The last time Texas Tech made the trip to Norman, in 2008, there was plenty of buildup. The undefeated Red Raiders came in as the nation's No. 2 team, set to play No. 5 Oklahoma. The Sooners led 42-7 just before halftime when the opening horns of the 90's House of Pain classic "Jump Around" hit the loudspeakers, an homage to the weekly pre-fourth quarter proceedings at Camp Randall in Wisconsin.
Having witnessed Missouri’s 24-17 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night, the more than 20 MU fans gathered at Lubbock International Airport for the flight home Sunday morning could appreciate a little gallows humor.
Texas Tech running back Baron Batch is receiving a lot of support -- from people with close ties to the Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners.
Baron Batch also writes a column every Wednesday for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, affording Tech fans insight into his thinking.
The calendar has hit November and the only Texas school in the Big 12 that is absolutely, positively guaranteed of a bowl bid is ... Baylor.
The 14th-ranked (A.P./Coaches) Missouri Tigers (7-1 overall, 3-1 in Big 12 Conference play) will look to rebound from their first loss of the 2010 season this Saturday evening, when they take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-4, 2-4) in Lubbock, Texas. Kick time for the game, which is being televised regionally on ABC Sports, is set for 7 p.m. (central time).
The league looks like it's separating itself into three pretty distinct classes again, no? Top five, next five and bottom two? Looks like it to me.
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ABC announced today it has picked up both Oklahoma State's road game at Texas and Oklahoma's home game against Texas Tech on November 13th.
ABC has yet to announce which game will start at 2:30 p.m. and which will be the primetime game at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville has already seen this rivalry from one side, as a defensive coordinator for Texas A&M in 1994. He hasn't been back to College Station since, but he'll get a taste of the in-state rivalry from the other side on Saturday with his band of Red Raiders.
"It’s a game that, just listening to people talk about it, it was very dear to the Aggies hearts, because it was kind of like brother versus brother. I’m looking forward to it," Tuberville said. "It'll bring back some old memories."