History: Texas Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin

Cameron Brock cracked open the history book and record books to break down the history of the series between the Red Raiders and the Lumberjacks.

The game was not on the schedule.

The two teams were never supposed to meet.

September 11, 2001 is a day that many will never forget, because of four plane crashes during a terrorist attack on the United States of America.

That tragic day all professional sports leagues and all NCAA athletics games were cancelled or postponed. One of the games cancelled was a football game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the UTEP Miners.

The game was scheduled for September 15, 2001. The Red Raiders replaced UTEP with the Tech's only meeting against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.

The game was played November 24, 2001. The Red Raiders dominated the Lumberjacks 58-3.

Tech junior quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, who is now Tech's head coach, went 39-47 for 366 and yards and four touchdowns before then Head Coach Mike Leach pulled Kingsbury out for backup B.J. Symons.

Tech senior running back Ricky Williams led all receivers with 10 receptions for 44 yards. 10 Red Raiders had receptions that day. Williams also contributed 52 yards on six carries.

The victory made the Red Raiders 7-4. Tech completed Big 12 Conference play 4-4. The Red Raiders ended up losing the Sylvania Alamo Bowl 19-16 when a hail may fell down in the endzone on the final play.

The Red Raiders host the Lumberjacks for the second time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT.


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