Last-second field goal gives Texas Tech Meineke Bowl win

1:15 AM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Ryan Bustin buried a 28-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Texas Tech to a 34-31 triumph over Minnesota on Friday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl at Reliant Stadium.

Seth Doege finished 31-of-45 for 271 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, while also rushing for 20 yards and a score on five carries for the Red Raiders (8-5), who were coached by offensive line coach Chris Thomsen after former head coach Tommy Tuberville decided to leave the school earlier this month to become the new head coach at Cincinnati.

Darrin Moore caught 11 passes for 84 yards, while Eric Ward added seven catches for 79 yards and a score in the victory.

Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and Rodrick Williams Jr. added 60 yards and a score on 12 carries for the Golden Gophers (6-7), who wrapped up their season with three straight losses.

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson finished 7-of-18 passing for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but threw a game-changing interception with less than a minute left to set up Bustin's game-winning kick.

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