The past couple years with the Red Raiders faltering, you pretty much knew what was going to happen when a better team went to Lubbock.
Nowadays, if you're heading there, you'd better make sure your chin strap is buckled. That place is a tortilla-throwing viper pit again — and I'm glad that it is.
But that doesn't mean the Red Raiders are one of the 10 best teams in the country. Frankly, if they went to a neutral field and played any of the 10 teams ranked right below them, I'd pick eight of those teams to win.
Maybe Saturday is the day Texas Tech gets the win that gives its undefeated record and lofty status legitimacy.
Until then, the Red Raiders are overrated.
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