The road to the Big 12 title continues Thursday, when the Texas Longhorns play host to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thanksgiving night.
The hype surrounding the Longhorns' Thanksgiving game changed when Texas A&M bolted for the SEC. Texas struggled to adjust to playing a different team on turkey day and lost to TCU last season. But Mack Brown's Longhorns have been perfect at home against the Red Raiders, winning seven consecutive games in Austin. A win Thursday will put the Longhorns one step closer to clinching a Big 12 title.
A win will not come easy against Texas Tech's uptempo offense. Kliff Kingsbury's offense leads the nation in passing offense, averaging 400 yards in the air against opponents. The Red Raiders looked unstoppable in the first half of the season, winning seven straight games. But Kingsbury's fairytale start of the season came to a crashing halt, and the Red Raiders have lost their past four games.
Can the Red Raiders snap the losing streak and crush the Longhorns' Big 12 title dreams?
When: Thursday, November 28, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
TV: Fox Sports 1
Austin radio: KVET 98.1/1300
SiriusXM satellite radio: XM 117; Sirius 202; Internet 969; Spanish 970
Spread: Texas (-4.5), per VegasInsider.com
Last meeting: November 3, 2012; Lubbock, Texas
Last outcome: Texas 31, No. 20 Texas Tech 22
Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.