Texas Tech 20 Texas 52 Final
The Texas Tech Red Raiders 5-3, 2-3 take on the No. 25 Texas Longhorns 5-2, 2-2 in Austin on Saturday.
The Red Raiders are coming off an embarrassing 41-7 home loss to Iowa State. Texas shut out Kansas 43-0 in Austin.
The game will feature a contrast in offensive styles. Tech features junior quarterback Seth Doege and will throw the ball upwards of 40 times per game.
Texas has featured the run all year in an attempt to protect their young quarterbacks. The Longhorns will try to pound a suspect Red Raiders defense with freshman running back Malcolm Brown and a rushing offense that averages 218 yards per game.
Texas wants to run the ball and keep the Tech offense off the field. Tech wants to pass the ball against the young Texas secondary.
Tech's best defensive player, hybrid safety Terrance Bullitt, will miss the game due to injury. Texas wide receiver Jordan Shipley is also out with a knee injury.
Both teams are looking for their sixth win so they can become bowl eligible.
This game may be a preview for the 2012 Thanksgiving Day game as the Big 12 has not decided which team will play Texas next year when Texas A&M moves to the Southeastern Conference.