The game garners top billing for national coverage on FOX and the Big Noon Kickoff, which airs from TCU’s campus from 10-11 a.m. before the game. This will be Texas Tech’s first Big Noon Kickoff appearance since the show debuted in 2019.
Gus Johnson makes the call, Joel Kratt provides analysis, and Jenny Taft sits on the sidelines. Fans can also access the game from their mobile device or streaming device using the FOX Sports app.
The Texas Tech Sports Network also broadcasts games to more than 46 affiliates throughout Texas and New Mexico. Brian Jensen calls with analyst John Harris and sideline his reporter Chris Level. Radio broadcasts are also available on SiriusXM channels 158 or 200 and the Varsity app.
Battle for Saturday’s Saddle Trophy
- Texas Tech and TCU resumed their battle for the Saddle Trophy in 2017. The two schools, playing for the Saddle Trophy from 1961 to his 1970, suddenly disappeared. After discussion between the two schools, a replica of the trophy was created for the 2017 conference. It includes both the program’s logo and the results of over 60 years of competition.
- Texas Tech will look for a third victory over a ranked opponent this season when the Red Raiders travel to Fort Worth for their annual Battle for the Saddle game against the No. 7 TCU. The Red Raiders have departed the Metroplex with a saddle in hand on his two of his last three visits following victories in 2016 and his 2018 season.
Welcome to Metroplex
- The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to Texas Tech’s largest U.S. alumni hub outside of Lubbock, with approximately 40,000 alumni currently living in the area. Texas Tech hosted his Baylor at his AT&T Stadium in Arlington every year from 2009 to 2018 and more recently the Spring Football game at The Star in Frisco, which has earned him a huge fan following in the DFW area. I have received Meanwhile, the Red Raider basketball program turned the venue for the first and second rounds of the Neutral Site NCAA in Dallas in 2018 to his arena at the high-capacity United Supermarket.
- A return to Metroplex will be a homecoming of sorts for many members of the Red Raider roster. Texas Tech boasts his 36 players on a roster that calls the DFW area home. The list includes running back Sarodric Thompson Jr., wide receivers Miles Price, Jeland Bradley, Trey Cleveland III, Brady Boyd, offensive lineman Caleb Rogers, defensive lineman Jayron Hutchings and linebacker Kosi Eldridge. and notable starters such as Dimitri Moore.
- Texas Tech’s coaching staff includes four members who were previously head coaches of DFW area high schools. Especially notable among them is Joey McGuire, who led Cedar his Hill to his three state titles in his memorable 14 seasons. Additionally, Texas Tech’s staff includes longtime DFW head coach Kenny Perry, former Dallas his Lincoln head coach Zarnell Fitch, and South Oak Cliffs legendary head coach Emmett Jones. increase.
Red Raiders head to DFW for 65th meeting with TCU
- Texas Tech and TCU will meet for the 65th time on Saturday as the Red Raiders lead their all-time series with a 32-29-3 advantage. This will be his 10th matchup between his two former Southwest Conference foes since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 prior to his 2012 season.
- The two schools previously had a five-year run with a winning visiting team from 2015-2019 and two wins for the Red Raiders in Fort Worth in the 2016 and 2018 seasons. TCU ended that streak in 2020 with a 34-18 victory, adding to it with a 52-31 win at Lubbock a year ago.
- Texas Tech’s current three-game losing streak against the Horned Frogs is the longest since the 1958-60 season under then-head coach DeWitt Weaver. The Red Raiders’ final loss in that stretch came in 1960, both Texas Tech’s and TCU’s first years as Southwest Conference members. The Red Raiders have lost four straight to the Horned Frogs since the two schools first started the series in 1926 and TCU won their first five conferences (1926-30). not.
- Texas Tech and TCU were members of the Southwest Conference from 1960 to 1995, and the Red Raiders held a 21-12-3 advantage in those games. The two schools met him twice as non-conference opponents in 2004 and 2006 before TCU joined him in the Big 12 in 2012. by a horned frog two years later.
Texas Tech, TCU Connection
- In this weekend’s matchup, the Red Raiders will face TCU head coach Sonny Dykes, a Texas Tech graduate. The legendary head of the Red Raiders, his coach Spike and son of Dykes, Dykes graduated with a BA in History from the University of Texas in 1993 and for two seasons he was a member of the Tech baseball program. He previously spent seven of his seasons as his assistant coach at his alma mater, and from 2000 he served as his receivers coach until 2004, and from 2005 he served as co-offensive coordinator until 2006. Added title. Dykes joins Tom Wilson (Texas A&M 1978-81), Art Briles (Baylor 2008-15), and Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma 2017-21) as a Texas Tech alumnus to face his alma mater. He will be the fourth head coach.
- Dykes, a graduate of Texas Tech University, is not the only TCU staff member. His offensive coordinator, Garrett Riley, graduated from the same university in 2012 with a degree in general business. Garrett Riley is a Mule Shoe native from West Texas and the younger brother of Lincoln Riley.
- Meanwhile, Texas Tech’s staff includes TCU alumni defensive line coach Zarnell Fitch. Fitch earned a degree in Communications in 2006 and a minor in his Work in Social. He made three starts as a senior, notably making two interceptions from his place in the interior that season. He arrived at Texas Tech after serving six seasons in a similar position at his alma mater under former head coach Gary Patterson.
- Fitch isn’t the only former TCU assistant at Texas Tech now, as associate head coach and special teams coordinator Kenny Perry landed his first college job with the Horned Frogs. A native of DFW, Perry was promoted to cornerback coach the following year after he served as TCU’s director of high school relations in 2013. Additionally, he previously served as Special Teams Quality Control Analyst at SMU in 2020 and Special Teams Coordinator for the Mustangs in 2021, thus working under TCU head coach Sonny Dykes.
News and notes heading to TCU
- After five ranked opponents in the first six games, Texas Tech won at least two of the last four games to qualify for the 40th bowl in school history for the second straight season. We aim to obtain Texas Tech are looking to return to the bowl for the second straight season for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.
- Texas Tech heads into November with a 4-4 overall record for the first time since 2017 and sixth time in the Big 12 era. In his five occurrences so far, the Red Raiders have won at least two games in his November and have qualified for the Bowl four times (1997, 1999, 2010, 2017). 2016 was the only exception.
- Texas Tech has achieved only 401 total penalty yards across 49 flags, the second lowest total in eight games since the start of the 2000 season. The Red Raiders had his 40th penalty for 341 yards at the same time last season.
- Baylor’s loss broke Texas Tech’s previous perfect 4–0 record at home this season. A win over Kansas or Oklahoma in November would be the Reds’ Raiders’ most home wins of the season since Texas’ Tech won him 6–1 in a friendly at Jones AT&T Stadium in 2019.
- A loss to Oklahoma State gave the Red Raiders a sixth straight win with at least 30 points dating back to the beginning of the 2021 season. Texas Tech is 3-1 in such games this season with a win over West Virginia.
RED RAIDERS Aim for Top 10 Victory
- With this weekend’s win, the Red Raiders secure their first victory over a top 10 team since Norman’s shocking top-ranked Oklahoma (41-38) in the 2011 season. TCU already represents Texas Tech’s sixth-ranked opponent this season. 25 Houston and 22 Texas.
- Most importantly, under Joey McGuire as Texas Tech wraps up the season with three unranked opponents heading to the bottom of the Big 12 standings in Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma. It’s one step closer to a bowl appearance for the Red Raiders in their first season in the NBA. .
Top 2 crimes of the BIG 12 on display
- Saturday’s competition will feature the top two offenses from the Big 12. TCU leads the league in averaging 44.2 points and 518.6 yards per game, while the Red Raiders lead the league in average passing yards per game (338.0), and he ranks second in total offense, averaging 475.9 yards per game. game.
- Texas Tech continues to boast one of the top offenses in the nation, but its defense ranks in the top half of the Big 12 in total defense as the Red Raiders give up only 365.8 yards per game. That average currently ranks Texas Tech’s best defensive performance in terms of total defences since 2009.