On multiple occasions a year ago, Texas Tech, was a play or two away from finishing off a close win.
But, the Red Raiders weren't able to complete the job.
This year, however, coach Don Flora believes this squad has what it takes to make it to that next step.
"They've tasted it," Flora said. "They've seen it. They know who they are (now) in a better way. ... It's changed how we're ending drills and competing in drills. They expect to be the winner, and that's awesome. That's really been infused into the program this fall."