This Thursday night November 28th game for those Bet on College football fans, and those who prefer Offshore Betting with the likes of SBG Global and others, the Big 12 fans should be excited as this game brings together the Texas Tech RED RAIDERS (7-4, 4-4 6th BIG 12) visiting the Texas LONGHORNS (7-3, 6-1 3rd BIG 12) with the game to kick-off at 7:30pm ET from the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders started out their 2013 season with seven straight wins and since have had four straight losses, the last loss coming this past November 16th to #4 Baylor 63-34! In that game the Baylor QB Petty accounted for 5 touchdowns, throwing for 3 and running two himself, and at one point they were trailing the Red Raiders 20-7. This game Thursday night is the last game of the season for Texas Tech and ironically play on Thanksgiving evening in Austin.
In the game against Baylor the Raiders offense scored on their first three drives and their QB Mayfield had a fairly decent day going 28 for 51 pass attempts for 4 TD’s and accounted for some 314 offensive yards. In the game the Texas Tech running game was their weakest in that they ran the ball 34 times gaining 134 yards while the Baylor team amassed some 340 yards rushing on 57 carries. Also, in this game the Bears field goal/extra point kicker pushed his career mark to 260 points as he became the NCAA career leader for extra points.
The Texas Longhorns had a six game winning streak until their last Saturday, November 16th to # 12 Oklahoma State 38-13 who put themselves in reach of a Big 12 Championship and this week they will play Baylor. OK State beat Texas like no team has done before to Coach Brown as their QB ran for two TD’s and passed for two more touchdowns which was the worst loss for Brown in his last 16 football seasons at Texas. Prior to this game they moved up into the Top 25 but that loss dropped them out again. Texas also still has to play the undefeated Baylor Bears. A very deflating point in the game was when OK State safety Gilbert intercepted Texas QB McCoy some seconds before half and returned the ball 43 yards for a TD. This upcoming game for Texas against a key rival should be very interesting and as important to the Coach as it will be for the team and its place in the BIG 12. Good Luck Red Raiders and Longhorns!