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BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: November 22, 2009 at 7:14 am •  Published: November 22, 2009

/articleid/3419448/1/pictures/769587">Photo - OU's DeMarco Murray (7) tries to get past Will Ford (7) of Texas Tech after Murray was snapped the ball during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech University Red Raiders (TTU) at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
OU's DeMarco Murray (7) tries to get past Will Ford (7) of Texas Tech after Murray was snapped the ball during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech University Red Raiders (TTU) at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

"I always felt like he personified what a football player is and what a football player should be," said Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, adding that he never got to meet the linebacker.

Simmons back, Caleb out of rotation

Senior right guard Brian Simmons returned against Texas Tech after missing five games with a knee injury.

"It felt great, I didn't have any pain in my knee," Simmons said.

Junior receiver Brandon Caleb dressed for the third consecutive game, but played mostly on special teams.

Big play for Midwest City native

Texas Tech junior cornerback and Midwest City native LaRon Moore intercepted Landry Jones off a tipped pass with 9:26 in the third quarter.

Moore returned the interception to the Oklahoma 18-yard line, setting up a 37-yard field goal that put Texas Tech up 27-6.

Leach sets record

With the win on Saturday, Leach became the all-time wins leader in Tech history at 83 wins.

"It means a lot," Leach said.

Leach is now 83-43 as coach of the Red Raiders.

BY DAVID UBBEN


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