Red Raiders Beat New Mexico, 52-17 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Red Raiders Beat New Mexico, 52-17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Taylor Potts tossed three touchdown passes, with two of those going to Lyle Leong, to lead Texas Tech to a 52-17 victory Saturday over New Mexico.

The Red Raiders (2-0) benefited from two blocked punts at the beginning of each half that led to short touchdown drives.

The Lobos (0-2) didn't help themselves by committing 16 penalties for 145 yards.

New Mexico quarterback B.R. Holbrook had 323 yards passing, his first career 300-yard game, and UNM receiver Ty Kirk set a career high with 119 yards.

Baron Batch also rushed for two touchdowns for Texas Tech.

The Red Raiders took a 24-3 lead early in the second quarter before the Lobos closed within 31-17 and had a chance for more points before halftime, but an offensive pass interference and a personal foul on the same play negated a UNM touchdown with seven seconds left.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Sports is in Albuquerque and will have all the highlights Sunday at ten.

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