Days before the game begins the headlines read: Preview: Texas Tech, Texas clash Saturday in Lubbock.
Oh really, it is going to be a “clash,” is it? The tone is being set before the Texas Longhorns even arrive in Lubbock, Texas.
When you Google, “what is Lubbock Texas known for” it comes back with, “Lubbock is best known as the friendly hometown of Texas Tech University, legions of popular musicians, and High Plains wineries.”
Musicians and wineries - that sounds entertaining and friendly enough.
Senior defensive lineman Keondre Colburn remembers traveling to Texas Tech as a freshman and it being so cold that he used tortillas fans threw at the players and wrapped them around his legs to stay warm.
Coach Sarkisian said this when asked if he had ever been to Lubbock, “no sir … but I’ve heard it’s an unbelievable environment. I’m looking forward to it. I love college football and you guys know this, like this is what it’s about.”
Both teams are 2-1 in the 2022 season and this will be the start of Big 12 Conference play for both teams. The first game played between these two teams was in 1928. Overall, Texas holds the lead in the overall series 54-17. This will be the first time new Red Raiders’ head coach Joey McGuire has faced Texas.
For Texas the question of who will be the starting quarterback remains. Sarkisian said in Monday’s News conference that, “they all practiced today which is a positive. That to me is a really good sign.”
DeMarvion Overshown may also be out for the first half the game if an appeal for a targeting call during the UTSA game is not reversed.
Game will be televised on ESPN Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CST.