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NCAA Game Summary - Rice at Texas Tech



(Saturday, September 12th)

Final Score: Texas Tech 55, Rice 10

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Taylor Potts threw for 457 yards and seven touchdowns, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders rolled past the Rice Owls, 55-10, in non-conference play at Jones A&T Stadium.

Potts completed 36-of-57 pass attempts for the Raiders (2-0), who were coming off a 38-13 trouncing of North Dakota State in last week's season opener. Lyle Leong pulled in nine balls for 117 yards and three touchdowns, while Tramain Swindall posted six receptions for 123 yards and a pair of scores.

The Owls (0-2) used three different quarterbacks in the game and they combined for 25-of-41 pass attempts for 197 yards, one touchdown and an interception. John Thomas Shepherd had the most success of the trio, as he engineered both scoring drives for Rice and finished 14-of-19 for 109 yards and a touchdown.

The Raiders took a 14-0 lead after one period of play, as Potts threw a five- yard touchdown pass to Edward Britton and a seven-yard strike to Leong in the opening quarter.

Rice got on the board in the second quarter behind a 45-yard field goal by Clark Fangmeier and that accounted for the only points of the frame.

Texas Tech took over after half and scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to grab a 35-3 lead. Potts hooked up with Leong from eight and 11 yards out and in between those touchdowns he hit Austin Zouzalik from 11 yards away for a score.

The Raiders made it 28-unaswered points when Eric Stephens pulled in a 34-yard touchdown pass from Potts early in the fourth quarter.

Rice stopped some the bleeding for moment with a three-yard touchdown pass from Shepherd to Taylor Dupree.

Texas Tech, however, responded with a pair of touchdowns passes from Potts to Swindall. He first connected with Swindall from 30 yards and then from 26 to complete the 55-10 trouncing.

On the night, Texas Tech rolled up 560 yards of total offense while limiting Rice to just 257 yards.

09/12 23:06:04 ET