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Game Preview: TCU vs Texas Tech - Week 12

TCU comes to Lubbock with sights on conference title game

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TCU (8-2, 5-2) comes limping into Lubbock after a loss to Oklahoma in a game where the score was closer than the actual game. TCU’s quarterback, Kenny Hill is questionable and their lead running back, Darius Anderson is out. Kyle Hicks and Sewo Olonilua should be able to step in, but if the Horned Frogs have to go with freshman QB, Shawn Robinson it could mean another big day for the Texas Tech defense in the takeaway battle.

In the Kingsbury era, Texas Tech is 2-2 against TCU and three of the four games have been close, save the 2014 game. It’s a meeting of great minds on their respective sides of the ball. Kingsbury for offense and Patterson for defense.

Here’s the tale of the tape:

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The Red Raiders (5-5, 2-5) have made a huge push to get students and fans to attend this game, to the point of giving away a car to a student (at the start of the 4th quarter) and having some of the seniors call for support in short social media videos. Whether or not the fans show up in support of this team, this game is huge for both teams. Tech is playing for its seniors, its season for bowl eligibility and its coach. TCU is eyeing a spot in the conference title game in a few weeks. Will the Jones be a hostile environment and can Tech do enough late the game to beat a Top 15 opponent?

The game will be televised on FS1 at 11am.

Check the Texas Tech website for radio affiliates in your area.

Here are some links from the week to get you caught up on TCU:

The Anti-Preview - TCU

The Air Raid Podcast #110: TCU Preview

Ask the Expert

Matador Mailbag: Another 11am start?

One Thought, One Take

Embracing Lubbock’s Identity

Enjoy the game and don’t forget to come hang with us during the game on the Gameday Thread or on Twitter @vivathematadors

Go Tech!