Welcome to this edition of “Fantasy Land,” where we discuss topics relating to Texas Tech winning football games in Weeks 9-11 of its 2010 gridiron campaign.
This week, after an ugly loss to the Aggies in College Station, we look skeptically ahead to a Week 10 visit to Lubbock by the 7-1, 12th-ranked Missouri Tigers.
Missouri is fresh off a disappointing 31-17 loss in Lincoln to the 7-1, No. 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Cornhuskers handed the Tigers their first defeat on what was a perfect season including wins over Illinois, Texas A&M and a Week 8, 36-27 home victory over then-No. 1 Oklahoma.
The Red Raiders' 45-27 beat down at the hands of Texas A&M provides little confidence that Tech can muster a win against Missouri squad that has proven that they belong in the Big 12 title race.
Texas Tech (4-4) vs. No. 12 (BCS) Missouri (7-1)
Saturday, November 6, 7PM CST, Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock
ABC Regional Coverage
Missouri leads the all time series 5-2 and the Tigers are 2-2 in Lubbock. The last time the Red Raiders bested Missouri was in 2002, when Tech won, 52-38, in Lubbock. Tech has dropped its last three games to Missouri by a 141-62 margin.
Line: Missouri -4
Ten Things Tech Must Do to Win
Can the Red Raiders even hope to beat the Tigers? The following slideshow offers ten keys to Tech having a chance in this contest.