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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


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