Texas Tech 41, Southern Methodist 23

Date - Friday, August 30, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Attendance - 34790

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Texas Tech 3 10 7 21 41
Southern Methodist 3 6 7 7 23

Recap


Texas Tech 41, Southern Methodist 23: Baker Mayfield threw for 413 yards and accounted for five touchdowns to lead visiting Texas Tech to its 15th consecutive victory against Southern Methodist.

Mayfield, a walk-on freshman, completed 43-of-60 passes for four touchdowns while becoming the first freshman to start a season opener for the Red Raiders. Eric Ward caught 13 passes for 150 yards and Bradley Marquez, Jordan Davis, Reginald Davis and Jakeem Grant each hauled in a touchdown pass for Texas Tech.

Southern Methodist quarterback Garrett Gilbert completed 41-of-62 passes for 388 yards and also scampered for a 23-yard touchdown run that cut the deficit to 20-16 in the third quarter. Jeremy Johnson was the No. 1 option for Gilbert, catching 12 passes for 131 yards, while Darius Johnson hauled in 11 receptions for 103 yards.

After a low-scoring start to the game, Mayfield completed all five of his pass attempts on Texas Tech’s first touchdown drive, capping it off with a 33-yard touchdown strike to Davis for a 13-6 lead with 1:01 left in the first half.

Chase Hover booted his third field goal as time expired to keep SMU within four, but Hover missed from 27 yards out on the opening drive of the second half and Mayfield led the Red Raiders down the field, hooking up with Marquez for a 10-yard touchdown reception. Mayfield’s 11-yard TD run with 10:05 left in the game pushed the lead back to 27-16 and sparked a 21-0 fourth-quarter run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gilbert and Mayfield went to Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, as did backup quarterback Collin LaGasse of SMU and Michael Brewer of Texas Tech, the starter until he was sidelined with a back injury. … Texas Tech had four sacks in the first half, which tied its single-game high from last season. … Ward caught a school-record 16 passes two years ago against Baylor.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:23
Texas Tech   FG  Southern Methodist 0 - Texas Tech 3
1st Quarter - 5:15
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 3 - Texas Tech 3
2nd Quarter - 13:34
Texas Tech   FG  Southern Methodist 3 - Texas Tech 6
2nd Quarter - 5:24
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 6 - Texas Tech 6
2nd Quarter - 1:01
Texas Tech   TD  Southern Methodist 6 - Texas Tech 13
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 9 - Texas Tech 13
3rd Quarter - 7:53
Texas Tech   TD  Southern Methodist 9 - Texas Tech 20
3rd Quarter - 5:38
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 16 - Texas Tech 20
4th Quarter - 10:05
Texas Tech   TD  Southern Methodist 16 - Texas Tech 27
4th Quarter - 5:40
Texas Tech   TD  Southern Methodist 16 - Texas Tech 34
4th Quarter - 2:40
Texas Tech   TD  Southern Methodist 16 - Texas Tech 41
4th Quarter - 1:05
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 23 - Texas Tech 41
TEAMS

Team Records

  Texas Tech Southern Methodist
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Texas Tech Southern Methodist
Score 41 23
First Downs 31 31
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-18
56%
7-for-19
37%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 461 490
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-48 31-102
Average/Rush 1.8 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 43-60 41-62
Passing Yards 413 388
Average/Pass Play 6.5 5.8
Penalties-Yards 8-80 9-94
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 28:37 31:23

PLAYER STATS

Texas Tech (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Mayfield 43/60 413 4 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 41/62 388 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Grant 2 16 8.0 0
B. Mayfield 12 16 1.3 1
D. Washington 4 9 2.2 0
K. Williams 9 7 0.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Gilbert 14 53 3.8 1
T. Shead 9 22 2.4 0
P. Line 6 20 3.3 1
J. Taylor 1 7 7.0 0
C. LaGasse 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Ward 13 150 11.5 0
J. Davis 5 70 14.0 1
B. Marquez 6 56 9.3 1
J. Amaro 3 42 14.0 0
J. Grant 5 38 7.6 1
R. Davis 1 22 22.0 1
D. Washington 3 10 3.3 0
S. Corker 1 9 9.0 0
K. Williams 4 7 1.8 0
S. Foster 1 7 7.0 0
B. Pearson 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Johnson 12 131 10.9 0
D. Joseph 11 103 9.4 0
K. Holman 4 53 13.2 0
D. Thompson 6 50 8.3 0
A. Holleman 1 17 17.0 0
T. Shead 3 12 4.0 0
J. Gaines 1 12 12.0 0
C. LaGasse 2 9 4.5 0
P. Line 1 1 1.0 0