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Tech students camp out for game against Oklahoma Sooners

With Texas Tech's football game against the Oklahoma Sooners selling out Thursday morning the campus atmosphere is buzzing with Raider power. Students have already started camping out by the Jones AT&T stadium excited to watch their Red Raiders on Saturday.

However the traditional Raiderville city where students set up tents is a little different for this game. The Raiderville mayor wanted to wait until next week's home football game to start their city, but some students could not wait.

Ryan Reyna rounded up a few of his friends, set up tents outside of the Jones and established the first ever Tuber-ville. The group set up around 8p.m. Wednesday night and they're planning to brave the cold weather and possible rain all the way to Saturday's kick-off at 2:30 p.m.

"We were disappointed there wasn't going to be a Raiderville this week, and we just wanted to show our support for the football team," Reyna said. "We want to get as many people as we can out here."

To help with the 40 degree temperatures expected at night, Reyna says Raidersports.com donated a few heaters. They've also stocked up on blankets. He says nothing is stopping them from cheering on their Raiders. "It's just weather. It's going to be cold some days. It's going to be hot some days, but we are out here for the football team," Reyna said.

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