LUBBOCK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for five touchdowns, three to Johnathan Giles, and ran for another to lead Texas Tech past Louisiana Tech 59-45 on Saturday night.
Giles finished with six catches for 186 yards.
Mahomes threw touchdown passes of 64, 36, 9, 42 and 4. The junior, who came into the game leading the nation in total offense, completed 26 of 36 passes for 470 yards.
Demarcus Felton rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries and had two touchdowns.
The Bulldogs fell behind 35-10 and couldn’t quell the Red Raiders up-tempo offense enough to pull off a comeback. They got within 11 points twice.
The Red Raiders (2-1) didn’t punt through three quarters and scored on six of their first seven possessions.
Jarred Craft had 151 yards on 21 carries and Trent Taylor caught six passes for 166 yards for the Bulldogs (1-2).
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