Taylor Potts threw seven touchdowns to lead Texas Tech past Rice 55-10 on Saturday night.
He threw TD passes of 5, 7, 8, 11, 27, 34 and 30 yards as Texas Tech moved to 2-0 on the season. Potts completed 36 of 57 passes for 456 yards and threw to 13 different receivers.
It was his second consecutive 400-plus yard performance. Last week, though, Potts threw three interceptions; he had none against the Owls.
Lyle Leong, Potts’ teammate at Abilene High, caught three of Potts’ scoring strikes. Adam Zouzalik, Edward Britton, Tramain Swindall and Eric Stephens each caught one TD pass from Potts. Swindall caught a 26-yarder from backup Steven Sheffield late in the game.
Rice (0-2) used three quarterbacks, Nick Fanuzzi, John Thomas Shepherd and Ryan Lewis, but none could sustain a potent enough attack to keep up with Texas Tech’s offensive.
Potts’ seven TD passes fell one short of a school record.