Sept. 15, 2012
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Weather conditions at kickoff: Cloudy Skies; 65 degrees; Winds were calm.
Tonight's game was televised by Fox College Sports.
Tonight's game marked the 45th meeting between Texas Tech and New Mexico and the first meeting in Lubbock since 2009.
Tonight's game marked the 964th all-time game in Texas Tech history.
New Mexico won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. Texas Tech is now 0-3 on the opening coin toss.
Texas Tech wore red jerseys, black pants and black helmets tonight against New Mexico. The last time Tech wore this uniform combination was in a 35-34 win over Nevada on Sept. 24, 2011.
Sophomore linebacker Zach Winbush made his first career start in tonight's game at SAM linebacker.
Senior safety Cody Davis made his team-leading 39th career start tonight against New Mexico. Offensive linemen LaAdrian Waddle and Deveric Gallington both made their 28th consecutive starts in tonight's game.
Tonight's attendance was 58,955 which marked the fourth-largest crowd in school history.
Tonight's game captains were seniors Eugene Neboh and Deveric Gallington
Starters - (Offense) - (LT) LaAdrian Waddle, (LG) Alfredo Morales, (C) Deveric Gallington, (RG) Le'Raven Clark (RT) Terry McDaniel, (QB) Seth Doege, (F) Kenny Williams, (TE) Jace Amaro, (Z) Darrin Moore , (X) Eric Ward, (Y) Tyson Williams (Defense) - (LE) Dartwan Bush, (DT) Delvon Simmons (NT) Kerry Hyder, (RE) Jackson Richards, (WILL) Terrance Bullitt, (MIKE) Will Smith, (SAM) Zach Winbush, (LC) Bruce Jones, (RC) Eugene Neboh, (RS) Cody Davis, (LS) DJ Johnson
TECH'S WIN . .
Gives Texas Tech a 3-0 record to start the season.
Gives Texas Tech a 37-6-2 all-time record against New Mexico.
Gives Texas Tech a 51-13 record at home since 2002.
Gives Texas Tech a 53-4 (.930 winning percentage) record against unranked opponents at Jones AT&T Stadium since 2000.
Gives Texas Tech 24 consecutive non-conference wins at home.
Gives Texas Tech its 101st all-time win on television.
Gives Texas Tech a perfect 4-0 record all-time on Sept. 15 and a 2-0 record against the Lobos on this date.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 126-72 career record.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 16-12 record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a 3-0 record against New Mexico.
Gives Tommy Tuberville a career non-conference record of 49-6.
Gives Tommy Tuberville an 11-0 non-conference record as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
FIRST HALF FIREWORKS
Texas Tech compiled 44 first half points - the last time that happened in a half was against Weber State (44) in 2010.
Texas Tech compiled 25 first downs - the last time that happened in a half was against Weber State (25) in 2010.
Texas Tech compiled 153 rushing yards - the last time that happened in a half was against Weber State (157) in 2010.
Texas Tech compiled 302 passing yards - the last time that happened in a half was against Baylor (306) in 2010.
Texas Tech compiled 50 total plays - the last time that happened in a half was against Northwestern State (51) in 2012.
Texas Tech compiled 455 total yards of offense - the last time that happened in a half was against Weber State (467) in 2010.
Eric Stephens compiled 85 rushing yards - the last time that happened in a half was against Indiana State in 2005 when Taurean Henderson had 141.
Seth Doege compiled 302 passing yards - the last time that happened in a half was against Baylor in 2010 when Taylor Potts had 306.
Seth Doege compiled five touchdown passes - the last time that happened in a half was against Kansas State in 2009 when Steven Sheffield also had five.
Eric Ward compiled three receiving touchdowns - the last time that happened in a half was at Oklahoma State in 2007 when Michael Crabtree also had three.
EYE ON DOEGE
Made his 15th consecutive start.
With just under eight minutes to go in the fi rst quarter, Doege connected with Bradley Marquez on a 19-yard pass and that pushed him over the 5,000 career passing yards mark. He became just the ninth quarterback in school history to reach the 5,000 career passing yards mark.
Notched his 500th career completion (to Bradley Marquez) with just over four minutes remaining in the first half.
Threw his fifth touchdown pass OF THE FIRST HALF to senior receiver Darrin Moore with five seconds left in the second quarter. The last Tech quarterback to throw five touchdown passes in a half was Steven Sheffield against Kansas State in 2009.
Set a new career high with his sixth touchdown pass of the game early in the third quarter. That touchdown pass, to Jace Amaro, gave the Red Raiders a 49-14 lead.
Moved into 8th place on Texas Tech career passing yardage list with 5,289 yards.
Is now tied for 6th place on Texas Tech career passing touchdowns list with 42.
Moved into 9th place on Texas Tech career attempts list with 817.
Moved into 8th place on Texas Tech career touchdowns responsible for with 46.
WARD TURNS IN BILETNIKOFF AWARD WORTHY PERFORMANCE
Junior receiver Eric Ward, who missed last week's game due to a concussion, had a Biletnikoff Award worthy performance in tonight's game against New Mexico.
Ward caught three touchdown passes in the first half to help guide the Red Raiders to a 42-14 halftime lead. He finished the night with 90 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Scored the first touchdown of the game when he caught a 20-yard strike from Seth Doege with 11:05 remaining in the first quarter. The touchdown catch was his first of the season.
Caught his second TD pass of the game on a 39-yard completion from Doege with 7:57 remaining in the first half. It marked his fifth career multiple touchdown
game and his first of the season. It also marked the first time in his career that he scored two touchdowns in the first half of a game.
His third TD reception of the game came late in the first half and gave the Red Raiders a 28-7 lead. With that TD catch, he became the first Red Raider with three
TD catches in a game since Alex Torres in last year's win at No. 1 Oklahoma.
His three TD catches in the first half of the game is a first by a Red Raider since Michael Crabtree (Biletnikoff Award winner in 2007 and 2008) had three in the first
half at Oklahoma State on Sept. 22, 2007.
STEPHENS HITS THE CENTURY MARK
Senior running back Eric Stephens surpassed the 100-yard Saturday night with a total of 118 on 12 attempts. It marked his fi rst 100+ yard rushing game since recording 124 yards on 26 attempts against Kansas on Oct. 1, 2011.
NOTING THE RED RAIDERS
Senior running back Eric Stephens scored the second touchdown of the game (21-yard rush) and on that play he surpassed the 4,000 career all-purpose yards
mark. The touchdown was his third of the season and the 19th of his career.
Senior receiver Alex Torres now has at least one completion in 36 of 38 career games.
Junior fullback Omar Ontiveros picked up his first career reception in the final minutes of the first half.
Sophomore Jace Amaro caught a 9-yard TD pass with 34 seconds remaining in the first half. Amaro caught his second touchdown pass of the game (14
yards) early in the third quarter for the first multiple-TD game of his career.
Sophomore running back Kenny Williams recorded a career-high 105 rushing yards on the night to surpass his previous career high of 74 yards against Northwestern
State in the season-opener on Sept. 1.
Junior SaDale Foster rushed for a career high 64-yards on 10 attempts to surpass his previous career-high of 56 which he recorded last week at Texas State.
Texas Tech extended its school-record consecutive game scoring streak to 184 games when Eric Ward caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Texas Tech scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the game and that marked a first since the Red Raiders scored TDs on the first four drives of the
2011 game against New Mexico in Albuquerque.
New Mexico's 98-yard kickoff return for touchdown late in the first half was the longest allowed by the Red Raiders since Kansas State's Tyler Lockett ran one
back 100 yards in last year's game in Lubbock.
Texas Tech has had 10-plus receivers catch at least one pass in all three games this season.
Texas Tech's 325 rushing yards tonight is the most for a Tech team since compiling 324 yards against UTEP in 1998.
Texas Tech allowed just 43 passing yards which is the fewest since allowing 40 against Navy in the 2003 EV1.net Houston Bowl.