked Colorado and Texas A&M, Texas Tech began the season with an undefeated 6-0 record for the first time since 1976 and for only the third time in school history following a 24-17 victory over Oklahoma State. In 1976, the Raiders began the season with an 8-1 mark and ended with a 10-2 record and Southwest Conference co-championship

    Best Starts in School History

    Year  6 Gms  7 Gms  8 Gms   Final Record
    1976  6-0    7-0    8-0           10-2
    1938  6-0    7-0    8-0           10-1
    1998  6-0    6-1    6-2
    1940  5-0-1  6-0-1  7-0-1        9-1-1
    1973  5-1    6-1    7-1           11-1
    1972  5-1    6-1    7-1            8-4
    1965  5-1    6-1    7-1            8-3
    1953  5-1    6-1    7-1           11-1
    1941  5-1    6-1    7-1            9-2
    1933  5-1    6-1    7-1            8-1
    1932  5-1    6-1    7-1           10-2
    

    Third-Down Defensive Stoppers

    Texas Tech's SWARM defense has held opponents to just 30.2 percent conversion rate on third-downs through the first eight games. Opponents have converted just 38-of-126 third down attempts, including just 11-of-32 in the fourth quarter. Texas Tech is converting third downs at a 43.2 percent clip.

    Red Raider Ground Defense

    Texas Tech's rushing defense is ranked 16th in the nation after the first eight games of the season. Earlier this 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.

    1998 Rushing Defense

    Opp               Avg.    Rank vs. Tech          Diff.
    UTEP              first   121
    North Texas       64.0    86th                44 -20.0
    Fresno State      153.0   58th                9 -144.0
    Iowa State        220.7   23rd              107 -113.7
    Baylor            163.7   52nd                77 -86.7
    Oklahoma State    221.0   21st               195 -26.0
    Colorado          103.7   96th               117 +13.3
    Texas A&M         184.9   35th               153 -31.9
    Missouri          239.3   7th
    Texas             236.1   9th
    Oklahoma          199.9   24th
    

    Avg. as of Oct. 25

    Reagor Named to Lombardi List

    Senior Montae Reagor (Waxahachie, Texas) was named to the list of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award, given to the nation's top college lineman. Called "one of the top 10 hitters in college football" by Sports Illustrated, Reagor is also a candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation's top defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America.

    "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.

    "He's got a great motor and great skill and plays hard on every down. I think he is a guy who can come into the NFL and help on third down immediately. I'm not saying he can't be an every-down guy, but he's a player who can have an immediate impact, and to me that's a heck of a compliment. I've already told all my buddies in the NFL that he is the best player we've faced this season," said Fresno State coach Pat Hill, a former NFL assistant coach at Pittsburgh

    Reagor One of Nation's Top Sackers

    Reagor has recorded six sacks this season to become the school's most prolific quarterback pass rusher. He passed Calvin Riggs (18.5, 1983-86) to become the career record-holder with 23.5 sacks. One reason Reagor's sack numbers are down this season is due to opposing teams tailoring their gameplans to avoid his pass rush.

    Career Sacks Chart

     Tot   Player             Years
     23.5  Montae Reagor    1995-98
     18.5  Calvin Riggs     1983-86
     17    Shawn Jackson    1991-93
     17    James Mosley     1985-88
    

    *regular-season only following A&M game

    Reagor Tops Tackle For Loss Charts

    Reagor has recorded 18 tackles behind the line of scrimmage this season (following the A&M game), which surpassed Zach Thomas (16) for the single-season record with at least three games left on the regular-season schedule. He recorded four tackles for loss against Fresno State, passing 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
     45  Montae Reagor    1995-98
     34  Gabriel Rivera   1979-82
     29  Zach Thomas      1992-95
    

    *following A&M 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 Having Quietly Successful Year

    Senior All-America candidate split end Donnie Hart (Wolfforth, Texas) has quietly recorded receiving stats that are among the best in Texas Tech single season history. He has 690 receiving yards this season, which ranks eighth on the single season school list and his seven TD catches ties for the third-most in school history. Both totals are career-highs for Hart.

    Single Season Receiving Yards

     1. Lloyd Hill (1992)         1,261
     2. Rodney Blackshear (1990)    973
     3. Donny Anderson (1965)       797
     4. Lloyd Hill (1993)           794
     5. Larry Gilbert (1966)        767
     6. Tyrone Thurman (1988)       726
     7. Wayne Walker (1986)         717
     8. Donnie Hart (1998)          690
    

    Single Season Receiving TDs

      1. Lloyd Hill (1992)          12
      2. Rodney Blackshear (1990)    9
     t3. Donnie Hart (1998)          7
     t3. Byron Hanspard (1995)       7
     t3. Donny Anderson (1965)       7
    

    Texas Tech Has Hart

    Hart is Texas Tech's go-to receiver in clutch situations. Averaging 20.9 yards per catch, this season and 18.5 for his career, Hart has caught 24 of his 33 passes for either a first down or touchdown this season. He has nine third down receptions and seven TD catches on the season. He is averaging a TD for every 4.7 catches on the season.

    Hart Candidate for Biletnikoff Award

    Hart was the only Big 12 player named to the preseason "watch list" for the Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver. He moved into second on the Texas Tech list for career receiving yards against Texas A&M. Against Baylor, he passed Rodney Blackshear and Wayne Walker for career receiving TDs with 15. Hart tied a career-high with two TD catches against OSU and has caught a TD pass in seven-of-eight games this season.

    Career Receiving Yards

     1. Lloyd Hill (1990-93)          3,059
     2. Donnie Hart (1995- 98)        2,030
     3. Wayne Walker (1985-88)        2,007
     4. Rodney Blackshear (1987-91)   1,980
     5. Sammy Williams (1974-77)      1,490
     6. Donny Anderson (1963-65)      1,392
    

    Career Receiving TDs

      1. Lloyd Hill (1990-93)           20
      2. Donnie Hart (1995-  )          18
     t3. Rodney Blackshear (1987-91)    14
     t3. Wayne Walker (1985-88)         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
    

    Red Raiders Third-Best in Big 12

    Since the formation of the Big 12 Conference prior to the 1996 season, Texas Tech has one of the best records in the league for conference games. 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

     Rk. Team              Record  Pct.
      1. Nebraska          19-1   .950
      2. Kansas State      17-3   .850
      3. Texas A&M         14-6   .700
     t4. Texas Tech        13-8   .619
     t4. Colorado          13-8   .619
     t6. Missouri          11-9   .550
     t6. Texas             11-9   .550
      8. Oklahoma State    9-12   .428
      9. Kansas            6-16   .273
     10. Oklahoma          5-15   .250
     11. Baylor            3-18   .143
     12. Iowa State        2-18   .100
    

    *Through 10/25/98

    Road Warriors

    Despite the loss at Colorado, Texas Tech has fashioned an impressive 7-4 conference road record since the league began in 1996. The only other teams the Red Raiders have not beaten on the road were all nationally-ranked Nebraska (1997), Kansas State (1996) and Colorado and Texas A&M (1998)over the first three seasons of the Big 12.

    Big 12 Road Records

     Rk. Team             1996 1997 1998  Tot
      1. Nebraska         4-0  4-0  0-1   8-1
      2. Kansas State     3-1  3-1  1-0   7-2
      3. Texas A&M        3-1  2-2  2-0   7-3
      4. Texas Tech       3-1  3-1  1-2   7-4
      5. Colorado         3-1  2-2  1-1   6-4
     t6. Missouri         1-3  2-2  1-1   4-6
     t6. Oklahoma State   0-3  3-1  1-2   4-6
      8. Oklahoma         2-2  1-2  0-2   3-6
      9. Texas            2-1  0-4  0-1   2-6
     10. Kansas           2-2  0-4  0-3   2-9
    t11. Iowa State       0-4  0-4  0-2   0-10
    t11. Baylor           0-4  0-4  0-2   0-10
    

    *Through 10/25/98

    The Magic Number is 30

    Texas Tech scored 30 points or more in its first five games for the first time in school history. The Red Raiders are currently averaging 28.9 points per game. The first five games included 35 points vs. UTEP, 30 vs. North Texas, 34 vs. Fresno State, 31 vs. Iowa State and 31 vs. Baylor.

    Defensive Notes

  • Ranks 16th in the nation in rushing defense and 12th overall;
  • Limited Fresno State to just six yards rushing in the game; Held ISU's Darren Davis (who entered the game ranked sixth in the nation) to just 86 yards on 29 carries;
  • Held Baylor under 100 yards rushing for the third-straight season;
  • Allowed just three points in the first two games against UTEP and North Texas and held its first four opponents to just one rushing TD this season;
  • 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.

    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-for-150) and Ricky Williams (21-for-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) entered 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.

    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.   Miss. 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

    Matt (no relation to Y.A.) Tittle
    Senior Matt Tittle (Flower Mound, Texas) started four games for the Red Raiders and had impressive success, ranking as high as 19th in the nation in pass efficiency. He started his first career game against North Texas and set a career-high with 257 yards in the air.

    Tittle 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.

    Record-Setting Crowds
    Texas Tech fans attended the first two games of the season in record numbers. With crowds of 41,087 against UTEP and 40,035 against Fresno State, this season marked the first time since 1981 Texas Tech drew crowds in excess of 40,000 for the first two home games at Jones Stadium. Three of Texas Tech's first four games have drawn in excess of 40,000 fans.

    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 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.

  • 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, Derrick Briggs, 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.

    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)         W     31-24       4-0, 1-0
    O.  3  BAYLOR                      W     31-29       5-0, 2-0
    O. 10  OKLAHOMA ST.  (Fox)        W     24-17       6-0, 3-0
    O. 17  at (19/18) Colorado (Fox)   L     19-17       6-1, 3-1
    O. 24  at (8/10) Texas A&M (ABC)   L     17-10       6-2, 3-2
    O. 31  (18/21) MISSOURI +                 1:00
    N. 14  TEXAS                              1:00
    N. 21  at Oklahoma                        1:00
    

    All Times Central AP/ESPN Ranking Homecoming + Family Day

    1998 Big 12 Standings
    SOUTH DIVISION    Conf. Games      All Games
    Team              W-L   PF  PA     W-L  PF  PA
    Texas A&M         4-0  104  66     7-1 198 111
    Texas             3-1  125 104     5-2 281 230
    Texas Tech        3-2  113 106     6-2 212 137
    Oklahoma St.      2-3  133 154     3-4 195 212
    Baylor            1-4  110 138     2-5 160 195
    Oklahoma          0-4   60 122     2-5 119 154
    

    NORTH DIVISION Conf. Games All Games Team W-L PF PA W-L PF PA Kansas State 4-0 168 43 7-0 369 57 Nebraska 3-1 106 58 7-1 279 102 Missouri 3-1 109 68 5-2 195 117 Colorado 3-2 90 107 6-2 186 148 Kansas 1-5 129 192 3-5 231 250 Iowa State 0-4 83 172 2-5 169 212

    Last Week's Results
    Texas A&M 17, Texas Tech 10  
    Kansas State 52, Iowa State 7  
    Nebraska 20, Missouri 13
    Texas 30, Baylor 20
    Kansas 33, Colorado 17
    Oklahoma State 41, Oklahoma 26
    
    This Week's Schedule Kansas State at Kansas, 11:30 a.m. (Big 12 Synd.) Missouri at Texas Tech, 1 p.m. Iowa State at Oklahoma 1 p.m. Baylor at Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m. (NBC-TV) Texas at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m. (ABC-TV) Texas A&M at Oklahoma State, 6 p.m. (Fox Sports Net) All Times Central Coaching Records
    Tenure
      1. Spike Dykes   12 yrs 1987-97
      2. Pete Cawthon  11 yrs 1930-40
     t3. Dell Morgan   10 yrs 1941-50
     t3. Dewitt Weaver 10 yrs 1951-60
      5. J T King       9 yrs 1961-69
    

    Total Wins 1. Pete Cawthon 76-32-6 1930-40 2. Spike Dykes 75-59-1 1987-98 3. Dell Morgan 55-49-3 1941-50 4. Dewitt Weaver 49-51-5 1951-60 5. J T King 44-45-3 1961-69

    Red Raiders in 1998
    Date      Opponent              Site            W/L  Score     Att  Record/Big 12    Highlights / Series Info.
    Sept.  5  Texas El Paso         Lubbock          W    35-3  41,087  1-0 / 0-0        Williams rushed for 251 yards; Peters injured 2nd qtr.
    Sept. 12  North Texas           Irving           W    30-0  21,496  2-0 / 0-0        UNT 125 yards total offense;  1st shutout since 1984
    Sept. 19  Fresno State          Lubbock          W   34-28  40,035  3-0 / 0-0        Shipley TD fumble rec. w/:48 left;  Williams 244 yds.
    Sept. 26  Iowa State (TV)       Ames             W   31-24  33,810  4-0 / 1-0        Hart 163 rec. yds;  Tittle 205 passing yds;   TTU held 31-10 lead
    Oct.   3  Baylor                Lubbock          W   31-29  38,801  5-0 / 2-0        Peters 332 yds total offense;  led 31-16;  538 yds total offense
    Oct.  10  Oklahoma State (TV)   Lubbock          W   24-17  47,589  6-0 / 3-0        6-0 for 3rd time;  OSU led 10-0 in 1st qtr.;  Pitts 53-yd Fum. TD
    Oct.  17  #19/18 Colorado (TV)  Boulder          L   19-17  48,969  6-1 / 3-1        3 turnovers;  CU 2 penalties;  CU 4 FGs;  Williams 142 yds
    Oct.  24  #8/10 Texas A&M (TV)  College Station  L   17-10  62,873  6-2 / 3-2        TTU held to 94 yds rushing;  A&M 35:50-24:10 possession edge
    Oct.  31  #18/21 Missouri       Lubbock 1:00                                         TTU leads 1-0;  first-ever Big 12 mtg.
    Nov.   7  Off
    Nov.  14  Texas                 Lubbock 1:00                                         UT leads 34-12;  TTU won '97 meeting;  6-6 last 12 gms
    Nov.  21  Oklahoma              Norman  1:00                                         OU leads 4-1;  teams split two meetings in Big 12
    

    Behind the Numbers
    0
    Sophomore place-kicker Chris Birkholz had never attempted a field goal in his collegiate career until his successful 45-yard effort in the second quarter against North Texas. For the season, the Temple, Texas place-kicker is 8-for-10 with a long of 46 yards against Fresno State and Texas A&M.

    1
    Senior quarterback Matt Tittle had attempted and completed the only pass attempt of his career prior to this season.

    1
    Playing in only his fourth game, redshirt freshman Darrell Jones made his first catch with a 25-yard touchdown reception at Colorado.

    2
    The number of players named Ricky Williams that are ranked among the top four in the nation in rushing. Also, the number of players in the Big 12 Conference named Ricky Williams.

    3
    Texas Tech is in the midst of playing Colorado, Texas A&M and Missouri on consecutive Saturdays. All three Texas A&M (8), Colorado (17) and Missouri (19) are ranked in the Top 25. Texas Tech also encountered a similar stretch last season against Nebraska (2), Texas A&M (20) and Kansas State (13).

    5.6
    With 1,262 yards rushing and 119 receiving, Ricky Williams has a 5.6 per "touch" average through the first seven games.

    6
    Ricky Williams is the sixth Texas Tech back to pass 1,000 season yards.

    11
    Texas Tech quarterbacks have thrown to 11 different receivers in 1998. Donnie Hart is the most frequent target with 33 of Texas Tech's 95 catches.

    11
    Senior John Norman is ranked 11th this week in kickoff returns with a 28.40 average.

    18
    Montae Reagor has 18 tackles for loss this season in just eight games, breaking Zach Thomas' single-season record of 16. Reagor already owns the career mark with 45 tackles for loss.

    23.5
    Montae Reagor has a Texas Tech school-record 23.5 career sacks.

    30
    Texas Tech scored 30 or more points for the first five games of the season and averages 26.5 on the season.

    39.1
    Of its 27 trips inside the red zone, Texas Tech opponents have scored a rushing touchdown (six) only 22.2 percent of the time.

    76
    With 75 career victories at Texas Tech, Spike Dykes needs only one win to tie Pete Cawthon's mark of 76 for the most wins by a Red Raider head coach.

    86.3
    Donnie Hart is averaging 86.3 yards per game receiving. He has caught 33 passes for seven touchdowns and 690 yards, a 20.9 average.

    Spike Dykes is...
    75-59-1 Overall
    51-35-1 In conference games
    47-21 When player surpasses 100-yards rushing
    17-2 When team surpasses 300-yards rushing
    34-3 When team surpasses 250-yards rushing
    51-4 When team surpasses 200-yards rushing
    8-9 When team surpasses 300-yards passing
    13-8 In Big 12 conference games
    11-4-1 Following an open date
    7-1 At home following an open date
    9-3 In home openers
    5-7 In season openers
    2-1 In Big 12 openers
    3-0 In home Big 12 openers
    2-1 In road Big 12 openers
    8-4 In homecoming games

    Texas Tech Is...
    85-2-0 When scoring 40 or more points
    125-4-1 When scoring 35 or more points
    176-8-1 When scoring 30 or more points
    238-24-3 When scoring 25 or more points

    Texas Tech Radio Network

    Alpine KALP/KVLF  (1240 / 92.7)
    Amarillo KGNC-AM  (710)
    Andrews KACT-AM / FM  (1360 / 105.5)
    Austin KFON-AM  (1490)
    Ballinger KRUN-AM  (1400)
    Big Spring KBST-AM  (1490)
    Clovis KICA-FM  (102.3)
    Dallas KTCK-AM  (1310)
    Haskell KVRP-AM / FM  (1400 / 95.5)
    Hereford KPAN-AM/FM  (860 / 106.3)
    Houston KIKK-AM  (650) 
    Lamesa KPET-AM  (690)
    Littlefield KZZN-AM  (1490)
    Lovington KLEA-AM  (630)
    Lubbock KFMX-FM / KKAM-AM (94.5 / 1340)
    Midland KCRS-AM/FM  (550)
    Plainview KKYN-AM  (1090)
    Post  KPOS-AM/FM  (1370 / 107.3)
    Seminole KKIZ-AM / KSEM-FM  (1250 / 106.3)
    San Antonio KTKR-AM  (760)
    Vernon KVWC-AM/FM  (1490 / 102.3)
    All Texas Tech football, men's and women's basketball and baseball games and coaches shows can be heard on the Internet through a link at www.texastech.com.

    Internet Website
    The Texas Tech athletic media relations office, in conjunction with University Netcasting, has developed an Internet website that contains information on all 17 Red Raider sports. The address is www.texastech.com. We encourage members of the media to use this as the primary source of press releases, quotes, statistics, etc.. for Texas Tech sports.

    Big 12 Head Coaches Weekly Teleconference
    Through the work of American Teleconferences Services, the Big 12 hosts individual telephonic news conferences with each head coach on Mondays, starting at 10 a.m. (central) during the 1998 seasons. Please contact the Big 12 media relations staff for the access information.

    The schedule is for the following Mondays: Oct. 26; Nov. 2-9-16-23-30; Dec. 7.
    The order of coaches and other participants is:

    10:00 Terry Allen, Kansas
    10:10 John Blake, Oklahoma
    10:20 Bob Simmons, Oklahoma State
    10:30 Bill Snyder, Kansas State
    10:40 Larry Smith, Missouri
    10:50 Spike Dykes, Texas Tech
    11:00 Dave Roberts, Baylor
    11:10 Dan McCarney, Iowa State
    11:20 Mack Brown, Texas
    11:40 Rick Neuheisel, Colorado
    11:50 Tom Solich, Nebraska
    12:00 Selected Student-Athletes
    
    Spike Dykes Teleconference
    Each Sunday, Texas Tech Spike Dykes conducts a media teleconference at 2 p.m. (central) from his office. Media wishing to dial into this teleconference should contact the Texas Tech athletic media relations office for access information.

    Big 12 Satellite Feed
    The Big 12 Conference provides a satellite feed of game highlights each week on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (central). The coordinates for the feed are either Spacenet 3, Transponder 6 or Galaxy 6, Transponder 11. For more information, contact the Big 12 media relations office.

    Spike Dykes Call-In Radio Show
    Spike Dykes conducts a weekly fan call-in radio show each Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. live from Bleachers Sports Cafe in Lubbock. The flagship station for the show is KKAM-AM (1340) and the host is Jack Dale. The show is also provided on satellite on the Texas State Network.

    Affiliates include:

    Amarillo KGNC-AM (710)
    Big Spring KBST-AM (1490)
    Dallas KSKY-AM (660)
    Clovis, N.M. KICA-FM (102,3)
    Hereford KPAN-AM/FM (860 / 106.3)
    Lamesa KPET-AM (690)
    Lubbock KKAM-AM (1340)
    Midland KCRS-AM (550)
    Plainview KKYN-AM (1090)
    
    Spike Dykes Television Show
    The Spike Dykes television show airs each Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on KAMC-TV in Lubbock. The show also airs on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. The host of the show is John Harris, KAMC-TV sports director.

    Statistics as of October 25, 1998

    RUSHING             Car Yds  Avg.   Ypg
    Ricky Williams (4) 235 1262  5.4 157.75
    

    RECEIVING YDS G Ct Yds. Ypg Donnie Hart (36) 8 33 690 86.25

    PUNT RETURNS No. YDS TD AVG. John Norman (42) 15 151 0 10.07

    KICKOFF RETURNS No. YDS TD AVG. John Norman (11) 10 284 0 28.40

    FIELD GOALS FG FGA Pct FGPG Chris Birkholz (t44) 11 9 .818 1.13

    SCORING TD XP FG PTS PTPG Ricky Williams (27) 11 0 0 66 8.25

    ALL PURPOSE Rush Rec PR KOR Yds Ypg Ricky Williams (6) 1262 119 0 0 1381 172.63

    Texas Tech Red Zone Offense Opponent No. TDs FGS None Pct. UTEP 4 2 1 1 .750 North Texas 5 2 1 2 .600 Fresno State 4 2 1 1 .750 Iowa State 4 3 1 0 1.000 Baylor 3 2 1 0 1.000 Oklahoma State 3 2 1 0 1.000 Colorado 3 1 1 0 .667 Texas A&M 1 1 0 0 1.000 Missouri Texas Oklahoma TOTAL 27 15 7 5 .808

    Texas Tech Red Zone Defense Opponent No. TDs FGS None Pct. UTEP 1 0 0 1 .000 North Texas 0 0 0 0 .000 Fresno State 4 1 2 1 .750 Iowa State 3 2 1 0 1.000 Baylor 6 3 2 1 .833 Oklahoma State 3 2 1 0 1.000 Colorado 6 1 4 1 .833 Texas A&M 4 2 1 1 .750 Missouri Texas Oklahoma TOTAL 27 11 11 5 .815

    RUSHING OFFENSE Oct 25, 1998 CARRIES YDS YDSPG 7 Missouri 360 1675 239.3 20 Texas Tech 387 1710 213.8

    PASSING OFFENSE Oct 25, 1998 ATT CMP YDS YDSPG 70 Texas Tech 174 95 1508 188.5 108 Missouri 108 52 770 110.0

    T O T A L O F F E N S E Oct 25, 1998 PLAYS YDS YDSPG 34 Texas Tech 561 3218 402.25 59 Missouri 468 2445 349.29

    N E T P U N T I N G Oct 25, 1998 NO. YDS NET PUNTS AVG RET RET AVG 91 Missouri 32 40.3 15 217 33.6 104 Texas Tech 40 37.3 20 224 31.6

    P U N T R E T U R N S Oct 25, 1998 NO YDS AVG 63 Texas Tech 23 194 8.4 76 Missouri 6 42 7.0

    K I C K O F F R E T U R N S Oct 25, 1998 NO YDS AVG 7 Texas Tech 15 388 25.9 18 Missouri 20 477 23.9

    S C O R I N G O F F E N S E Oct 25, 1998 GAMES PTS AVG 42 Missouri 7 195 27.9 50 Texas Tech 8 212 26.5

    R U S H I N G D E F E N S E Oct 25, 1998 CAR YDS YDSPG 16 Texas Tech 324 823 102.9 60 Missouri 276 1065 152.1

    P A S S E F F I C I E N C Y D E F E N S E Oct 25, 1998 ATT CMP YDS TD INT POINTS 19 Missouri 156 89 1017 2 10 103.2 47 Texas Tech 205 104 1482 6 7 114.3

    TOTAL DEFENSE Oct 25, 1998 PLAYS YDS YDSPG 12 Texas Tech 529 2305 288.1 18 Missouri 432 2082 297.4

    SCORING DEFENSE Oct 25, 1998 GAMES PTS AVG 18 Missouri 7 117 16.7 19 Texas Tech 8 137 17.1

    TURNOVER MARGIN Oct 25, 1998 GAINED LOST MARGIN FUM INT TOTAL FUM INT TOTAL /GAME 14 Missouri 7 10 17 7 3 10 1.00 78 Texas Tech 8 7 15 9 10 19 -.50

    THE LAST TIME...

    Tech returned a kickoff for a TD:  Dane Johnson, 95 yds vs. Texas, 11-8-97 in Austin
    Opponent returned a kickoff for a TD: Sanjay Beach, Colorado State, 99 yards, 9-12-87 in Lubbock
    Tech returned a punt for a TD: Dane Johnson 47 yards vs. Baylor, 10-4-97 in Waco
    Opponent returned a punt for a TD: Chris McCranie, Georgia, 45 yards, 9-18-93 in Athens
    Tech returned an interception for a TD: Ty Ardoin, 50 yards, vs. Oklahoma State, 11-15-97 in Stillwater, OKla.
    Opponent returned an interception for a TD: Justin Johnson, Fresno State, 33 yards, 9-19-98 in Lubbock
    Tech returned a fumble for a TD:   Dorian Pitts, 53 yards vs. Oklahoma State, 10-10-98 in Lubbock
    Opponent returned a fumble for a TD: Frank Battle, Fresno State, recovered fumble in end zone, 9-19-98, in Lubbock
    Tech shut out an opponent: North Texas (30-0), 9-12-98 at Texas Stadium in Irving
    Opponent shut out Tech: Nebraska (29-0), 10-18-97 in Lincoln
    Tech blocked a field goal for a TD: James Mosley, 60 yards vs. Rice, 10-18-86 in Houston
    Tech blocked a punt for a TD: Scottie Allen blocked, Steve Carr returned 9 yards vs. Wyoming, 9-21-91 in Laramie, Wyo.
    Opponent blocked a punt for a TD: Alex Morris, Texas A&M, 10-1-88 in College Station
    Tech returned a blocked PAT for a two-point score: Ben Kirkpatrick, 84 yards vs. Oklahoma, 9-3-92 in Lubbock.
    Tech scored a safety: Jonathan Beasley grounded pass in end zone, Kansas State, 11-1-97 in Lubbock
    Opponent scored a safety: Brad Cade stepped out of end zone vs. Rice, 10-21-95 in Lubbock
    Tech scored TD in the last minute to win: Kyle Shipley, recovered fumble in end zone vs. Fresno State, 0:48 left in 34-28  win, 9-19-98 in Lubbock
    Opponent scored TD in the last minute to win: Eddie Goines 11 pass from Terry Harvey, NCSU, 0:00 left in 36-34 win, 10-9-93 in Lubbock
    Tech kicked FG in the last minute to win: Tony Rogers 47-yard FG vs. Texas A&M, 0:19 left in 16-13 win, 10-25-97 in Lubbock
    Opponent kicked FG in the last minute to win: Brett Conway, Penn State, 39 FG , 0:04 left in 24-23 win, 9-9-95 in State College, Pa.
    Tech won by going for two: Travis Price, pass from Billy Joe Tolliver vs. Texas, 2:36 left for 33-32 win, 10-29-88 in Lubbock
    Opponent won by going for two: William Gannon pass from Jerry Rhome, SMU, 2:12 left for 8-7 win, 10-18-61 in Dallas
    
    1998 Game By Game Starting Lineups Game TE LT LG C RG RT SE FL QB TB FB Texas-El Paso Allamon Gray Lowery Haddon Carruth McFadden Hart Dorris Peters Williams Hawkins North Texas Allamon Gray Lowery Haddon Carruth McFadden Hart Dorris Tittle Williams Hawkins Fresno State Allamon Gray Lowery Sanders Carruth McFadden Hart Dorris Tittle Williams Hawkins Iowa State Allamon Gray Lowery Haddon Carruth McFadden Hart Dorris Tittle Williams Renda Baylor Allamon Gray Lowery Haddon Carruth Collingsworth Hart Dorris Tittle Williams *C.Roberts Oklahoma St. Allamon Gray L. Williams Haddon Carruth Collingsworth Hart Dorris Peters Williams Hawkins Colorado Jackson Gray DePasquale Haddon Carruth Collingsworth Hart Dorris Peters Williams Hawkins Texas A&M Allamon Gray Lowery Haddon Carruth McFadden Hart Dorris Peters Williams Hawkins Missouri Texas Oklahoma Consecutive 2 19 1 5 8 1 8 8 3 19 3 Career 10 19 6 7 8 12 20 13 4 19 12

    Game LE NT DT RE SLB MLB WLB R LCB RCB FS Texas-El Paso Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley McCullar Cockrum Brown Solis Norman North Texas Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley McCullar Cockrum Brown Solis Norman Fresno State Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley McCullar Bownds Brown Solis Norman Iowa State Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley Duffie Bownds Brown Solis Norman Baylor Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley Duffie Bownds Brown Solis Norman Oklahoma St. Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Pitts Shipley Duffie Bownds Brown Solis Norman Colorado Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley McCullar Bownds Brown Solis Norman Texas A&M Reagor C. Patton Kocurek Rucker Ardoin Shipley McCullar Bownds Brown Solis Norman Missouri Texas Oklahoma Consecutive 36 8 8 19 2 8 2 6 19 8 8 Career 39 9 8 19 16 9 14 6 19 8 8

    *Started as second tight end Started as third receiver includes 11 starts at right cornerback in 1997 Kyle Allamon

    Receiving       Rec Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso     0   0  0    0
    North Texas       1  17  0   17
    Fresno State      2  40  1   26
    Iowa State        0   0  0    0
    Baylor            3  90  0   41
    Oklahoma State    0   0  0    0
    Colorado          0   0  0    0
    Texas A&M         1  11  0   11
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total        7 158  1   41
    Career Total     11 235  2   41
     
    ALLAMON'S CAREER HIGHS
    Receptions - 3 vs. Baylor, 1998
    Receiving Yards - 90 vs. Baylor, 1998
    Long Receptions - 41 vs. Baylor, 1998
    TDs - 1 vs. Utah St., 96; vs. Fresno St., '96
    Career Starts - 10

    Tim Baker

    Receiving       Rec Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso    1   10  0   10
    North Texas      0    0  0    0
    Fresno State     0    0  0    0
    Iowa State       0    0  0    0
    Baylor           dnp - injury
    Oklahoma State   dnp - injury
    Colorado         dnp - injury
    Texas A&M        1    7  0    7
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total       2   17  0   10
    Career Total     4   76  0   33
    
    BAKER'S CAREER HIGHS
    Receptions - 1 vs. Okahoma, 1997; vs. OSU, 1997; vs. UTEP, 1998; vs. A&M, 1998
    Receiving Yards - 33 vs. Oklahoma, 1997
    Long Receptions - 33 vs. Oklahoma, 1997
    TDs - 0
    Career Starts - 3

    Derek Dorris

    Receiving      Rec Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso    1  13  0  13
    North Texas      1  10  0  10
    Fresno State     1   4  0   4
    Iowa State       1  14  0  14
    Baylor           4  58  0  31
    Oklahoma State   1   7  0   7
    Colorado         6  66  0  17
    Texas A&M        3  41  0  22
    Missouri
    Texas 
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total      18 213  0  31
    Career Total    27 349  0  33
    
    DORRIS' CAREER HIGHS
    Receptions - 6 at Colorado, 1998
    Receiving Yards - 66 at Colorado, 1998
    Long Receptions - 33 at Nebraska, 1997
    TDs - 0
    Career Starts - 12

    James Easterling

    Rushing        Att Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso    1  40  1   40
    North Texas      4  13  0   10
    Fresno State     DNP - Injured
    Iowa State       DNP - Injured
    Baylor           DNP - Injured
    Oklahoma State   DNP - Injured
    Colorado         DNP - Injured
    Texas A&M        DNP
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total       5  53  1   40
    Career Total    12  92  0   40
    

    EASTERLING'S CAREER HIGHS
    Rushes - 4 vs. Southwestern La., 1997
    Rushing Yards - 40 vs. UTEP, 1998
    Long Rush - 40 vs. UTEP, 1998
    TDs - 1 vs. UTEP, 1998
    Receptions - 2 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Receiving Yards - 24 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Long Receptions - 20 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Career Starts - 1

    Donnie Hart Receiving Rec Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 8 164 1 60 North Texas 3 78 1 44 Fresno State 2 43 1 26 Iowa State 5 163 1 68 Baylor 2 58 1 38 Oklahoma State 3 53 2 18 Colorado 7 97 0 28 Texas A&M 2 34 0 27 Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 33 690 7 68 Career Total 110 2030 17 86 HART'S CAREER HIGHS
    Receptions 11 vs. North Texas, 1997; at Baylor, 1997
    Receiving Yards 241 vs. Texas, 1996
    Long Receptions 86 vs. Texas, 1996
    TDs 2 vs. Texas, 1996; at Baylor, 1997; vs. Okla. St., 1998
    Career Starts 20

    Jonathan Hawkins
    Rushing        Att Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso   2   9   0   6
    North Texas     4  17   0  11
    Fresno State    1   2   0   2
    Iowa State      0   0   0   0
    Baylor          5  10   0   3
    Oklahoma State  3   4   0   2
    Colorado        2   7   0   6
    Texas A&M       0   0   0   0
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total     17  49   0   6
    Career Total   68 257   1  45
    
    Receiving Rec Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 1 10 0 10 North Texas 5 78 0 31 Fresno State 1 2 0 2 Iowa State 1 3 1 3 Baylor 3 48 0 38 Oklahoma State 2 14 0 8 Colorado 1 55 0 55 Texas A&M 2 18 0 15 Missouri Texas 1998 Total 16 220 1 55 Career Total 29 327 1 55
    HAWKINS' CAREER HIGHS
    Rushes 13 vs. Texas, 1997
    Rushing Yards 65 vs. Southwestern La., 1997
    Long Rush 45 vs. Southwestern La., 1997
    TDs 1 vs. Texas, 1997
    Receptions 5 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Receiving Yards 78 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Long Receptions 55 vs. Colorado, 1998
    TDs 1 vs. Iowa State, 1998
    Long Kickoff Return 73 at Oklahoma State, 1997
    Career Starts 12

    Ricky Hunter

    Rushing        Att Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso    5   9  0   2
    North Texas     15  43  0  13
    Fresno State     3  17  0  10
    Iowa State       6  37  0  13
    Baylor           1   4  0   4
    Oklahoma State   dnp
    Colorado         0   0  0   0
    Texas A&M        dnp
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total      30 130  0  13
    Career Total    39 179  0  38
    

    Receiving Rec Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 0 0 0 0 North Texas 1 5 0 5 Fresno State 0 0 0 0 Iowa State 0 0 0 0 Baylor 0 0 0 0 Oklahoma State dnp Colorado 0 0 0 0 Texas A&M Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 1 5 0 5 Career Total 1 5 0 5

    HUNTER'S CAREER HIGHS
    
    Rushes 8 vs. Southwestern La., 1997
    Rushing Yards 60 vs. Southwestern La., 1997
    Long Rush 38 vs. Southwestern La., 1997 TDs 0
    Receptions 1 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Receiving Yards 5 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Long Receptions 5 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Career Starts 0

    Dee Jackson

    Receiving       Rec Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso     0   0  0    0
    North Texas       0   0  0    0
    Fresno State      0   0  0    0
    Iowa State        0   0  0    0
    Baylor            0   0  0    0
    Oklahoma State    0   0  0    0
    Colorado          1   6  0    6
    Texas A&M         0   0  0    0
    Missouri 
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total        1   6  0    6
    Career Total      6  54  0   14
    
    JACKSON'S CAREER HIGHS
    Receptions 2 vs. Nebraska, '97; vs. A&M, '97
    Receiving Yards 18 vs. Texas A&M, 1997
    Long Receptions 14 vs. Kansas State, 1997
    TDs 0
    Career Starts 2

    Rob Peters

    Passing          Att Cmp Int Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso      4   2   0  22  0   16
    North Texas        DNP - Injury
    Fresno State       DNP - Injury
    Iowa State         5   4   0  28  0   26
    Baylor            15  10   1 226  1   41
    Oklahoma State    15   8   0  74  2   18
    Colorado          30  17   1 213  1   28
    Texas A&M         23   9   2 111  0   27
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total        92  50   4 674  4   41
    Career Total     106  56   6 783  6   41
    
    Rushing Att Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 3 14 0 15 North Texas DNP - Injury Fresno State DNP - Injury Iowa State 3 -10 0 3 Baylor 19 106 1 21 Oklahoma State 18 30 0 30 Colorado 15 6 1 8 Texas A&M 11 -2 0 15 Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 69 144 2 30 Career Total 96 297 5 53
    PETERS' CAREER HIGHS
    Attempts 30 at Colorado, 1998
    Completions 17 at Colorado, 1998
    Interceptions 1 vs. USL, 1997; vs. Baylor, 1998; at Colorado, 1998
    Yards 226 vs. Baylor, 1998
    Touchdowns 2 vs. Oklahoma St., 1998
    Long Pass 41 to Kyle Allamon vs. Baylor, 1998
    Rushes 19 vs. Baylor, 1998
    Rushing Yards 106 vs. Baylor, 1998
    Long Rush 53 vs. Southwestern La., 1997
    TDs 1 at Tenn., 1997; vs. USL,1997;
    vs. Kansas, 1997; vs. Baylor, 1998;
    at Colorado, 1998
    Career Starts 4

    Matt Tittle Passing Att Cmp Int Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 18 10 0 172 1 60 North Texas 27 16 3 257 1 44 Fresno State 17 8 1 109 1 26 Iowa State 13 7 1 205 2 68 Baylor 5 3 0 36 0 19 Oklahoma State 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado 2 1 1 55 0 55 Texas A&M dnp Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 82 45 6 834 5 68 Career Total 83 46 6 841 5 68

    Rushing Att Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 2 -6 0 6 North Texas 8 -12 0 6 Fresno State 4 6 0 11 Iowa State 6 19 0 13 Baylor 1 -3 0 -3 Oklahoma State 0 0 0 0 Colorado 0 0 0 0 Texas A&M dnp Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 21 4 0 13 Career Total 22 6 0 13

    TITTLE'S CAREER HIGHS
    
    Attempts 18 vs. UTEP, 1998
    Completions 10 vs. UTEP, 1998
    Interceptions 3 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Yards 257, vs. North Texas 1998
    Touchdowns 2 vs. Iowa State, 1998
    Long Pass 68 to Donnie Hart vs. ISU, 1998
    Rushes 8 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Rushing Yards 19 vs. Iowa State, 1998
    Long Rush 13 vs. IowaState, 1998
    TDs 0
    Career Starts 4

    Michael Wilborn

    Rushing        Att Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso    1   6  0   6
    North Texas      2  43  0  37
    Fresno State     0   0  0   0
    Iowa State       3  16  0   8
    Baylor           0   0  0   0
    Oklahoma State   0   0  0   0
    Colorado         2  20  0  14
    Texas A&M        1   2  0   2
    Missouri
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total       9  87  0  37
    Career Total     9  87  0  37
    

    Receiving Rec Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 0 0 0 0 North Texas 1 11 0 11 Fresno State 0 0 0 0 Iowa State 0 0 0 0 Baylor 0 0 0 0 Oklahoma State 0 0 0 0 Colorado 1 12 0 12 Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 2 23 0 12 Career Total 2 23 0 12

    WILBORN'S CAREER HIGHS
    Rushes 3 vs. Iowa State, 1998
    Rushing Yards 43 vs. North Texas, 1998
    Long Rush 37 vs. North Texas, 1998
    TDs 0
    Receptions 1 vs. UNT, 1998, at Colorado, 1998
    Receiving Yards 12 at Colorado, 1998
    Long Receptions 12 at Colorado, 1998
    Career Starts 0

    Ricky Williams

    Rushing         Att Yds TD Long
    Texas-El Paso    41 251  2  51
    North Texas      28 170  2  24
    Fresno State     42 244  2  72
    Iowa State       29 105  2  17
    Baylor           29 159  2  36
    Oklahoma State   25  97  0  22
    Colorado         20 142  0  24
    Texas A&M        21  94  1  15
    Missouri 
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    1998 Total      235 1262 11 72
    Career Total    436 2156 14 72
    

    Receiving Rec Yds TD Long Texas-El Paso 1 -3 0 -3 North Texas 2 34 0 25 Fresno State 2 20 0 11 Iowa State 4 53 0 31 Baylor 1 8 0 8 Oklahoma State 1 0 0 0 Colorado 1 7 0 7 Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 Missouri Texas Oklahoma 1998 Total 12 119 0 31 Career Total 22 249 0 36

    WILLIAMS' CAREER HIGHS
    Rushes 42 vs. Fresno State, 1998
    Rushing Yards 251 vs. UTEP, 1998
    Long Rush 72 vs. Fresno State, 1998
    TDs 2 vs. UTEP, UNT, Fresno St., at Iowa State 1998; Baylor, 1998
    Receptions 4 vs. Iowa State, 1998
    Receiving Yards 53 vs. Iowa State, 1998
    Long Receptions 36 vs. Texas, 1997
    Career Starts 19

    DEPTH CHARTS

    OFFENSE
    

    TE 94 Kyle Allamon (6-3, 256, jr-1L, Lubbock, Texas) 91 Tim Winn (6-4, 249, jr-2L, Longview, Texas) 84 Cole Roberts (6-6, 258, So-1L, Shallowater, Texas) 95 J.P Jansen (6-3, 240, fr-Rs, Buda, Texas) LT 79 Jonathan Gray (6-5, 357, so-1L, Lubbock, Texas) 57 Matt Heider (6-5, 306, fr-Rs, Roswell, N.M.) 72 Nick Lee (6-7, 309, sr-2L, DeSoto, Texas) LG 61 Curtis Lowery (6-5, 327, jr-1L, Stephenville, Texas) 68 Shane Roberts (6-4, 302, jr-Sq, Scottsdale, Ariz.) 73 John DePasquale (6-4, 299, so-Sq, Houston, Texas) 67 Lance Williams (6-2, 316, fr-Rs, Arlington, Texas)

    C 50 Robert Haddon (6-4, 291, sr-1L, Euless, Texas) 59 Kyle Sanders (6-2, 305, so-Sq, Monahans, Texas) 65 Anthony Patricio (6-3, 298, Sr-1L, Van Nuys, Calif.) RG 77 Erik Carruth (6-4, 311, Sr-2L, Rockport, Texas) 69 Dan Martin (6-4, 318, Sr-Sq, Las Vegas, Nev.) 75 Jason May (6-4, 299, fr-Rs, Odessa, Texas)

    RT 71 Steve McFadden (6-4, 328, so-1L, Houston, Texas) 62 Justin Collingsworth (6-6, 316, sr-2L, Pampa, Texas) 72 Nick Lee (6-7, 309, sr-2L, DeSoto, Texas) 64 Paul Erickson (6-4, 279, fr-Rs, Arlington, Texas) SE 82 Donnie Hart (6-1, 197, Sr-3L, Wolfforth, Texas) 81 Tim Baker (6-5, 202, so-1L, Borger, Texas) 87 Darrell Jones (6-2, 197, fr-Rs, Lubbock, Texas) 24 King Scovell (5-11, 172, fr-Rs, Dallas, Texas) FL 22 Derek Dorris (6-2, 195, So-1L, Azle, Texas) 85 Dee Jackson (6-2, 199, So-1L, San Antonio, Texas) 10 Justin Reed (6-0, 194, fr-Rs, Mexia, Texas) 18 David Nichol (5-11, 192, jr-Sq, Dallas, Texas) QB 9 Rob Peters (6-3, 229, jr-2L, Katy, Texas) 16 Matt Tittle (6-3, 215, sr-1L, Flower Mound, Texas) 17 David Kelley (5-8, 153, so-Sq, Houston, Texas) 1 Kliff Kingsbury (6-4, 185, Fr-HS, New Braunfels, Texas)

    TB 2 Ricky Williams (5-9, 190, So-1L, Duncanville, Texas) 12 Rickey Hunter (5-11, 188, so-1L, Dallas, Texas) 32 James Easterling (5-10, 211, so-1L, Crowley, Texas) 33 Toby Cantu (5-11, 182, jr-Sq, Benavides, Texas) FB 47 Jonathan Hawkins (5-11, 226, so-1L, Wichita Falls) 48 Michael Wilborn (6-0, 239, Jr-Tr, Olton, Texas) 27 Rudy Renda (5-11, 240, jr-1L, Keller, Texas) 40 Brant Landry (6-1, 210, so-Sq, Austin, Texas)

    DEFENSE

    LE 34 Montae Reagor (6-2, 270, Sr-3L, Waxahachie, Texas) 37 Devin Lemons (6-3, 220, So-1L, Pampa, Texas) 96 Duane Toliver (6-2, 250, so-Sq, Knox City, Texas) NT 99 Cody Patton (6-6, 287, sr-2L, Electra, Texas) 86 Terry Patton (6-2, 284, jr-2L, Wichita Falls, Texas) 78 Ric Fielder (6-4, 286, Sr-1L, Powhatan, Va.)

    DT 76 Kris Kocurek (6-5, 290, So-1L, Caldwell, Texas) 90 Jason Jones (6-2, 337, so-1L, Dallas, Texas) 42 Detwill Williams (6-3, 236, fr-Rs, Lubbock, Texas)

    RE 89 Taurus Rucker (6-0, 252, jr-2L, Denison, Texas) 70 Kenny Kacal (6-1, 221, sr-1L, Waxahachie, Texas)

    SLB 29 Ty Ardoin (6-0, 207, sr-3L, Beaumont, Texas) 15 Dorian Pitts (6-4, 207, So-1L, Lubbock, Texas) 46 Reggie Savage (5-9, 193, so-Sq, San Angelo, Texas)

    MLB 83 Kyle Shipley (6-2, 230, jr-2L, Arlington, Texas) 26 Tim Duffie (5-11, 227, jr-2L, Jefferson, Texas) 43 Sam Hooks (6-4, 245, fr-Rs, Cameron, Texas)

    WLB 5 Kevin McCullar (6-3, 243, Sr-2L, Irving, Texas) 26 Tim Duffie (5-11, 227, jr-2L, Jefferson, Texas) 52 Will Culpepper (6-2, 235, so-1L, Cleburne, Texas) R 20 Keith Cockrum (6-2, 205, jr-2L, Goldthwaite, Texas) 23 Reagan Bownds (5-10, 185, jr-2L, Eldorado, Texas) 4 Jamaal Crisp (6-0, 208, fr-Rs, Dallas, Texas)

    LCB 3 Darwin Brown (5-11, 170, Sr-3L, Tyler, Texas) 30 Antwan Alexander (6-0, 185, So-1L, Midland, Texas)

    RC 28 Oscar Solis (5-8, 189, jr-2L, Slaton, Texas) 7 Anthony Malbrough (5-9, 185, jr-1L, Beaumont, Texas) 21 Brian Giddens (5-11, 183, so-1L, Tyler, Texas)

    FS 38 John Norman (6-1, 210, So-1L, Midland, Texas) 31 Kevin Curtis (6-2, 195, Fr-HS, Lubbock, Texas) 19 Mark Washington (5-11, 193, so-1L, Sweeny, Texas)

    SPECIALTY

    KS 49 Chris Birkholz (6-0, 187, so-Sq, Temple, Texas) 97 Jaret Greaser (6-0, 187, sr-3L, Amarillo, Texas) P 25 Brian Roberson (6-2, 189, jr-1L, Richardson, Texas) 14 Jeremy Hernandez (5-11, 193, sr-2L, Midland, Texas)

    DS 58 Robert Monroe (5-9, 231, So-Sq, Corpus Christi, Texas) 50 Robert Haddon (6-4, 291, sr-1L, Euless, Texas) PR 38 John Norman (6-1, 210, So-1L, Midland, Texas) 23 Reagan Bownds (5-10, 185, jr-2L, Eldorado, Texas) 30 Antwan Alexander (6-0, 185, So-1L, Midland, Texas) KOR 22 Derek Dorris (6-2, 195, So-1L, Azle, Texas) 38 John Norman (6-1, 210, So-1L, Midland, Texas)

    H 14 Jeremy Hernandez (5-11, 193, sr-2L, Midland, Texas) 22 Derek Dorris (6-2, 195, So-1L, Azle, Texas)

    INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
    Rushes                  42  Ricky Williams vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Yards Rushing          251  Ricky Williams vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    TD Rushes                2  Ricky Williams vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
                                Ricky Williams at North Texas (Sept. 12)
                                Ricky Williams vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
                                Ricky Williams at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
                                Ricky Williams vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Rush                    72  Ricky Williams vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Pass attempts           30  Rob Peters at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Pass completions        17  Rob Peters at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Yards Passing          257  Matt Tittle at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    TD Passes                2  Matt Tittle at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
                                Rob Peters vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Long Pass               68  Matt Tittle at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Receptions               8  Donnie Hart vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Yards Receiving        164  Donnie Hart vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    TD Receptions            2  Donnie Hart vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Long Reception          68  Donnie Hart at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Field Goals              2  Jaret Greaser vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
                                Chris Birkholz at North Texas (Sept. 12)
                                Chris Birkholz vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Long Field Goal         51  Jaret Greaser vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Punts                    9  Brian Roberson vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Punting Avg           43.6  Brian Roberson vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Long Punt               56  Brian Roberson vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Long Punt Return        28  John Norman vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Long Kickoff Return     86  John Norman vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Tackles                 15  Montae Reagor vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
                                Kyle Shipley vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
     Reagan Bownds vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Sacks 2  Montae Reagor vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
     Montae Reagor at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Interceptions 1  Anthony Malbrough vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
                    Reagan Bownds vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
                       Kyle Shipley vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
                       Dorian Pitts at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
                       Reagan Bownds at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
                       Oscar Solis at Colorado (Oct. 17)
                       John Norman at Texas A&M (Oct. 24)
    
    TEAM GAME HIGHS
    Rushes 61  at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    Yards Rushing 324  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Yards Per Rush 5.8  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    TD Rushes 3  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
     vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Pass attempts 32  at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Pass completions 18  at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Yards Passing 268  at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Yards Per Pass 13.1  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    TD Passes 2  at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
     vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Total Plays 88  at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    Total Offense 538  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Yards Per Play 7.2  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Points 35  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Sacks By 5  vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    First Downs 30  at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    Penalties 11  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Penalty Yards 81  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Turnovers 4  at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    Interceptions By 3  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    
    OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
    Rushes 27  Darren Davis, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Yards Rushing 98  Elzie Johnson, vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    TD Rushes 1  J. Kimbrough, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
     Darrell Bush, vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
     Elijah Burkins, vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
     Brian Aikins, vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
     Damian Barton, at Colorado (Oct. 17)
     Dante Hall, at Texas A&M (Oct. 24)
    Long Rush 38  Elzie Johnson, vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Pass attempts 37  Todd Bandhauer, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Pass completions 19  Billy Volek, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
     Todd Bandhauer, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Yards Passing 349  Billy Volek, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    TD Passes 3  Todd Bandhauer, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Long Pass 63  Billy Volek, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Receptions 10  Damian Groce, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Yards Receiving 130  Morris Anderson, vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    TD Receptions 3  Damian Groce, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Long Reception 63  S. Thompson, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Field Goals 4  Jeremy Aldrich, at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Long Field Goal 47  Jeff Hanna, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Punts 8  John Baker, at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    Punting Avg 47.7  Scott Elder, vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Long Punt 61  Scott Elder, vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Long Punt Return 34  Payton Williams, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Long Kickoff Return 77  Roman Hollowell, at Colorado (Oct. 17)
    Interceptions 1  Lawrence Ellis, at North Texas (Sept. 12)
     Heath Moody, at North Texas (Sept. 12)
     Jeff Rogers, at North Texas (Sept. 12)
     Justin Johnson, vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
     Dawan Anderson, at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
     Rodney Smith, vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
     Michael Lewis, at Colorado (Oct. 17)
     M. Washington, at Colorado (Oct. 17)
     Sedrick Curry, at Texas A&M (Oct. 24)
     Brandon Jennings, at Texas A&M (Oct. 24)
    
    OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS
    Rushes 58  at Texas A&M (Oct. 24)
    Yards Rushing 195  vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Yards Per Rush 3.8  vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    TD Rushes 2  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Pass attempts 37  at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Pass completions 20  vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
     vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Yards Passing 349  vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    Yards Per Pass 10.6  vs Fresno State (Sept. 19)
    TD Passes 3  at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
    Total Plays 72  at Iowa State (Sept. 26)
     vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
     vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Total Offense 381  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Yards Per Play 5.3  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Points 29  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Sacks By 5  vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    First Downs 21  vs Baylor (Oct. 3)
    Penalties 13  at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    Penalty Yards 132  vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10)
    Turnovers 4  vs Texas-El Paso (Sept. 5)
    Interceptions By 3  at North Texas (Sept. 12)
    

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