Oct 20, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Seth Doege (7) drops back to pass during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Red Raiders defeated the Horned Frogs 56-53 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Know Your Enemy: Texas Tech Red Raiders


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In this week’s Know Your Enemy, we breakdown the Texas Tech Red Raiders in anticipation for Saturday’s game in Lubbock, TX.

Great defense?

Much of the talk this past offseason was the Texas Tech’s defense and how last year they were bitten by the injury bug, and the defense looked much improved. But then they were taken to the woodshed by Oklahoma so many thought that the defense was overrated. Then they shut down West Virginia. So then that silenced the critics until they got blown out by Kansas State last weekend. Then you take into consideration the day they beat West Virginia it was a very windy day in Lubbock. Winds are expected to be at 15 MPH so that should be an issue.

Who to watch out for?

The Texas Tech rushing attack. Kenny Williams and Eric Stephens Jr. have over 850 yards rushing and add something to this offense that it hasn’t had before, a rushing attack that can set up the pass. With Texas’s struggles stopping the run, I expect the Red Raiders to establish the run first.

How will the Red Raiders respond?

Last year, Texas Tech came into the Texas game after a blowout loss to Iowa State and they left DKR with another blowout loss. So how does the Red Raiders respond? Do they read into the rankings and take Texas for granted or does the 3 straight losses to Texas motivate them to

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