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Texas Tech wins Holiday Bowl

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 10:49 a.m. CDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Davis Webb helped end Texas Tech’s unsightly five-game losing streak while making sure the Red Raiders’ seniors had a great sendoff.

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.

“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.

“It’s pretty exhilarating right now. I’m so proud of this team,” he added.

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.

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