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Texas Tech rips Weber St., earns bowl eligibility

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Taylor Potts threw for three touchdowns and ran for another -- all in the first half -- to lead Texas Tech over Weber State 64-21 on Saturday.

The win made the Red Raiders (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) bowl eligible for an 18th straight year; they've gotten berths the past 10 years.

Potts, coming off his worst game in 19 career starts, threw touchdown passes of 4, 7 and 6 yards. He finished 21 of 24 for 272 yards.

Red Raiders backup quarterback Stephen Sheffield came in just before halftime and threw a 15-yard TD to Aron Crawford. Baron Batch and Ben McRoy together scored three rushing TDs.

Weber State (6-5, 5-3 Big Sky) scored in the third quarter when Cameron Higgins hit Brian Jankowski for a 6-yard touchdown to make it 47-7. In the fourth quarter, running back Vaingamalie Tafuna scored on a 3-yard run and backup quarterback Mike Hoke hit Bo Bolen for a 30-yarder to make it 64-21.