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Texas Tech Handles Arizona State In Holiday Bowl
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 Quick Stats ASU TECH
First Downs 20 24
Passing Yards 125 403
Rushing Yards 287 81
Penalties-Yards 7-59 8-60
3rd Down Conversions 6-19 9-16
4th Down Conversions 3-4 1-1
Punts-Avg 6-40.0 5-32.2
Turnovers 1 2
Time of Possession 29:19 30:41
 
 Statistical Leaders
Passing C-Att Yds TD Int
 Kelly (ASU) 16-29 125 0 1
 Webb (TTU) 28-41 403 4 0
Rushing Car Yds TD Long
 Kelly (ASU) 25 177 1 84
 Washington (TTU) 14 50 0 12
Receiving Rec Yds TD Long
 Foster (ASU) 5 23 0 11
 Amaro (TTU) 8 112 0 23
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Davis Webb grabbed a piece of Holiday Bowl history while helping Texas Tech end its unsightly five-game losing streak.

The freshman threw for 403 yards and tied a Holiday Bowl record with four touchdown passes, and Texas Tech raced to a 37-23 victory over No. 16 Arizona State on Monday night.

Webb tied the record set by BYU's Jim McMahon in 1980 and matched by Kansas State's Brian Kavanagh in 1995 and Texas' Major Applewhite in 2001.

"It's pretty exhilarating right now. I'm so proud of this team," Webb said.

"When Coach told me I was going to start, there was nothing but joy," Webb said. "I told myself that I was going to make sure that I was going to send the seniors out right. We came prepared. We leaned on each other and we showed that today."

The Red Raiders (8-5) won for the first time since beating West Virginia on Oct. 19. Arizona State (10-4) lost its second straight.

Webb completed 28 of 41 passes. He threw touchdown passes of 18 and 21 yards to Jakeem Grant, 1 yard to Rodney Hall and 23 yards to Bradley Marquez, all in the first half.

"He's really battled to separate himself all year," said first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, a former Red Raiders quarterback.

"To play that young in this type of arena, D-1, that's very rare and I think he does a great job handling the pressure coming out here and making things happen," wide receiver Eric Ward said.

After losing their final five games by an average of 20.6 points, the Red Raiders scored on four of their first five drives to take a 27-6 lead 5 minutes into the second quarter.

Kingsbury said the Red Raiders had seen predictions that they'd lose by 22 points.

"We saw that all week. We knew what people thought and we knew the type of team we had," the coach said.

"We didn't get any respect all weekend long," Ward said. "It was all about Arizona State and their record and this, that and the other. So we used that to fuel the fire."

Ward said the losing streak "preyed upon us pretty heavily. No one likes losing that much and lose that much on the road. It starts depressing the team a little bit. We just did all we could to prepare for this game. During the bowl practices, the time we had together helped us bond together."

Texas Tech All-America tight end Jace Amaro had eight catches for 112 yards. He set the FBS single-season record for yards receiving by a tight end with 1,352.

The Sun Devils, coming off a 38-14 loss to Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game, were held 18 points below their average. They dropped to 0-4 in the Holiday Bowl dating to 1985.

"I'm very embarrassed for our program," coach Todd Graham said. "As coaches we didn't have our guys prepared to play. They came to play. We didn't. Give them credit. I was embarrassed for the fans that showed up today. We didn't have our players prepared. Zero excuses, but we didn't have our players prepared to play. It was an ugly game offensively and defensively. We just didn't play very well. They were the more passionate team today."

While Texas Tech was finding the end zone early on, Arizona State had to settle for field goals of 44 and 31 yards by Zane Gonzalez.

The Sun Devils got their first touchdown when D.J. Foster scored on a 20-yard run with 7:52 left in the second quarter to close to 27-13. ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly scored on a 44-yard run early in the third, but Reginald Davis returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to extend the Red Raiders' lead to 34-20.

Kelly gained 135 yards on 25 carries but threw for only 125 yards, going 16 of 29. He was sacked three times. Foster gained 132 yards on 20 carries.

Arizona State's Richard Smith couldn't hold onto a 50-yard pass from Kelly as he tripped and tumbled into the end zone with 9:50 left and the Sun Devils trailing by 14.

Texas Tech Bowl History (Record 14-21-1)
Dec. 30, 2013 Holiday Bowl-Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23
Dec. 28, 2012 Texas Bowl-Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31
Jan. 1, 2011 TicketCity Bowl-Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38
Jan. 2, 2010 Alamo Bowl-Texas Tech 41, Michigan State 31
Jan. 2, 2009 Cotton Bowl-Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 34
Jan. 1, 2008 Gator Bowl-Texas Tech 31, Virginia 28
Dec. 29, 2006 Insight Bowl-Texas Tech 44, Minnesota 41, OT
Jan. 2, 2006 Cotton Bowl-Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10
Dec. 30, 2004 Holiday Bowl-Texas Tech 45, California 31
Dec. 30, 2003 Houston Bowl-Texas Tech 38, Navy 14
Dec. 23, 2002 Tangerine Bowl-Texas Tech 55, Clemson 15
Dec. 29, 2001 Alamo Bowl-Iowa 19, Texas Tech 16
Dec. 27, 2000 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl-East Carolina 40, Texas Tech 27
Dec. 31, 1998 Independence Bowl-Mississippi 35, Texas Tech 18
Dec. 29, 1996 Alamo Bowl-Iowa 27, Texas Tech 0
Dec. 27, 1995 Copper Bowl-Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41
Jan. 2, 1995 Cotton Bowl-Southern Cal 55, Texas Tech 14
Dec. 24, 1993 John Hancock Bowl-Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 10
Dec. 28, 1989 All American Bowl-Texas Tech 49, Duke 21
Dec. 20, 1986 Independence Bowl-Mississippi 20, Texas Tech 17
Dec. 23, 1977 Tangerine Bowl-Florida State 40, Texas Tech 17
Dec. 31, 1976 Bluebonnet Bowl-Nebraska 27, Texas Tech 24
Dec. 28, 1974 Peach Bowl-Texas Tech 6, Vanderbilt 6, tie
Dec. 29, 1973 Gator Bowl-Texas Tech 28, Tennessee 19
Dec. 30, 1972 Sun Bowl-North Carolina 32, Texas Tech 28
Dec. 19, 1970 Sun Bowl-Georgia Tech 17, Texas Tech 9
Dec. 31, 1965 Gator Bowl-Georgia Tech 31, Texas Tech 21
Dec. 26, 1964 Sun Bowl-Georgia 7, Texas Tech 0
Jan. 2, 1956 Sun Bowl-Wyoming 21, Texas Tech 14
Jan. 1, 1954 Gator Bowl-Texas Tech 35, Auburn 13
Jan. 1, 1952 Sun Bowl-Texas Tech 25, Pacific U. 14
Dec. 31, 1949 Raisin Bowl-San Jose State 20, Texas Tech 13
Jan. 1, 1948 Sun Bowl-Miami, Ohio 13, Texas Tech 12
Jan. 1, 1942 Sun Bowl-Tulsa 6, Texas Tech 0
Jan. 2, 1939 Cotton Bowl-St. Mary's 20, Texas Tech 13
Jan. 1, 1938 Sun Bowl-West Virginia 7, Texas Tech 6
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