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Tech fans react to Saturday's loss


Everyone knew playing against Oklahoma Saturday night would be tough, but even with the daunting task ahead of them, fans still believed a win was possible for the Red Raiders.

After the dust settled, the scoreboard read 38-30 in favor of Oklahoma - but fans aren't losing faith in their team after one loss.

"I was sad, actually, that they lost," said Lubbock resident Mariah Sanchez. "I thought they were going to win, but it was a good game. Some people have bad days, some people have good days, but I think they're doing really well this season."

"I knew Tech was going to go in there and have a tough time with it," said Tech fan Lee Mungia, "but I thought they could have pulled it off. I think this can only make us stronger. What I like to say is a minor setback for a major come back."

However, the games don't get any easier from here. Oklahoma State comes to town this weekend, followed by Kansas State and then a trip to Dallas to face the high-flying Baylor Bears. The season ends against arch-rival University of Texas on Thanksgiving Day.

"Baylor looks like a powerhouse," said Mungia. "I think that this is our year to beat Texas. The one that we should be worried about is Baylor."

"I expect the Baylor game to be really tough," said Texas Tech senior Nelson Briceno. "Texas always can surprise us. They could be losing the entire season and then suddenly they just win."

Even though the fans have one eye on a possible Big 12 Championship, the coaching staff is taking it one game at a time.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury tweeted today, "To all of our amazing TTU students, let's see how crazy we can get in the Jones Saturday night! Costumes encouraged…#letsgetweird #Wreckem."

"OU still sucks," said Tech junior Courtney Cauthen. "We're still going to win next week."

"I don't think this stopped anyone from the roll we've been on," said Tech senior Elise Fuller. "I think everyone is still excited for OSU."

It seems that Fuller is correct. Blayne Beal, Texas Tech associate A.D., tweeted this afternoon that, "a little over 1,000 tickets remain for Saturday's game against OSU."

"I've been really impressed with the way they've played." said Mungia. "The season has been great to start out 7 and 0. I can't wait for Tech to win this weekend, by 7 at least."

Kickoff against OSU is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Jones AT&T Stadium.

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