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NCAA Game Summary - Texas Tech at New Mexico



(Saturday, September 11th)

Final Score: Texas Tech 52, New Mexico 17

Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Quarterback Taylor Potts connected on 22- of-34 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns as the Texas Tech Red Raiders rolled over the New Mexico Lobos, 52-17, in a non-conference battle at University Stadium.

Lyle Leong caught five passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the victory for Texas Tech (2-0).

B.R. Holbrook hit on 30-of-50 tosses for 323 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss for New Mexico (0-2), while Ty Kirk pulled in five balls for 119 yards.

Texas Tech jumped out to a quick 14-0 advantage after scoring on its first two possessions. Potts completed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Austin Zouzalik and then Eric Stephens followed with a three-yard rushing score after the Red Raiders' special teams blocked a punt attempt by New Mexico.

The Lobos managed to bounce back on their next drive with a 28-yard field goal by James Aho.

Texas Tech's special teams continued to impress as Garrett Hentrup returned New Mexico's kickoff to the seven yard-line, setting up a two-yard touchdown run by Baron Batch.

Texas Tech made it 24-3 as Matt Williams booted a 22-yard field goal with 7:05 remaining in the first half.

New Mexico was able to answer back on its next drive, going 74 yards on just five plays as Holbrook completed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Reed.

The Red Raiders responded on their next possession as Potts completed a 25- yard touchdown pass to Leong for a 31-10 lead.

The Lobos then struck back, this time a bit more unconventionally. Holbrook fumbled the ball on a rushing attempt only to be recovered by teammate Chris Hernandez, who ran 45 yards for a New Mexico touchdown.

The Red Raiders were able to block a punt attempt by New Mexico after the Lobos' first drive of the third quarter proved unsuccessful. This set up Texas Tech on the one yard-line, enabling Batch to run for his second touchdown on the night.

Texas Tech would add two touchdowns in the final quarter en route to the victory. The first came from an 11-yard touchdown pass from Potts to Leong, while Steven Sheffield ran for a 10-yard score on the Red Raiders next drive.

Texas Tech had 462 total yards on the night as they now remain unscathed on the season.

09/12 00:50:11 ET

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