Taylor Potts threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns to lead Texas Tech over SMU 35-27 and give Tommy Tuberville a victory Sunday in his first game as Red Raiders coach. Texas Tech ran its winning streak against SMU to 14 games, dating back to 1989.
Potts was 34 for 53 with no interceptions and connected with
Lyle Leong for three scores and Detron Lewis for the other. Eric Stephens rushed for 3-yard TD to put Texas Tech up 35-14
midway through the third quarter.
The Mustangs had a chance late and were driving when they failed
to convert a fourth-and-21 from the 50 on their final drive. Texas Tech intercepted SMU quarterback Kyle Padron three times.
He threw for 218 yards.