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By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: October 11, 2010 at 9:02 am •  Published: October 10, 2010

Campus Location: Lubbock, Texas

Enrollment: 31,637

Mascot: Red Raiders

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record: 3-2 (0-1 in the Big 12 South)

Last week: Defeated Baylor 45-38

Best player: Brian Duncan. Has six sacks and eight tackles for loss this season. He's talented and productive with the ability to create havoc in the Cowboys' backfield.

Why they could win: Texas Tech is tough for anyone to beat in Lubbock, especially the Cowboys. OSU's last win in Lubbock came in 1944. And the Red Raiders rebounded from a embarrassing loss to Iowa State with a win over Baylor on Saturday.

Why they could lose: The Cowboys come in with a undefeated record, plenty of momentum and key playmakers. Texas Tech allowed 54 points to Iowa State and 38 points to Baylor. OSU averages 52.6 points per game behind the dynamic trio of Brandon Weeden, Kendall Hunter and Justin Blackmon.

Noteworthy: The Red Raiders have allowed onside kicks to be returned for touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. Iowa State returned one for a score late in the Cyclones' 52-38 win and Baylor returned one for a score in the first quarter on Saturday. ... Eight Oklahomans dot the Texas Tech roster including starters Colby Whitlock, Tre Porter and Tramain Swindall. ... A former Carl Albert standout, Porter has made an immediate impact for Texas Tech as the squad's third leading tackler just five games into his true freshman season. ... Texas Tech ranks No. 4 in passing offense at 333.2 passing yards per game. ...Texas Tech ranks No. 89 in total defense (405.60 yards per game) and No. 98 (31.60 points per game).


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