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KliffNotes: Heading into the Texas game

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

In a game that the offense really didn't show up to play, Texas Tech still managed to pull out a 27-24 win in Fort Worth over the Horned Frogs.

They were able to do that behind a great defensive performance.

"I think just, the tremendous effort. There were many times they were put in bad situations and stood up and found a way to get a stop or hold 'em to a field goal that was missed. That had not been the case in the past when we were in tough situations we didn't always handle it as well as we would have liked and they stood up and made plays over and over and over and gave us a chance to stay in the game," Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

Kliff says, that kind of performance was a long time coming for the Red Raider defense.

"I think just an attitude. You sit around all week and hear things and you either get pissed off and do something about it or you pout and get worse, and I think they got mad and took it personal and wanted to prove that they could improve and they definitely showed improvement," Kingsbury said.

So up next, a very confident Texas Longhorn team that just upset Baylor; Kliff knows they will have their hands full yet again.

"Defensively, they're athletic as always, really fast group. Can make plays, get after the passer and really stout against the run. Offensively, I've been impressed with what Sterling has done with a true freshman. The progress they've made. One of the best running backs in the country. Really good "O" line, speed outside and the QB has made better and better decisions as the season went on. They're a compete team, playing their best football all year and we'll have to play really well to hang in there," Kingsbury said.

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