The #17 Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated #23 Texas Christian University in triple overtime in Ft. Worth on Saturday afternoon by a final of 56-53.
The Red Raiders took a 10-point lead late in the 4th quarter with a Kenny Williams 47-yard touchdown run, but Texas Christian would not go away.
Red Shirt freshman Trevone Boykin threw a 60-yard pass to LaDarius Brown to pull the Horn Frogs within 3.
TCU held the Red Raiders to 3 and out and were able to convert a 42-yard field goal by Jaden Oberkrom to send the game into overtime.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the first and second overtime.
TCU settled for a field goal in triple overtime to make the score 53-50.
Seth Doege and Alex Torres connected in triple overtime from 8 yards out to give the Texas Tech Red Raiders a 56-53 victory.
Seth Doege threw for 318 yards and 7 touchdown passes.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are now 6-1 and 3-1 in the Big 12. Saturday's victory assured the Red Raiders of a bowl game.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel to #4 Kansas State next Saturday.
Here's a game summary from Texas Tech Athletics:
• Weather conditions at kickoff: Sunny; 83 degrees; Winds from the S at 19 mph.
• Today's game was televised on ABC with a reverse national mirror on ESPN2. Texas Tech has been televised on ABC for three consecutive weeks.
• Today's game marked the 55th meeting between Texas Tech and TCU.
• Today's game marked the 968th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
• Texas Tech won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Texas Tech is now 2-5 this season in the opening coin toss.
• Texas Tech won the coin toss in overtime. The Red Raiders elected to be on defense for the first series in overtime.
• Texas Tech wore white jerseys, black pants and black helmets in today's game. The last time Tech wore this uniform combination was in a 24-13 win at Iowa State on Sept. 29.
• Senior safety Cody Davis made his team-leading 43rd career start today against TCU. Offensive linemen LaAdrian Waddle and Deveric Gallington both made their 32nd consecutive starts in today's game.
• Junior cornerback Bruce Jones made his first start this afternoon against TCU. Senior receiver Austin Zouzalik made his first start of the year replacing Jace Amaro who did not make the trip to Fort Worth.
• Today's attendance was 47,894 - the second largest crowd in TCU history.
• Today's game captains were seniors Chris Yeakey and Terry McDaniel.
Starters – (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Beau Carpenter, (C) Deveric Gallington, (RG) Le'Raven Clark (RT) Terry McDaniel, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Kenny Williams, (H) Austin Zouzalik, (Z) Alex Torres, (X) Eric Ward, (Y) Darrin Moore (Defense) – (LE) Brandon Jackson, (DT) Delvon Simmons (NT) Kerry Hyder, (RE) Jackson Richards, (WILL) Terrance Bullitt, (MIKE) Blake Dees, (NICKEL) Tre' Porter, (LC) Bruce Jones, (RC) Eugene Neboh, (RS) Cody Davis, (LS) DJ Johnson
TECH'S WIN . .
• Gives Texas Tech a 6-1 overall record and a 3-1 mark in Big 12 Conference action.
• Gives Texas Tech its first overtime win since a 37-31 win over Nebraska on Oct. 11, 2008 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
• Gives Texas Tech its first overtime road win since a 38-35 win at UTEP on Sept. 9, 2006.
• Makes Texas Tech bowl eligible for the 19th time in the last 20 years.
• Gives Texas Tech a three-game winning streak on the road.
• Gives Texas Tech a 29-23-3 all-time record against TCU.
• Gives Texas Tech its first win over a ranked opponent on the road since beating No. 1 Oklahoma last season.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 129-73 career record.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville an 19-13 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a 1-0 record against TCU.
• Gives Tommy Tuberville a career Big 12 record of 8-13.
RED RAIDERS BECOME BOWL ELIGIBLE
• Texas Tech became bowl eligible for the 19th time in the last 20 years.
• The Red Raiders have played in 34 bowl games, which ranks 17th nationally.
• Tech has won its last two bowl appearances with a 45-38 win over Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl during the 2010 season... Tech also captured a 41-31 victory over Michigan State at the 2009 Alamo Bowl.
TEXAS TECH IN OVERTIME
• Today's game marked the first overtime game for the Red Raiders since Oct. 11, 2008 - a 37-31 win over Nebraska at Jones AT&T Stadium.
• It marks the first overtime game for Tech on the road since a 38-35 win at UTEP on Sept. 9, 2006.
EYE ON DOEGE
• Finished the day with 318 yards (30-of-42) and seven touchdowns.
• Seven touchdowns are a career-high for Doege and the most by a Red Raider QB since 2009 (Steven Sheffield, 7, vs. K-State).
• Marked his fifth 300-yard passing performance this season and the 14th of his career.
• Now owns 28 touchdowns this season and 58 for his career.
• Marked his fifth game this season with three or more touchdown passes... Has now thrown multiple touchdowns in 13-of-19 games since 2011... Recorded his fourth game this season with at least four passing touchdowns (6 career)... Has thrown six or more touchdowns three times this season.
• Moved past BJ Symons (2000-03) for seventh place on the school's career passing yards list. Doege now has 6,640 career yards.
• Moved past Billy Joe Tolliver (1985-88) and B.J. Symons (2000-03) into sixth place on the school's career total offense list. Doege now has 6,616 career yards.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
• Ryan Erxleben's 60-yard punt following Texas Tech's second possession of the game marked a career long. Prior to that punt, his career long was 59 yards at Missouri in 2011.
• Senior DJ Johnson picked up his first interception of the season (7th career) on TCU's third offensive drive of the game. His last interception came against Kansas last season when he picked off two Jayhawk passes.
• Johnson's interception set up a 6-yard touchdown pass from Doege to Eric Ward that tied the game at 7-7.
• Senior Darrin Moore cut TCU's lead to 17-14 when he hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass with 6:37 remaining in the first half. The touchdown reception was his eighth of the season and 17th of his career.
• Ward's second touchdown catch of the game gave Texas Tech a 21-17 lead with 3:28 remaining in the first half. It marked his second multiple TD game of the season and sixth of his career.
• Senior safety Cody Davis picked up his third interception (team leader) of the year on TCU's first drive of the third quarter.
• Senior receiver Alex Torres has now caught at least one pass in 40 of 42 career games as a Red Raider.
• Senior receiver Austin Zouzalik's five catches are his most in a game since making five catches as a sophomore in the 2011 TicketCity Bowl vs. Northwestern.
• Doege's eight-yard touchdown pass to Alex Torres in the fourth quarter with 6:40 remaining gave Tech a 29-26 lead (following successful 2-point conversion).
• Sophomore running back Kenny Williams' career-long 47-yard run for a touchdown gave Tech a 36-26 lead with 4:06 remaining in the game.
• In the first overtime, Seth Doege threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Eric Ward to tie the game at 43-43... The touchdown marked Ward's third of the game to tie a career-high (vs. New Mexico, 2012)... Ward now has eight touchdowns this season and 19 for his career.
• To start the second overtime period, a trick play gave Tech a 50-43 lead as Eric Stephens Jr. received the snap in the Wildcat formation, handed off to Darrin Moore who flipped it back to Doege who delivered a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jakeem Grant. It marked Grant's second touchdown reception of the season.
• Tech won the game in the third overtime on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Doege to Torres... Touchdown marked Torres' third of the season and the 16th of his career.
• Set a school record with 109 combined points in a game... previous record was 108 points last season at Cowboys Stadium (TTU 42, Baylor 66).
• Marked the first time in Texas Tech history that both teams scored at least 50 points in a single-game.
• Texas Tech has won three of its last four meetings with the Horned Frogs dating back to 1995.
• Texas Tech has now scored in 188 consecutive games thanks to Eric Ward's touchdown in the first quarter. The 188 game streak is a school record.
• TCU's 10 points in the first quarter was the most allowed by Texas Tech in the first quarter this season.
• Texas Tech recovered its first true on-side kick of the season midway through the second quarter. The on-side kick came after Tech cut the TCU lead to 17-14 with a Darrin Moore touchdown reception. The Tech kickoff team recovered the ball on squib kicks against Texas State and New Mexico that went untouched.
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