OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Texas Tech Scores Two Late
Touchdowns to Seal Victory
T he 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl didn’t
disappoint as 64,757 fans packed the
Alamodome for its sixth largest crowd
in Alamo Bowl history and its third sellout in its last
four bowl games. With turmoil surrounding the fi ring
of Mike Leach, Texas Tech interim head coach Ruffi n
McNeill was able to keep the Red Raiders focused.
Texas Tech jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the
fi rst quarter after Baron Batch rushed for a three-yard
touchdown. Michigan State countered the Red Raiders
attack as Edwin Baker rushed up the middle for 46
yards scoring the Spartans’ fi rst TD of the game and
the fi rst of his career.
The fi reworks continued to go off in the second
quarter as Texas Tech scored three times on two
field goals and a Taylor Potts touchdown toss to
Lyle Leong. MSU scored on a 48-yard bomb from Kirk
Cousins to Keshawn Martin. Michigan State trailed
20-14 at halftime.
Early in the third, Cousins rushed up the middle
on a quarterback draw pushing Michigan State into
the lead 21-20. The back-and-forth battle continued
as the Red Raiders responded with a touchdown as
Potts hit Jacoby Franks for a 14-yard touchdown
bringing the score to 27-21. Late in the quarter, in
the wildcat formation, Keshawn Martin dumped one
over the middle to wide receiver Blair White for an
eight-yard touchdown giving the Spartans the lead.
MSU took a 28-27 lead into the fourth quarter, and
appeared to get a break when Tech quarterback Taylor
Potts left the game after injuring his non-throwing
hand. He left after throwing for 372 yards, secondmost
in Alamo Bowl history.
With Tech down 31-27, backup QB Steven Sheffi eld
marched the Red Raiders downfi eld in eight plays,
the last an 11-yard touchdown pass to Detron Lewis
taking the lead 34-31. Baron Batch tacked on a 25-yard
touchdown run late in the game to seal the victory.
Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts threw for two touchdowns
and 372 yards before leaving late in the game with an injury.
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
Texas Tech 7 13 7 14 41
Michigan St. 7 7 14 3 31