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Tech game big for team and community

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas Tech football team travels to Fort Worth this weekend to take on the 23rd ranked TCU Horned Frogs and Tech is hoping to change its recent history. The Red Raiders haven't won in Fort Worth since 1992, but Ryan Hyatt, the co-host of the Williams and Hyatt show on Sports Radio 1340 The Fan, says this is the weekend when things change.

"I think this is a big launching point," said Hyatt. "This is a good team and they can continue doing what you saw a week ago."

Hyatt added that TCU isn't as strong as they have been in the past, partially because they have a lot of players injured. Even with that, he says this game won't be a walkover.      

"They got the sack leader in the Big 12 and they'll put pressure on Seth Doege. Tech can't have the kind of turnovers that TCU generally forces and probably win the game."    

Hyatt talks with a lot of people in the Hub City as a part of his radio program. According to him there has only been one thing on the tip of peoples' tongues, and that's the Red Raider defense.

"I don't care what the team is, what year it is. You go back - look through the last 15, 20 years - that's one of the best performances against a good offense the Red Raiders have ever had."

A win on Saturday makes Texas Tech bowl eligible and sets up a huge game against Kansas St. if they can remain undefeated. Hyatt says that if the Red Raiders can take a winning streak into the home game against Texas, Lubbock will go wild.

"You would have to redefine crazy," he said.

The team and University aren't the only ones that benefit from winning football. Local restaurants we talked to said they expect as many as 400 people to come watch the game this weekend. The Fox and the Hound on 82nd and Quaker will have drink specials, and if you call ahead will reserve seating and decorate the area however you want.

Sara Duckworth is the Hospitality Manager at the Buffalo Wild Wings on 82nd and University. She says with Tech doing so well, business has boomed.

"If they keep on winning I think that's going to build our business. It's going to keep bringing people back, and we're just going to have a good year this year," said Duckworth.

She thinks the atmosphere tomorrow will be wild and hopes it continues.

"I expect our restaurant to be pretty busy. As well as Tech is doing after the West Virginia win last week, I think we're going to have a good turnout."

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