Adam Zuvanich

Sheffield still in to start second half

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Steven Sheffield is once again playing quarterback for Texas Tech to start the third quarter, which means one of two things: Either Taylor Potts is injured, or Mike Leach has benched him after a lackluster first half in which he was 13-of-23 passing for 215 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. I think it's the latter, but the second scenario isn't out of the realm of possibility, especially after Sheffield looked sharp while leading Tech to a go-ahead score on the last possession of the first half.

Adam Zuvanich

New QB sparks Tech to halftime lead, but it's not all good

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Steven Sheffield replaced Taylor Potts - who appears to be injured - on Texas Tech's last possession of the first half. And the 6-4, 190-pound junior, who has played in only one other game this year, immediately provided a spark. Sheffield completed 4 of 5 passes for 86 yards on a five-play drive that took less than a minute, and his 25-yard strike to Alex Torres gave the Red Raiders a 14-7 lead as time expired in the second quarter. But Tech has to be concerned about Potts, and for that matter its depleted offensive line.

Adam Zuvanich

Wall turns tide, injuries mounting

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Just when it looked like New Mexico was about to take the lead, Jamar Wall swung the momentum back toward Texas Tech. The senior cornerback stripped New Mexico's A.J. Butler at the 7-yard line, igniting the home crowd and the Tech sideline. The mood was more subdued only three plays later, though, because another Red Raider starter was injured.

Adam Zuvanich

Lobos tie it, Tech defense down a man

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

We've got ourselves a ballgame, folks. Following Taylor Potts' second interception of the day, New Mexico drove 56 yards, took advantage of a pass-interference call against Julius Howard and tied the game on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Donovan Porterie to Justin Fussell with 12:05 left in the first half. What's worse for Texas Tech is that Cody Davis went down during a fourth-down run by New Mexico's A.J. Butler - who already has 69 rushing yards.

Adam Zuvanich

Potts, Tech offense struggling

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Big hits by defensive backs LaRon Moore and Brett Dewhurst broke up New Mexico passes on third and fourth down, giving Texas Tech the ball at its own 42-yard line late in the first quarter. But Taylor Potts gave it right back, throwing his second interception to New Mexico cornerback Nathan Enriquez on an underthrown deep pass to Alex Torres. Potts is just 5-of-13 passing at this point, and most of his 131 yards came on the first play from scrimmage - a 79-yard completion to Tramain Swindall that set up the game's only score.

Adam Zuvanich

Raiders catch a break, but so do Lobos

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

New Mexico threatened to answer the quick opening score by Texas Tech, driving all the way to the Red Raiders' 21-yard line and appearing to pick up another first down on a short run by A.J. Butler. But the Lobos were called for holding on the play, and Daniel Howard knocked the ball out of Donovan Porterie's hand as he tried to make a pass on third-and-11. New Mexico's James Aho then shanked a 48-yard field goal attempt. The Red Raiders quickly marched down the field again and were about to score for a second time, but Taylors Potts was picked off by Nathan Enriquez at the 4-yard line.

Adam Zuvanich

Well, that was quick - and easy

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Only 38 seconds have ticked off the game clock, and Texas Tech already has a 7-0 lead. Taylor Potts threw deep over the middle to Tramain Swindall on the first play from scrimmage, and Swindall shed a tackle and raced all the way to the 1-yard line before being tripped up by New Mexico's Frankie Baca. Harrison Jeffers ran it in the end zone on the next play. That's about as good of a start as one could imagine.

Adam Zuvanich

Pink Power: Tech, UNM set to start

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Texas Tech and New Mexico are just minutes away from kicking off at Jones Stadium, which is covered in pink this afternoon - instead of the traditional red and black. Today is "Think Pink" day to promote breast cancer awareness, and I'd say about half the fans in the stands at this point are wearing pink T-shirts. It's kind of a weird sight, but it's certainly for a good cause. Anyway, the Red Raiders are looking to rebound from two straight losses on the road, and New Mexico figures to be the perfect springboard.

Paul Lyle

Hell on Earth Just North of Town

By: Paul Lyle | Blog: Closing Argument

IF THERE IS A HELL ON EARTH MIGHT IT BE NORTH OF LUBBOCK on I-27  across from the airport?   In clear sight of interstate traffic? What the heck is that place? ---all those heaps and mounds of something.    It makes me think of Gehenna in the Bible, that rocky valley just south of Jerusalem where trash, filth, and the bodies of dead animals were burned up in Bible days.

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Donald R. May

Obama Gets No Respect

By: Donald R. May | Blog: Mr. Conservative

President Barack Obama pleaded Chicago’s case to the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympics. On its first vote, the IOC rebuffed President Obama.  Chicago was the first city eliminated from the final competition of four cities.  The news media was waiting.  Chicago was waiting.  Mayor Richard M.

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