By the Numbers
Texas Tech has the nation's third ranked passing offense. The Red Raiders average 375.5 yards per game through the air. In the running game Texas Tech is far from impressive. The Red Raiders are 111th in the country in rushing managing only 80.4 yards per game.
Scoring hasn't been difficult for Tech either. They are averaging 32.4 points per game ranking them 15th nationally. In total offense Tech ranks 6th nationally averaging 455.9 yards per game.
Turning to defense the Red Raiders are 66th nationally giving up 140.9 yards per game on the ground. Their pass defense ranks better at 17th allowing only 163.5 yards per game. In scoring defense Tech is again in the bottom half of teams in the country. Texas Tech allows 22.7 points per game ranking them 65th in the nation in scoring defense and 40th in total defense giving up 304.4 yards per game.
Texas Tech Key Players
The Texas Tech offense is pretty much a one headed monster. Okay maybe a four headed monster that can only do one thing, pass. Receivers Jarrett Hicks (88), Joel Filani (8), Danny Amendola (20) and Robert Johnson (9) will be all over the field Saturday night giving Oklahoma's defensive backs their strongest workout of the season. Quarterback Graham Harrell (6) is the triggerman and has the arm to get the ball to his receivers. The thing about Harrell is that he is a statue. Oklahoma should be able to get to him often with a variety of blitzes.
The linebackers are the heart of the Tech defense and there is plenty of talent in the unit. Fletcher Session (4), Keyunta Dawson (96) and Brock Stratton (45) are all athletic and quick to the ball. The defensive line isn't even average but they do have a rock in the middle with nose tackle Chris Hudler (93).