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Texas Tech beats Louisiana Tech 59-45 to move to 2-1

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech is playing Louisiana Tech in week 3 of the college football season. It's a whiteout at the Jones for the annual Celebrate Cotton game. 

The Red Raiders scored an early touchdown on a 12-yard run by Demarcus Felton to go up 7-0. 

After a Bulldogs field goal the Red Raiders scored another touchdown on a 64-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Jonathan Giles to take a 14-3 lead.

Texas Tech went up 21-3 on a second connection between Mahomes and Giles -- this one a 36-yard touchdown pass. 

End of 1st Qtr: Texas Tech 21, Louisiana Tech 3

Louisiana Tech responded quickly in the second quarter, scoring their first touchdown of the game just 15 seconds into the quarter. That made the score 21-10. 

Mahomes threw his third touchdown of the game on a nine-yard pass to Dylan Cantrell to give the Red Raiders a 28-10 lead with 12:04 left in the first half. 

Texas Tech added to the scoring onslaught on the third touchdown pass from Mahomes to Giles. A 42-yarder pushed the lead to 35-10 in favor of the Red Raiders. 

Louisiana Tech was able to score on a one-yard rushing touchdown with just :09 remaining in the half. 

Halftime: Texas Tech 35, Louisiana Tech 17

Louisiana Tech got on the scoreboard first in the second half with a one-yard run that finished off a 12-play, 75-yard drive. That pushed the score to 35-24.

The Red Raiders then went on a 75-yard drive of its own. Mahomes threw his 5th touchdown of the game on a five-yard toss to Cameron Batson to make 42-24. 

The Bulldogs scored on a 54-yard passing touchdown to narrow the gap to 42-31.

End of 3rd Qtr: Texas Tech 42, Louisiana Tech 31

Texas Tech got put it back to a three-score game, going on its second 11-play, 75-yard drive of the half. Felton got his second touchdown of the night on an eight-yard run. 

The Red Raiders tacked on a field goal with 7:10 remaining in the game to take a 52-31 lead. 

Less than a minute later Louisiana Tech struck back with a 74-yard touchdown score through the air. The score stood at 52-38 at the 6:22 mark. 

Texas Tech then ate up a good chunk of the clock with an 8-play, 61-yard drive that took 3:49 off the clock. Mahomes capped off his night with a two-yard touchdown run. 

Louisiana Tech scored a late touchdown, but by that point it was all but over. The Red Raiders move to 2-1.

Patrick Mahomes finished the night with 470 yards passing and five touchdowns. He added a rushing touchdown as well. 

Final: Texas Tech 59, Louisiana Tech 45

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