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How About a Little Football With Your Turkey?

Our next match up we’re looking at this week is between Texas Tech and Texas.

Maintaining their tradition to play on Thanksgiving Day, Texas looks to gain their earn their fifth win of the season against the Red Raiders. This will be the 65th meeting between the two teams with Texas currently leading 49 wins to Tech’s 15. With Texas winning the last six in a row.

This means the Red Raiders have not won against Texas since Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury has taken over the team. So what’s supposed to be different this year? Haven’t you heard? Texas Tech is currently third in the nation averaging 588.1 yards per game trailing only Big 12 competitors Baylor and TCU. They’re also ranked second in scoring at a whopping 46.5 points per game once again behind Baylor.

So what do the Longhorns need to do to stop this “Air Raid” offense? They need to utilize their stable of star running backs. D’Onta Foreman and Johnathon Gray have been a bright spot on offense for the Longhorns all year, but unfortunately injuries may have gotten the best of both of them. Foreman with a pinky injury, and Gray with a foot injury, though neither of them have been ruled out for Thursdays game. Texas also needs to take advantage of the Raider defense. In addition to the 46.5 points that Tech scores per game they also allow 42.4 points per game, a small margin for error.

This will be the second Turkey day match up between the two teams, the last time was in 2013 and Texas won 41-16. Tune in Thursday November 26th at 6:30 on FS1 to see if Texas can keep their hope of bowl eligibility alive or if the Raiders are ready to steal the spotlight on Senior Night.


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