Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

New Mexico at Texas Tech

Texas Tech 49, New Mexico 14

  •  

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Seth Doege threw for six touchdowns and 340 yards to lead Texas Tech past New Mexico 49-14 on Saturday night.

Doege threw touchdown passes of 20, 39, 7, 12, 11 and 14 yards and completed 27 of 35 passes before being replaced by backup Michael Brewer early in the third quarter.

Eric Ward caught three of Doege's touchdown passes and Jace Amaro got two of them as the senior quarterback made it look easy for Texas Tech (3-0).

The Red Raiders finished with 702 total yards, 325 on the ground.

New Mexico (1-2) struggled on offense and alternated starter B.R. Holbrook and backup Cole Gautsche at quarterback throughout the game. The Lobos finished with just 127 yards of offense.

The lone bright spot for New Mexico, shut out in the second half, came when Chase Clayton returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to pull the Lobos within 28-14.

Doege, who is in his second year as starter, became the ninth Red Raiders quarterback to pass for 5,000 yards when he found Bradley Marquez for an 18-yard completion in the first quarter. He got his 500th completion, the seventh Texas Tech quarterback to do so, when Marquez caught a 4-yard pass from him in the second quarter.

Eric Stephens lead Texas Tech's rushers with 118 yards on 12 carries and Kenny Williams had 105 yards on 14 carries.

Texas Tech's defense, long a weakness, showed why it was in the top 10 nationally coming into the game. The Red Raiders contained the pistol option the Lobos tried to use to keep Texas Tech's potent offense off the field.

Only once did New Mexico consume substantial time off the clock. The Lobos had a 17-play drive that took 7:41 bridging the first and second quarters and led to their first score when Demarcus Rogers ran for a 2-yard TD to make it 14-7.

It was the Lobos' first score in five quarters after they were shut out by Texas 45-0 last week, but it showed how they hoped to slow the Red Raiders' offense.

Doege was sharp all night. On the drive that led to his third touchdown pass to Ward that made it 28-7, he completed 7 of 8 passes during an 11-play drive.

Clayton muted most of the 58,955 Red Raiders fans on the next play when he took the kickoff and went nearly untouched along the sideline for a touchdown. It was Clayton's second kickoff return for a touchdown this season. He got the first one, also for 98 yards, in the season opener during a 66-21 win over Southern.

New Mexico's offense sputtered early, crossing into Texas Tech territory only once in the first quarter. Early in that drive Holbrook, who started the game, went out and Gautsche came in and together they took the Lobos down the field.

Lobos coach Bob Davie earlier this week said Holbrook was doubtful and his injured ribs were very sore.

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

September 7, 2014
17 Arizona State at New Mexico recap (2:03)
1 September 18, 2014
Inside College Football: Baron Huber on Crimson Tide
(5:15)
2 September 18, 2014
Mariota too nice?
(2:10)
3 September 17, 2014
Taysom Hill joins Jim Rome
(5:36)
 
Scoring Summary
TXTECHEric Ward 20 yd pass from Seth Doege (Ryan Bustin kick)
TXTECHEric Stephens 21 yd run (Ryan Bustin kick)
NMEXDemarcus Rogers 2 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
TXTECHEric Ward 39 yd pass from Seth Doege (Ryan Bustin kick)
TXTECHEric Ward 7 yd pass from Seth Doege (Ryan Bustin kick)
NMEXChase Clayton 98 yd kick return (Justus Adams kick)
TXTECHJace Amaro 9 yd pass from Seth Doege (Ryan Bustin kick)
TXTECHDarrin Moore 11 yd pass from Seth Doege (Ryan Bustin kick)
TXTECHJace Amaro 14 yd pass from Seth Doege (Ryan Bustin kick)
 
Team Stats
 NMEXTXTECH
First Downs838
Third Down Efficiency2-118-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-21-2
Plays-Net Yards47-12790-702
Rushes-Yds35-8445-325
Passing Yds43377
Kick Return Yds17750
Punt Return Yds08
Passes6-12-033-45-0
Punts7-3291-35
Fumbles-Lost0-02-1
Penalties-Yds4-378-90
Time of Poss.25:4334:17
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
NMEX: Cole Gautsche 8-36, Chase Clayton 2-13, Kasey Carrier 5-12, B.R. Holbrook 10-9, SaQwan Edwards 2-8, Jhurell Pressley 5-7, Demarcus Rogers 1-2, Carlos Wiggins 2--3
TXTECH: Eric Stephens 12-118, Kenny Williams 14-105, SaDale Foster 10-64, Michael Brewer 5-23, Jakeem Grant 2-11, Seth Doege 2-4
PASSING
NMEX: B.R. Holbrook 6-11-43-0, Cole Gautsche 0-1-0-0
TXTECH: Seth Doege 27-35-340-0, Michael Brewer 6-10-37-0
RECEIVING
NMEX: Carlos Wiggins 3-33, Lucas Reed 1-4, Jhurell Pressley 1-4, Chase Clayton 1-2
TXTECH: Eric Ward 5-90, Darrin Moore 5-49, Jace Amaro 4-57, Javon Bell 4-53, Tyson Williams 4-52, Bradley Marquez 2-24, Derreck Edwards 2-17, Jakeem Grant 2-3, Jordan Davis 1-10, Alex Torres 1-9, Kenny Williams 1-7, Omar Ontiveros 1-3, Eric Stephens 1-3
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
New Mexico3rd Mountain West Mountain0-00-2
Texas Tech2nd Big 12 0-02-1

CBSSports.com Shop

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Under Armour No.5 Shamrock Series Tackle Twill Football Jersey

2014 College Football Jerseys
Get your school today
Shop Now