The Red Raiders have accomplished what many of us thought they could after they beat TCU. They're now 7-0 on the year, but why stop now? They're the number 10 team in the nation, but why stop now?
Even though Tech is the higher ranked team, not to mention, the higher ranked team, Oklahoma is still the favorite to win by a touchdown. Why is that? They're continually being disrespected. At number ten in the nation, many don't believe they should be ranked that high. Even last week when they were five point favorites against WVU, they still had the folks on ESPN, other than Bill Murray, picking against the boys from Lubbock. They've continually shocked parts of the college nation, and have a big chance to do so again on Saturday.
Even though a lot of the nation doesn't think Tech can win on Saturday, I actually have a good feeling about it. I'm actually less nervous about this game as I was about the game last week, and I'm not sure why. I feel like Tech has finally faced a hostile environment, and they have overcome adversity on the road, against a reckless crowd.
As far as Saturday goes, they have to have good play out of the quarterback position, whether it is Davis Webb, Baker Mayfield, or Michael Brewer, the quarterback has to perform. That's obvious. On defense, they must stop the run game and force Oklahoma and Blake Bell to throw the football. The special teams have to be better. That is a must. It is a small part of the game, but it is extremely important. Stupid special teams mistakes can ruin a team's chances to win, and they have almost cost the Red Raiders a game already this season.
As for the quarterback, I have no idea who will play. My guess is Davis Webb. If you follow me on twitter (you probably don't), you would know that I give Webb a hard time. It's not that I don't like him, it's that he makes me nervous. He's careless with the football, and that worries me. However, he has improved in that category from week to week, but it still worries me. Other than his fumble on the one yard line, which drove me nuts, he was much improved I thought. As he matures, ball security will come. Whoever Kliff Kingsbury decides to throw out there, they will need to play their best game of the season thus far.
Texas Tech has yet to play their best game of the season, and that is a good thing. They haven't peaked. Saturday would be a nice game to take a step towards the "peak."