LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – After what seemed like a long week and weekend, Red Raider football is finally back into game week. Texas Tech will travel to Ames, Iowa to take on the Cyclones in their first conference road game. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m., and the game can be seen on Fox College Sports.
The last time Tech took the field it was not one of the best games played at Jones AT&T Stadium, as the Red Raiders were embarrassed at home by the Texas Longhorns, 24-14. In what was the Red Raiders worst offensive output since the early 90's. Only this weekend will tell if the bye week paid off for the Red Raiders and if the team was able to iron out some of the kinks in the system. At Today's weekly press conference Coach Tuberville and players told us how the bye was a productive one, but they are ready to get back on the field this Saturday.
"Back to practice last week and we've worked on what we got to get better at," said Texas Tech Red Raiders Head Coach Tommy Tuberville. "It's what we call a work in progress. Our guys practiced hard and it's been very positive. I see a lot of things getting better. We've got to take it to the game field. We've got a test this week on the road. The first of our conference road games, walking into a place were they are playing well."
"They turn it into like a spring practice more," said Senior Linebacker Bront Bird. "There is a lot more one on ones or good on good. There was a little bit higher competition compared to just working with scouts the whole time its working our best agents their best. I think it was a successful weekend and everybody got better. I think would you like to have it later in the season probably as your body goes but it's just if something happens. I think after this we have nine straight after this and we'll be ready to go."
"We had an off week this week, and I think it at this point in the season, it was probably good for our team," said Texas Tech Quarterback Taylor Potts. "Off weeks are always good for your team. There's a reason why we had a off week that week and I think a lot of us wanted to be out there and play and so we can kind of forget what happened two weeks ago. But that chance is coming up this week and we'll be ready to play."
Even though it is still two weeks away, the Big Twelve Conference announced today that the Texas Tech versus Baylor game will be nationally televised at 11 am on Fox Sports Net on October ninth. The game will be played at the historic Cotton Bowl in Dallas and will be the first meeting for the two schools at the Cotton Bowl. This will be the second year of the neutral site agreement between the two schools. Nearly 72,000 fans saw the two teams square off at Dallas Cowboys Stadium last season, a 20-13 victory for the Red Raiders. The Texas State Fair will be going on in Dallas as well so if you don't get enough fair time here this week you can head down to Dallas for more fair action and what should be a great game.
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