The New Mexico Lobos (1-1) return to Texas on Saturday to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) one week after losing in Austin to the Texas Longhorns, 45-0. The Raiders will pose a tough task to the Lobos, who are 32.5-point underdogs (33.5-points on some lines).
The Lobos will also have history going against them in this contest, as they have lost 14 straight games to schools from Texas. Freshman quarterback Cole Gautsche is expected to start with B.R. Holbrook doubtful following a rib injury. Gautsche is just 1-of-6 passing in limited action this season, but he does lead the team is rushing yards with 123.
Texas Tech defeated Northwestern State and Texas State by a combined score of 102-16 to start the season. Quarterback Seth Doege has completed 73 percent of his passes for 518 yards and six touchdown passes. Kenny Williams and Eric Stephens Jr. lead the ground game with 136 and 120 yards.
Game time/date: 5 p.m. MT, Saturday, Sept. 15
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
TV Schedule: Fox College Sports
Odds: New Mexico is a 32.5-point underdog.
Matchup History: Texas Tech leads, 35-6-2
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