Indiana State 7

(0-4, 0-2 away)

(19) Texas Tech 63

(3-0, 3-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2005

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

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INST 0 0 0 77
#19TTU 14 35 7 763

Top Performers

Passing: C. Hodges (TTU) - 227 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Henderson (TTU) - 10 CAR, 141 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Petrowski (INST) - 5 REC, 44 YDS, 1 TD

No. 19 Texas Tech drubs I-AA Indiana State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech's backups had another chance to shine during a third straight early season runaway.

This time, coach Mike Leach said they didn't make the most of it.

Taurean Henderson ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 19 Texas Tech beat Division I-AA Indiana State 63-7 on Saturday night. But the Red Raiders scored only once after taking a 56-0 lead on their first possession of the third quarter, leaving Leach worried about his team's effort.

"The score affects the clock and it affects the plays you select, but it should not affect how hard you try," Leach said. "We had some cases where it did, and we'll be addressing that Sunday."

Texas Tech (3-0) was coming off an 80-21 win over Sam Houston State, another I-AA school. After that game, quarterback Cody Hodges said be believed his offense could score 100 points. He later clarified his comments, saying the Red Raiders expect to score every time they have the ball, but weren't focusing on reaching triple digits.

Henderson and Hodges came out after the first half, and Indiana State (0-4) easily avoided the record book.

"I think that coach Leach showed a lot of class by getting his younger guys in the game," Indiana State coach Lou West said. "They may need those guys down the stretch this season and it is good experience for them. I thought as a team they showed a lot of class and that is something I will not forget."

Leach said the Red Raiders' lopsided wins -- they also beat Florida International 56-3 in their opener -- have enabled younger players to gain experience. But he was disappointed after Texas Tech had trouble scoring in the second half Saturday.

"The backup offense I thought was poor," Leach said. "The backup defense I thought was good for a period of time."

Henderson, the NCAA's active leader in touchdowns, scored on carries of 3, 44 and 6 yards to give Texas Tech a 21-0 lead. His first scoring run made him the Red Raiders' career leader in touchdowns and points. Henderson finished the game with 55 touchdowns for 330 points -- James Gray had 52 touchdowns and 312 points from 1986-89.

Henderson has scored in 10 straight games.

"What we do as an offense is score points," he said. "My job as a running back in this offense is to score points. Getting the record is something that just came along with it."

Hodges went 25-of-32 for 227 yards and three touchdowns. His 10-yard pass to Jarrett Hicks made it 28-0 in the second quarter, and Texas Tech blew the game open later in the period with two touchdowns in 9 seconds.

Hodges threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Joel Filani with 3:37 left in the half. After Martuan Sample fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Hodges found Filani again for an 11-yard touchdown.

On Indiana State's next possession, Brandon Douglas blocked a punt, picked up the loose ball and ran 2 yards to the end zone to make it 49-0.

Hodges, who entered as the nation's leader with 445 yards passing per game, threw his first interception of the season in the opening quarter. But when Rocky Alo tried to return it, he was hit by Hodges and fumbled. Texas Tech recovered.

"We were sloppier on both sides of the ball but we played well for a period of time," Leach said.

Henderson also caught four passes for 18 yards. The senior has 247 receptions, second on the NCAA career list among running backs behind Long Beach State's Mark Templeton, who had 262 from 1984-87.

Texas Tech entered ranked No. 1 in the nation in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense, but Indiana State forced the Red Raiders to punt after only three plays on their first possession.

"I feel like we gained their respect from the first series of the ballgame," Sycamores defensive back Rocky Alo said. "No one expected us to come out and force Texas Tech to three and out."

But the Red Raiders, who host Kansas to begin Big 12 play next weekend, finished with 538 total yards. Backup Graham Harrell threw a 9-yard touchdown to Marquis Johnson in the third quarter, and Shannon Woods had a 12-yard run in the fourth to complete the scoring.

Blayne Baggett threw a 5-yard pass to Jami Petrowski in the fourth quarter for Indiana State's only points. The Sycamores' Sam Logan, who had 17 receptions in a 27-15 loss to Murray State last week, didn't catch a pass.

Texas Tech's Robert Johnson entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation with 169 yards receiving per game, but was held to only 12 on two catches.