In a matchup of a couple of 6-2 teams, No. 23 Texas (3-2) and No. 18 Texas Tech (3-2) are prepping for what should be a game of interest for the Big 12.
The Red Raiders are coming off a tough loss to Kansas State, and the Longhorns were mostly unimpressive in a come-from-behind win against Kansas.
Tommy Tuberville's Red Raiders are a much-improved team defensively and still conduct themselves effectively offensively with a solid running game to complement an always-potent passing game.
Rarely is it an easy task to go into Lubbock and come away with a win, but the Red Raiders look the part of a more composed team that has the capability of shredding the thin lines that is Texas' defense.
The Longhorns ran all over the Texas Tech defense last season in Austin, posting an impressive 439 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Joe Bergeron recorded 191 yards and three scores on that night.
Perhaps another strong showing on the ground will have the cards in Texas' favor.
Here are five keys to Saturday's matchup with Tech.