LUBBOCK, TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS – The time has come for the Red Raiders to play one last game at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma on Senior Night Saturday at 6:30pm, with events to honor approximately 24 seniors before kickoff. It will be their last in front of the home crowd, but bowl qualification was secured last time and the destination to greet the Red Raiders’ 2022 season is expected to be announced on Dec. 4.
TV coverage is provided on Saturdays from FS1 with Eric Collins behind the mic. He will be joined by former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner, who serves as a broadcast analyst. Fans can access the game on their mobile or streaming device using the FOX Sports app.
Texas Tech Sports Network is covering the game through its 46 affiliates across the state of Texas and New Mexico as Brian Jensen makes a call along with analyst John Harris and sideline reporter Chris Level. We are going to broadcast. Radio stations can also be heard on SiriusXM channels 135 or 200 and in the Varsity app.
Happy Thanksgiving in Lubbock
- Texas Tech will be spending Thanksgiving weekend at home for the first time since Saturday night in 2008, when the Red Raiders hosted Oklahoma under the lights of Jones AT&T Stadium. It will be senior night as Texas Tech honors 20+ members of the senior class before kickoff.
- The Red Raiders will have a chance to record one of the most successful seasons in recent memory with a win over the Sooners. In fact, a win against the Sooners would push the Red Raiders to their first winning Big 12 record since 2009. The win would also be Texas Tech’s sixth at home this season, and the most since the same 2009 season.
40 tech going bowling
- Texas Tech secured a spot in a bowl game for the 40th time in program history with a 14-10 win over Iowa State last weekend. The Red Raiders enter this season tied for 21st in FBS history and will be ranked sole 3rd on the Big 12 chart as West Virginia no longer qualifies for the postseason.
- As for Joey McGuire, he became the eighth first-year head coach to lead the Red Raiders to a bowl game in his debut season, building positive momentum since being hired a year ago. Texas Tech heads to back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.
RED RAIDERS look set to end their streak against opponents soon.
- This will be the 30th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Oklahoma as the Red Raiders seek a 10-game losing streak against the Sooners. Oklahoma dominates the entire series between the two schools with a 23-6 record against the Red Raiders, who went 9-4 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
- The Red Raiders are looking for their first win in the series since Texas Tech shocked the No. 1 Sooners in 2011 with a 41-38 record. Their winning streak since that loss set the record for the longest winning streak by either team in the series.
- This weekend’s matchup concludes an 11-year streak in which the Red Raiders face off against a ranked Oklahoma team. Texas Tech has an all-time 3-3 record against unranked Oklahoma teams in 1996, 1999 and 2009.
- A win over the Sooners this weekend marked the first time in program history that Texas Tech defeated both Oklahoma and Texas in the same season. The Red Raiders began Big 12 play by outscoring the Longhorns 37–34 in overtime earlier.
Texas Tech-Oklahoma Connection
- Texas Tech outside linebackers coach CJ Ah You will face his alma mater for the first time in his coaching career, as he previously starred for the Sooners in 2005-06. Ah You was a two-year starter for the Sooners, earning Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors in 2005, and All-Big 12 first team honors as a senior a year later. He began his coaching career at Oklahoma in 2014 as a defensive quality control assistant after six years in the NFL.
- Texas Tech will feature senior linebacker Patrick Curley (Wagoner), true freshman defensive back Maurion Horn (Broken Arrow), redshirt freshman Isaac Smith (Wagoner), senior defensive back Dadrion Taylor-Demerson (Oklahoma City), and senior defensive back Cameron Watts (Tulsa). . Watts attended Northeast Oklahoma A&M before transferring to Texas Tech in 2020.
- On the other side, Oklahoma has two staff members with ties to Texas Tech: offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and adviser to head coach and offensive analyst Matt Wells. Wells returned to Jones AT&T Stadium for the first time since serving as Texas Tech’s 16th football head coach, completing 13-17 overall for the 2019-21 season. Meanwhile, Bedenbaugh served as a teaching assistant at Tech from 2000-02 before taking full-time positions as running backs coach in 2003-04 and offensive line coach in 2005-06.
- Oklahoma State head coach Brent Venables is a former college teammate of Kansas State’s Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt. The two played under legendary Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder for two seasons (1991–92) when Venables was a senior and Hocutt began his Wildcat career. Venables was an All-Big Eight honorable mention in 1992 after registering 124 tackles as a junior. Hocutt led the Big Eight the following season, winning all-conference accolades for himself.
News and Notes Heading to Oklahoma
- Texas Tech is currently 4-4 in Big 12 play going into the final game of the regular season. With a win against Oklahoma, the Red Raiders secure their first winning meeting record since 2009, when Texas Tech won 5-3 in league play as part of a previous eight-game model.
- The win over the Sooners allows the Red Raiders to close out the regular season with three straight wins for the first time since 1995, Texas Tech’s final season in the Southwest Conference. Texas Tech capped off that season with a home win over TCU before putting both SMU and Houston on top as part of a 9–3 season capped off by a win over Air Force in the Copper Bowl.
- Additionally, this weekend’s win over Oklahoma will snap Texas Tech’s third straight win in Big 12 play, which is the longest winning streak since opening the conference slate in 2013 with four straight wins.
- Texas Tech can potentially finish high, tied for third in the Big 12 standings, with Baylor’s win and win over Texas on Friday. The Red Raiders, who can finish lower than fourth with a win over Oklahoma, haven’t finished a regular season higher than fourth in the league since the Big 12 switched to a divisionless format with 10 teams since 2011.
- The win over Kansas improved the Red Raiders to 5-1 at home this season, marking their most wins at Jones AT&T Stadium since Texas Tech went 6-1 overall in front of fans in 2009. The Red Raiders have 6+ wins at home. Ten season games in history, including four (2000, 2005, 2008, 2009) as a member of the Big 12 Conference.
- Gaining turnover margin has been a key message since Joey McGuire recruited to “three-point” each game. The Red Raiders are a perfect 3-0 this season after winning turnover margins after wins over Texas (+2), West Virginia (+4) and Kansas (+2).
It was an all-American year for TYREE WILSON.
Wilson announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on November 20 and began the process of recovering from a foot injury sustained in a game against Kansas on November 12, officially beginning his run as one of the most influential players to wear the Scarlett. I’m done. and black.
Wilson’s 10-game resume
(Stats on 11/13 after last game; 2 tackles, exited early on 12/11 for 0.0 TFL)
- Tyree Wilson led the power 5 with 50 pressures and ranked second in FBS according to Pro Football Focus.
- He tied for 3rd in tackles for loss (14.0) and tied for 9th in FBS.
- He led FBS with 8.5 tackles for loss against opponents ranked in the Nov. 13 AP Top 25 poll. He also led the power 5 with 9.0 TFL in true road games and was ranked 4th in the FBS category.
- Wilson finished tied for 25th in the FBS in total sacks (7.0), despite often facing double teams on passing downs. He led FBS with 5.0 sacks against opponents ranked in the top 25 in the Nov. 13 AP Poll.
- Wilson isn’t just a pass rusher, he finished third on the team with 61 tackles after 10 games this season, easily the most of his career. Wilson was currently one of two Power Five players and one of seven players at FBS to record 60 tackles, at least 10.0 TFL and at least 6.0 sacks through the Nov. 12 game.
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