TEXAS TECH POST GAME NOTES
- Weather at Kickoff: 80 degrees, partly cloudy, wind ENE at 17 mph, humidity of 43%
- Today’s game was televised nationally on ESPN.
- Today’s game marked the 33rd all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Arizona.
- Texas Tech lost the coin toss and Arizona chose to receive the opening kickoff. Tech is 1-2 on coin tosses this year.
- Texas Tech wore black helmets, white jerseys and white pants for its first road game. It is now 1-2 in this combination since 2009.
- Today’s game captains were Terence Steele (OL), Ta’Zhawn Henry (RB), Thomas Leggett (DB) and Xavier Benson (LB).
- Today’s attendance: 37,207
- Jack Anderson and Terence Steele returned to the lineup. Steele missed the first two games, while Anderson missed the UTEP game.
- Jaylon Hutchings made his first career start defensively while RJ Turner and Armand Shyne both received their first starts as Red Raiders.
Starters – (Offense) – (LT) Travis Bruffy, (LG) Madison Akomnonu, (C) Dawson Deaton, (RG) Jack Anderson (RT) Terence Steele, (QB) Alan Bowman, (RB) Armand Shyne, (WR) T.J. Vasher, (TE) Donta Thompson, (WR) RJ Turner, (WR) Dalton Rigdon; (Defense) – (DE) Eli Howard, (T) Broderick Washington, Jr. (N) Jaylon Hutchings, (Raider) Xavier Benson, (LB) Riko Jeffers, (LB) Jordyn Brooks, (Spur) Thomas Leggett, (LC) Desmon Smith, (RC) Zech McPhearson, (RS) Douglas Coleman III, (LS) Adrian Frye.
TEXAS TECH’S LOSS…
- Gives Texas Tech a 2-1 overall record.
- Gives Texas Tech a 26-5-2 all-time record against Arizona, including 13-3-2 in Tucson.
- Gives Texas Tech a 39-19-2 all-time record against current Pac-12 members.
- Gives Matt Wells a career record of 2-1 at Texas Tech.
- Gives Matt Wells a 46-35 record all-time as a head coach.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
- The Texas Tech defense opened the game with a three-and-out for the third straight game to open the Wells era.
- Texas Tech forced its first turnover of the year and finished with three in the game, its most since against TCU in 2018.
- For the third straight week, Tech held its opponent scoreless in the opening quarter.
- Texas Tech is now 1-1 in night games and 0-1 on the road this season.
- Texas Tech moved to 2-1 when scoring first under head coach Matt Wells.
- The Red Raiders trailed at the half for the first time this season. They moved to 0-1 under Wells when trailing at the half.
- Tech committed a season-high five penalties in the first half alone and finished with seven for the game.
- For the third straight week, 11-plus Red Raider receivers caught a pass.
- Texas Tech has now scored in 273-straight games dating back to the 1997 season, a streak that now ranks ninth nationally and second in the Big 12 Conference.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
- Douglas Colemantallied a career-high two interceptions, the first Red Raider with two in a game since Vaughnte Dorsey in 2018 against Oklahoma. He now has five for his career. He finished second on the team in tackles with a season-high ten while also earning a pass breakup.
- Jordyn Brookssecured his second career fumble recovery and recorded a career-high three tackles-for-loss, the most by a Red Raider since Kris Williams against Kansas in 2016. He posted a season-high 13 tackles, raising his total to 35 for the year to mark the most for a Red Raider through three games since 2002 when Lawrence Flugence had 61 and Ryan Aycock had 46 to start the season. It was his 11th double-digit tackle effort and his fourth straight overall.
- McLane Mannixflashed in the third quarter with a 66-yard reception that later set up an 8-yard touchdown reception. It was his second score of the season and 15th of his collegiate career. The 66-yard catch and run was the longest passing play for Tech this season and the second-longest overall. He finished with four catches and a season-high 78 yards.
- Alan Bowmancompleted 30-of-54 pass attempts for 311 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
- T.J. Vasherled Tech with six catches for 96 yards to mark his 19th straight game with a catch.
- Armand Shyneled the Red Raiders in rushing with a season-high 13 carries for 68 yards.
- SaRodorick Thompsonscored his third rushing touchdown of the season and the sixth of his career. His three scores this season match his total from 2018.
- DaMarcus Fieldsnotched his second career sack during the second quarter, his first since 2016 against Louisiana Tech.
- Austin McNamarapunted a career-high seven times with an average of 46.7 yards per punt. He downed four inside the twenty. With a 56-yard punt at Arizona, he now has punts of 55-plus yards in all three games this season.
- Trey Wolffimproved to 13-for-13 on extra points this season.
- Broderick Washingtonrecorded a season-high six tackles..
- Zech McPhearsonrecorded a season-high six tackles.