Oct. 22, 2007
Texas Tech (6-2; 2-2 Big 12)
Colorado (4-4; 2-2 Big 12)
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 - Jones AT&T Stadium
11 a.m. - ABC Sports (Regional)
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BREAKFAST AT JONES
The Red Raiders are back home Saturday and face their final opponent from the Big 12's North Division. Texas Tech and Colorado kickoff at 11 a.m. from Jones AT&T Stadium. Both teams are coming off losses: Tech, a 41-10 setback at Missouri, and Colorado, a 19-14 home loss to Kansas. Saturday's game is the fifth of the season at Jones AT&T Stadium with one more to play against Oklahoma in the regular-season finale.
The Texas Tech Sports Network is comprised of 48 stations and the game can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio (140) and XM Radio (242). Brian Jensen will handle the play-by-play duties, while John Harris and former Red Raider quarterback Sonny Cumbie serve as analysts. Armen Williams will comb the sidelines for the network. Flagship station 1340 KKAM and KFMX 94.5 carry the games in Lubbock.
ABC is televising the game live from Jones AT&T Stadium. Dan Fouts (play-by-play), Tim Brandt (analyst) and Todd Harris (sideline) will call the action this weekend. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.
ROAD TO THIS POINT
RED RAIDERS IN THE POLLS
The Red Raiders are 6-2 (2-2 in Big 12 play) on the season and are coming off a 41-10 loss at Missouri last weekend. Texas Tech opened the season with wins over three-straight Conference USA opponents, before dropping its conference opener at Oklahoma State, 49-45. Tech bounced back with three straight wins against Northwestern State, Iowa State and Texas A&M, all in Lubbock. The Buffaloes are 4-4 (2-2 Big 12) after dropping a 19-14 decision to Kansas in Boulder last weekend. Colorado opened the season with a win over Colorado State, before dropping games to Florida State and Arizona State. CU won three straight prior to dropping the last two.
After a brief showing in the polls, the Red Raiders dropped out following last week's loss, but are receiving votes. Red Raider opponents earning top 25 status include Texas (16/17), Oklahoma (4/4) and Missouri (13/13). (USA Today/AP)
ON THE HORIZON
The Red Raiders travel to Baylor (Nov. 3) and Texas (Nov. 10), before closing the regular season against Oklahoma (Nov. 17) at Jones AT&T Stadium.
TECH IN MIDST OF WINNING SEASONS STREAK
Texas Tech currently ranks fifth nationally with 12-straight winning seasons. Florida State leads with 30, while Michigan (22), Florida (19), Virginia Tech (14) and Tech comprise the top five.
SIXTEEN DIFFERENT RECEIVERS HAVE CATCHES
Texas Tech's quarterbacks have a cornucopia of talent at which to throw and have spread the wealth this season. Sixteen different Red Raiders have caught passes in 2007. Aside from WR Michael Crabtree's national-leading 88 receptions, eight other receivers have double-digit receptions as well. WR Danny Amendola has 71 receptions followed by IR Eric Morris and RB Shannon Woods with 37 and 34, respectively. Edward Britton and Grant Walker have 21 apiece, while L.A. Reed and WR Lyle Leong check in with 13 each. RB Kobey Lewis has 11. Amendola and Morris have been the other go-to guys for Tech QBs with five and four touchdown receptions. Eight different players account for Texas Tech's 35 receiving touchdowns.
ANOTHER RECORD FALLS
This sounds redundant, but WR Michael Crabtree broke another record. The freshman receiving phenom has 1,320 yards this season which breaks the previous NCAA freshman yardage record of 1,265, set by USC's Mike Williams in 2002.
PRODUCTIVE TO SAY THE LEAST
While WR Michael Crabtree hasn't scored in the last two games, he still leads the nation in all receiving categories and scoring. He recorded his seventh-straight 100-yard receiving game against Texas A&M, which ties him with Lloyd Hill, who recorded a Tech record seven 100-yard games in 1992. The streak ended at Missouri as he grabbed 10 catches for 76 yards.