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Ugly End to SMU Game

September 05, 2004|From Associated Press

DALLAS — The end of Texas Tech's 27-13 victory over Southern Methodist on Saturday night was marred by a skirmish sparked by the Red Raiders' use of a hurry-up offense in the last minute in which they called six pass plays.

Mustang Coach Phil Bennett charged toward counterpart Mike Leach, setting off the skirmish involving nearly everyone on both teams. Punches and helmets were thrown, but no one appeared to get hurt.

"I told Mike I didn't appreciate how the game ended," Bennett said.

Texas Tech quarterback Sonny Cumbie wasn't about to apologize. "We're not a team that kneels on the ball or runs the ball up the middle," he said. "It's a different philosophy. If you don't like it, stop it."

Leach said he had only one regret about the final minute. "I wish we would've caught the ball," he said.

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