Player of the Game

Taurean Henderson wins this weeks RaiderPower.com Player of the Game award

With all the emotions that swirled around the Raiders' come from behind win against the Sooners on Saturday it is a little difficult to distinguish one player above all who did what they could to ensure Mike Leach's first win over his old boss, Coach Stoops. That being said, what will you remember about the game? Will it be the Trlica field goal to put the Raiders up 3-0 in the first? Maybe the catch in the end zone by Jarrett Hicks that gave the Raiders the lead again late in the second? Or is it the catch Danny Amendola wrenched away to gain the pivotal first down to keep the Red Raiders' game winning drive alive? For us it is the game winning touchdown by senior running back Taurean Henderson!!

HENDO has been a force all year in the Raiders' pass-happy offense, forcing the opposing defenses to be aware of where he is on the field at all times. Throughout his record breaking season, Henderson has been more than a back…he has been a leader to this team when it mattered most. He has provided countless sparks that got the offense clicking again when it appeared neither Cody Hodges or any of his coveted receivers could make things work. For this, Henderson is named RaiderPower.com player of the game!

Henderson rushed on sixteen carries for 109 yards and the game winning touch down. What was he doing when not carrying the ball? He was instrumental in picking up blitzes from the Oklahoma defense to give Cody Hodges enough time to complete his passes and move the ball. This guy does everything, and we love to watch him do it!

So thanks, Taurean, thanks for all that you have done in your career at Texas Tech and all the spectacular plays we have had the joy to watch you make possible! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, you will forever hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the Red Raider faithful as one of our favorite players! Good luck in your life, and thank you for being a Red Raider!!!

Also, RaiderPower.com would like to say thanks to all the Texas Tech seniors. Thanks for a magical season and let's go out with a bang. We are appreciative of all the hard work and long hours put in to make this one of the best seasons Tech has ever had. May you go on to bigger and better things and represent Tech in the best way possible. The seniors have one more game as Red Raiders, and let's hope that they go out and give their best and get a Win! Thanks seniors, with out ya'll we don't have the season we just experienced. Thanks for being Red Raiders!


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