Texas Tech needs a win leading into a stretch of four straight
nationally ranked opponents - Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma State and
Oklahoma. Texas A&M is just looking for respectability after giving
up 100 points in its first two Big 12 games.
Texas Tech's offense vs. Texas A&M's defense. The Red Raiders
run the nation's most productive passing offense, averaging 413
yards per game. The Aggies lead the Big 12 in pass defense, but
that's deceiving because A&M played Army and its run-heavy triple
option. A&M has given up nine pass plays of 20 yards or more in the
past two games.
Players to Watch
Texas Tech: QB Graham Harrell and WR Michael Crabtree. Harrell
ranks eighth nationally in pass efficiency and Crabtree ranks
fourth nationally in receiving yards per game (108.83).
Texas A&M: QB Jerrod Johnson. The sophomore's development has
been overshadowed by A&M's deficiencies. Johnson completed 29 of 41
passes for a school-record 419 yards in a 44-30 loss to Kansas
State. He also accounted for 487 yards of total offense, another
Facts & Figures
Texas Tech has won 10 of the past 13 meetings with A&M. ... The
Aggies have averaged 473 yards in their two Big 12 games. ... A&M's
quarterbacks - Johnson and Stephen McGee - have completed 63.6
percent of their passes. ... Texas Tech has three of the top 20
total offense games in the nation this season.
Line: Texas Tech by 21.
Series Record: Texas A&M leads 34-31-1.
Last Meeting: 2007, Texas Tech 35-7.