Fans walk along Jones AT&T Stadium where few signs of flooding remain prior to Saturday's game against SMU in Lubbock. (Photo by Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
Big 12 Conference play looms for Texas Tech in three weeks.
No matter what the scoreboard said Saturday night, Tech coach Mike Leach says the Red Raiders aren't ready for it. Not his marquee players anyway.
Safety Daniel Charbonnet's school-record three interceptions marked another timely performance by the defense as No. 12 Tech torched Southern Methodist 43-7 Saturday night at Jones AT&T Stadium. SMU needed a late touchdown to avoid its first shutout since 2004.
Tech (3-0) rolled up 693 yards, in part with a strong rushing game led by Baron Batch and Shannon Woods. (Continue reading the related article: Red Raiders pick off five passes in rout of SMU)