Lobos Back on the Texas Road To Face Red Raiders
Sept. 11, 2012
Saturday: New Mexico at Texas Tech
The University of New Mexico football team continues its arduous three-game road trip with a stop in Lubbock, Texas to face the undefeated Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Fox College Sports, which is available on DirecTV (channel 623) and Comcast (263), will broadcast the game. Dish Network does not have Fox College Sports directly but could pick up the game on one its Fox Sports networks. Mike Gleason will handle play-by-play with Ben Leber as analyst and Lesley McCaslin as sideline reporter. Play-by-play announcer Scott Galetti and color commentator Greg Remington will handle the duties on the Lobo Radio Network.
UNM suffered its fourth shutout in its last eight games, dating to 2011, with its 45-0 loss at No. 17/15 Texas last weekend.
The Red Raiders have won 13 of the last 14 meetings between the schools, including three in a row. UNM last beat Texas Tech 27-24 in 2004 at University Stadium on Wes Zunker's 43-yard field goal as time expired.
The Lobos have lost 14 straight games to teams from Texas since they beat UTEP 26-13 at University Stadium in 2006.Six of those losses, including last week's game at Texas, have come on the road. UNM also is 3-12 against the Big 12 since 2000.
New Mexico currently is ranked 13th in the nation in rushing offense with an average of 276.5 yards per game.UNM has rushed for 553 yards and five rushing TDs this season. Through two games in 2011, the Lobos had 245 rushing yards and zero TDs.
Texas Tech is off to an impressive 2-0 start with convincing wins over Northwestern State and Texas State. The Red Raiders are No. 6 in the nation in passing offense with an average of 363.0 yards per game, No. 12 in total offense at 545.5 yards per game and No. 9 in scoring offense at 51.0 points per game.Red Raiders QB Seth Doege, who completed 40 of 44 passes for 401 yards and five touchdowns against UNM last season, needs 51 passing yards to reach the 5,000-yard mark for his career.
Coaching staffs on which UNM head coach Bob Davie has been a part have a 7-3-1 record all-time against Texas Tech. Notre Dame never has played Texas Tech, but Texas A&M was 7-2 against the Red Raiders when Davie coached there for nine seasons. Davie served as a graduate assistant coach at Arizona and was 0-1-1 against Texas Tech.