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Today's Game

Posted: September 24, 2011 - 12:03am
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OUR IN-GAME
COVERAGE

The Avalanche-Journal’s team will be at Jones AT&T Stadium today to bring you full coverage. Follow:

■ CoverItLive on redraiders.com … game updates and fan chat in real time.

■ Twitter: Follow http://twitter.com/#!/AJ_DonWilliams, http://twitter.com/#!/AJ_David and http://twitter.com/#!/AJJorge from the press box and http://twitter.com/#!/AJ_ZachLong from the sidelines.

■ Come back to redraiders.com for the full story after the game

ON THE AIR

Radio: 5 p.m. on 950 AM, 104.3 FM and 93.7 FM.

TV: Fox College Sports (Suddenlink Cable channel 81; DirecTV channel 617).

TICKETS

More than 55,200 tickets had been sold by Friday, leaving about 5,000 available. They are priced at $45.

FORECAST

Partly cloudy. Temperature 91 degrees at kickoff, falling to 78 degrees by 10 p.m. West southwest wind from 5 to 10 mph. No rain.

KINGS OF THE ROAD

Nevada doesn’t play a home game until Oct. 8. Today is the Wolf Pack’s third of four straight road games to open the season. The Wolf Pack have been to Oregon and San Jose State and have a trip to Boise State after Tech.

“It’s going to be a hostile environment,” wide receiver Rishard Matthews said. “It’s nothing we’re not used to playing Oregon in Autzen Stadium, so we’re going to be ready to go. We just have to be prepared.”

SITTING AGAIN

Texas Tech running back Ronnie Daniels has been suspended for a team rules violation, a Tech spokesman said Friday. The spokesman would not comment on the length of the suspension or the nature of the violation.

The freshman from Albuquerque (N.M.) LaCueva also was suspended for the opener against Texas State.

Daniels carried nine times for 43 yards and a touchdown last week against New Mexico.

DUELING PISTOLS

Texas Tech added some pistol offense to its playbook in the last year, but today the Red Raiders go against the masters of the pistol. Nevada has had tremendous success running the ball since head coach Chris Ault developed it in 2004.

“I think it’s good for us on the play-action game,” Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. “It’s good for our running backs, to be able to go to both sides of the line of scrimmage. ... Obviously, they (the Wolf Pack) know a heck of a lot more about it than we do, because they’ve been running it for a while.”

NEXT FOR TECH

The Red Raiders start Big 12 Conference play by visiting Kansas at 11 a.m. Oct. 1. FSN (Suddenlink Cable channel 20) will televise it.

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