Saturday, November 5, 2011

Inconsistent Texas Tech on road at UT


— In one week, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went from conquering heroes to head-scratching no-shows.

That’s what beating Oklahoma on the road and following it with a blowout home loss to Iowa State will do.

Texas Tech is back on the road today, facing a Texas team gaining confidence behind a tough running game and a defense that just posted its first shutout in six years.

“The same guys that were on the field against Iowa State are the same guys that were on the field against Oklahoma,” Red Raiders defensive tackle Donald Langley said. “Those guys earned it in Oklahoma ... we just have to prove it again coming down to Austin.”

The win at Oklahoma snapped the Sooners’ 39-game home winning streak and proved the Red Raiders have the talent to win anywhere.

After the 41-7 home loss to Iowa State, the Red Raiders held a players-only meeting to sort things out before headed to Austin — a place they haven’t won since 1997 .

“I think as a team, we’re ready to roll,” Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege said. “The biggest thing we accomplished was letting that one go because you can’t have a hangover of the last game.”


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