Scores

Final

Texas Tech 20

(8-4, 5-3 Big 12)

Baylor 13

(4-8, 1-7 Big 12)

6:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

AT&T STADIUM, ARLINGTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TTU 0 3 14 320
BAY 3 7 3 013

Top Performers

Passing: T. Potts (TTU) - 269 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Szymanski (BAY) - 15 CAR, 34 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Leong (TTU) - 6 REC, 58 YDS, 2 TD

Potts pulls strings as Texas Tech defeats Baylor

Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Taylor Potts threw a pair of touchdown passes to Lyle Leong less than two minutes apart midway through the third quarter, and the defense made a goal-line stand in the final minutes, giving Texas Tech a 20-13 victory over Baylor on Saturday night.

Playing in front of a heavily pro-Tech crowd at Cowboys Stadium, the Red Raiders (8-4, 5-3 Big 12) scored their fewest points in a victory since beating Texas A&M 12-0 in November 2001. It was the third-fewest points in a victory in coach Mike Leach's 10-year tenure.

Texas Tech came in averaging 38.2 points, seventh-best in the nation, but looked nothing like an offensive juggernaut. The Red Raiders didn't score until getting a field goal with four seconds remaining in the first quarter. Other than the back-to-back touchdowns, their only points came on a 43-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter.

Baylor (4-8, 1-7) let senior quarterback Blake Szymanski start his final game and he nearly pulled off the upset. He kept the Bears close all game, then had them at first-and-goal from the 10 late in the fourth quarter.

On fourth down from the 5, he scrambled to his right and threw behind receiver Ernest Smith. Even if Smith had caught it, he wasn't in the end zone, and two Tech players were near him. Baylor never threw into the end zone on that final series.

The Red Raiders came into the game knowing they were likely headed to the Holiday or Alamo bowls. While they were hoping to return for the first Cotton Bowl in Cowboys Stadium, the Big 12's spot likely will go to Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys lost their chance for a spot in a BCS game by losing to Oklahoma on Saturday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TTU
BAY
1st Downs2219
Total Yards369342
Passing269238
Rushing100104
Penalties3-207-44
3rd Down Conversions5-158-17
4th Down Conversions3-51-3
Turnovers22
Possession30:1029:50

Passing Leaders

Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Potts31/492695.521
BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Szymanski22/352386.801

Rushing Leaders

Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Batch18693.809
Stephens5377.4013
BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Finley18553.109
Szymanski15342.3111

Receiving Leaders

Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Zouzalik79213.1023
Torres7639.0018
BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gettis36923.0057
Wright6508.3024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTTUBAY
FG11:11Dary Stone 25 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERTTUBAY
TD13:30Blake Szymanski 1 Yd Run (Dary Stone Kick) 010
FG00:04Matt Williams 18 Yd 310
THIRD QUARTERTTUBAY
FG12:42Dary Stone 40 Yd 313
TD09:48Lyle Leong 6 Yd Pass From Taylor Potts (Matt Williams Kick) 1013
TD07:55Lyle Leong 12 Yd Pass From Taylor Potts (Matt Williams Kick) 1713
FOURTH QUARTERTTUBAY
FG06:24Matt Williams 43 Yd 2013