Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31

Date - Friday, December 28, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Reliant Stadium
Attendance - 50386

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 10 7 7 7 31
Texas Tech 14 10 0 10 34

Recap


Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31:
Sophomore Ryan Bustin kicked a 28-yard field goal as time ran out to cap a late Red Raiders' comeback in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Texas Tech (8-5), which scored on all four of its first half possessions en route to a 24-17 halftime lead, was held scoreless in the second half until the final 70 seconds when the Red Raiders scored 10 points.

Minnesota (6-7), which has lost five straight bowl games since winning the 2004 Music City Bowl, appeared to be in good shape after it took a 31-24 lead on a  1-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Philip Nelson to tight end Drew Goodger early in the fourth quarter.

Texas Tech, though, rallied to tie it with 1:10 left when quarterback Seth Doege, who completed 31-of-45 passes for 271 yards, hit wide receiver Eric Ward with a 35-yard touchdown pass, capping a seven-play, 82-yard drive.

Minnesota appeared to be in good position to get into overtime, but Nelson's pass for wide receiver Derrick Engel on third-and-7 at the Gophers 33 was deflected to safety D.J. Johnson who returned it 41 yards up the right sideline to the Minnesota 22 to set the stage for Bustin's winner.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota DB Troy Stoudermire returned the opening kickoff 26 yards to break the NCAA record for career kickoff return yards. The old mark was 3,517 yards by Houston's Tyron Carrier set in 2011. ... Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant returned a first quarter kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, the first kickoff return in Texas Bowl history. ... Minnesota S Michael Carter had five tackles and two interceptions. ... Minnesota, which rushed for 222 yards, finished with a 36:18 to 23:42 edge in time of possession.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:31
Minnesota   FG  Texas Tech 0 - Minnesota 3
1st Quarter - 8:17
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 7 - Minnesota 3
1st Quarter - 5:46
Minnesota   TD  Texas Tech 7 - Minnesota 10
1st Quarter - 4:01
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 14 - Minnesota 10
2nd Quarter - 14:26
Minnesota   TD  Texas Tech 14 - Minnesota 17
2nd Quarter - 8:36
Texas Tech   FG  Texas Tech 17 - Minnesota 17
2nd Quarter - 0:05
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 24 - Minnesota 17
3rd Quarter - 12:07
Minnesota   TD  Texas Tech 24 - Minnesota 24
4th Quarter - 13:07
Minnesota   TD  Texas Tech 24 - Minnesota 31
4th Quarter - 1:10
Texas Tech   TD  Texas Tech 31 - Minnesota 31
4th Quarter - 0:00
Texas Tech   FG  Texas Tech 34 - Minnesota 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Minnesota Texas Tech
W/L 6 - 7 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 6 - 0 4 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Minnesota Texas Tech
Score 31 34
First Downs 23 23
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-16
56%
8-for-14
57%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 368 429
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 54-222 24-145
Average/Rush 4.1 6.0
Passing
Comp-Att 8-19 32-47
Passing Yards 146 284
Average/Pass Play 6.6 5.9
Penalties-Yards 7-84 13-135
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 36:18 23:42

PLAYER STATS

Minnesota (6 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Nelson 7/16 138 2 1
M. Gray 1/3 8 0 0
Texas Tech (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Doege 31/45 271 1 2
M. Brewer 1/1 13 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Kirkwood 19 77 4.1 1
R. Williams Jr 12 60 5.0 1
M. Gray 11 59 5.4 0
P. Nelson 12 26 2.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Stephens 5 66 13.2 0
K. Williams 7 45 6.4 0
S. Doege 5 20 4.0 1
S. Foster 4 11 2.8 0
E. Ward 1 6 6.0 0
J. Grant 2 -3 -1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Engel 4 108 27.0 0
J. Rabe 2 20 10.0 0
D. Crawford-Tufts 1 17 17.0 1
D. Goodger 1 1 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moore 11 84 7.6 0
E. Ward 7 79 11.3 1
T. Williams 6 46 7.7 0
K. Williams 2 28 14.0 0
J. Amaro 2 15 7.5 0
D. Edwards 1 13 13.0 1
E. Stephens 1 8 8.0 0
J. Davis 1 6 6.0 0
S. Foster 1 5 5.0 0