Having recently achieved their highest BCS ranking ever, the second-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys put their perfect record on the line once again as they pay a visit to the Texas Tech Red Raiders for what promises to be a high-scoring Big 12 Conference affair.
Oklahoma State is 9-0 on the season, and the only undefeated team in conference as well at 6-0. The Cowboys, who have matched the best start in school history, have beat up on most opponents this year, but last week they were involved in a shootout with visiting Kansas State, prevailing 52-45. Including this matchup with Texas Tech, the Pokes have three games remaining in the regular season, the biggest of which will be the finale at home against bitter rival Oklahoma. The winner of that bout will likely win the Big 12 and earn the league's automatic bid to a BCS bowl game.
Texas Tech is a game over .500 on the season (5-4), but two games under in Big 12 play (2-4). The Red Raiders have lost their last two bouts and four of their last five overall, the most recent of which being a 52-20 setback at Texas last weekend. Tech's biggest win of the year came at Oklahoma on October 22, 41-38, and coach Tommy Tuberville's club has games against Missouri and Baylor left after this tilt, needing a win in one of them to gain bowl eligibility.
Game date, time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, Nov 12
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Waco, TX
TV channel: ABC
Spread: OSU favored by 19.5
Series history: Texas Tech leads,21-14-3.
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