New Mexico 14, Texas Tech 49 | Quick Thoughts

Sept 15, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Kenny Williams (34) rushes against the New Mexico Lobos in the first quarter at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

I didn't watch the game, but it's not because I didn't want to do so. I left home to go hang out with family, eat some brisket and ribs and got home and found out that apparently my DirecTV wanted me to watch North Texas vs. Kansas St. Thankfully, I have a whole week to try to watch the game and catch up on things and it is always good to hang out with family and eat brisket. Unfortunately, I'll probably offer almost zero insight to those of you who did watch the game. With that being said, I will offer up some thoughts because that's what I do.

Leave your thoughts after the jump.

WHAT WENT RIGHT

  • Texas Tech rolled up over 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing. This is simply not fair. Kenny Williams and Eric Stephens each had over 100 yards rushing. To say that the offense is running on a lot of cylinders is an understatement.
  • QB Seth Doege was amazing statistically. Last year he was also amazing against New Mexico and he had a quarterback of 205, this year he had a rating of 215.
  • New Mexico rushed for 84 total yards. They had 127 total yards of offense on 49 plays. That's 2.5 yards per play and New Mexico had 8 first downs the whole game while Texas Tech had 38.
  • The rushing game averaged 7.2 yards per carry.
  • There were 13 different players that caught a pass this week. Last week, I think it was 12. Eric Ward seems to be back with a vengeance as he had 5 catches for 90 yards and 3 touchdowns. Good to have you back.

WHAT WENT WRONG

  • Texas Tech gave up a 98 yard special teams touchdown. That's really inexcusable and that might be the only fault of the entire team. On the other side of the coin, it means that the defense dominated almost the entire game except for one drive.
  • Of New Mexico's 129 total yards, 79 of them came on their one scoring drive. That means that New Mexico had 50 yards of offense for the rest of the game. Think about that for a second. Oops, I think this is in the wrong spot and should be in the section above.
  • Offensively, Kenny Williams lost a fumble after what was supposedly a fantastic run. I am sure he will be reminded of that for the next two weeks.
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