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Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders | Game and TV Info; Odds; Morning Links

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off their first loss of the season and host the Oklahoma St. Cowboys and VTM has all of the game information, TV information and your morning links.

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Game Information

6-1, 3-1
Good Guys | Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bad Guys | Oklahoma St. Cowboys

7-1, 4-1

Date | November 2, 2013
Time | 6:00 pm CST
Location | Jones AT&T Stadium | Lubbock, Texas
Weather | Sunny, High 71, Low 40
Television | Fox
Television Call | Gus Johnson (Play-by-Play), Charles Davis (Analyst), Kristina Pink (Sideline)
Radio | Affiliates
Odds | Via OddsShark | Opening Line: 2.5 | Current Line: 1.5 to 1

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How about that line. Opening at 2.5 favoring Oklahoma St. and has moved to 1 to 1.5 overnight. Also, the soccer team went 2-0 this weekend, beating Kansas on Friday and beating previously unbeaten in conference play, West Virginia, 2-0. Texas Tech finished 2nd in the Big 12 at 5-0-2 and WVU finished 7-1-0. The final home game is Friday night against Texas. Let's get to the links.

  • Official Site Preview | The official site has their official preview including a somewhat updated depth chart. We learned over the weekend that J.J. Gaines had shoulder surgery and is out for the year. S Austin Stewart is now listed as the back-up at the Raider OLB spot and the starter at strong safety with Dorian Crawford backing him at the strong safety spot. Also, and I don't think this is really news, but they now list the -OR- between all three quarterbacks, Michael Brewer, Baker Mayfield and Davis Webb.
  • Polls | The AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll both have Texas Tech at #15. The BCS has Texas Tech at #15 as well. Make sure and check out PollSpeak to see how the AP voters voted.
  • Around the Big 12 | We get a lot of these items around the Big 12 on Sunday, so here we go:
    • FSSW has their thoughts, best and worst and Big 12 rankings. Ubben has lots of good things to write about Texas Tech, but we'll pick this from the best and worst article:
      Best coaching performance: Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech. How can you not love the way Kingsbury coaches the game? He's like a kid playing XBox, except he's one of the really good ones who knows all the right chances to take and trick plays to run. Tech used a reverse to earn its first first down of the day and a halfback pass for its first touchdown of the day. He caught Oklahoma by surprise with a third-quarter onside kick to get the ball back and took advantage with aggressive playcalling on the ensuing drive to score two touchdowns in 51 seconds. What an incredible performance from him in a difficult atmosphere against the best opponent Tech has played this season.
    • ESPN has their thoughts on Week 9 and has this to say:
      Texas Tech is no fraud: The Red Raiders might not have come out of Norman with a victory. But unlike the ’02 and ’08 teams, they came to play the Sooners. Tech never lost its poise, even when down two touchdowns, and executed a series of trick plays to retake the lead in the third quarter. Ultimately, the Red Raiders committed too many killer penalties and turned the ball over too many times to beat Oklahoma on its home field. But the Red Raiders also proved their 7-0 start was not a mirage. Kliff Kingsbury’s aggressive game plan showed why he’s a rising star in the coaching ranks. And even in defeat, Tech showed it’s still a team that could win 10 games this season -- and it's a program with a bright future.
    • Rankings in Texas | The SAEN and the DMN have their rankings of colleges in Texas.
  • Local Stuff | The LAJ has their five key developments from the game and an article about how the team showed some fight.
  • Behind Enemy Lines | NewsOK has a quick look at Texas Tech (auto play video warning).
  • Raiderville | According to the LAJ, tents start going up this morning.
  • Let's Get Weird | Kliff wants this on Saturday: