NCAA Game Summary - New Mexico at Texas Tech|
(Saturday, October 3rd)
Final Score: Texas Tech 48, New Mexico 28
Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Steven Sheffield completed 16-of-23 passes for
238 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a victory
over the New Mexico Lobos in a non-conference clash at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Tramain Swindall grabbed five balls for 139 yards in the win for Texas Tech
(3-2), while Harrison Jeffers caught five passes for 90 yards and a score as
well for the Red Raiders.
Donovan Porterie threw for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead New
Mexico (0-5) in the loss, while A.J. Butler ran for 103 yards and a score on
26 carries. Bryant Williams caught two passes for 75 yards and a touchdown as
well in the losing effort.
The Red Raiders jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the opening period of play
following a one-yard plunge by Jeffers.
The Lobos responded with a seven-yard toss from Porterie to Josh Fussell early
in the second period to tie the contest at 7-7.
But Texas Tech went into the break holding a 14-7 advantage following a 25-
yard toss from Sheffield to Alexander Torres as time expired.
The Red Raiders took a 21-7 lead early in the third period of play with a
five-yard run from Baron Batch.
Sheffield found Detron Lewis on a 20-yard toss midway through the period to
extend the Texas Tech advantage.
The Red Raiders continued to pile it on late in the frame, as Sheffield
connected on a 62-yard strike to Jeffers to make it a 35-7 game.
The Lobos found the end zone again early in the final period of play following
a 29-yard interception return by Frankie Solomon.
The Lobos added a one-yard plunge by A.J. Butler late in the frame.
The Red Raiders found the end zone again with under two minutes remaining on a
two-yard run by Matt Williams to take a 42-21 lead.
But the Lobos responded with under a minute to go as well, as Porterie found
Williams with a 61-yard strike.
The Red Raiders, however, added a two-yard run from Jeffers as time expired to
cap the 48-28 win.
UNM controlled the ball for more than 36 minutes on the afternoon, running a
total of 91 plays in the setback.
10/03 21:01:59 ET