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Texas Tech-Oklahoma State Preview Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm •  Published: September 24, 2014
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TEXAS TECH (2-1) at No. 24 OKLAHOMA STATE (2-1),7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: Oklahoma State by 13.

Series Record: Texas Tech leads 21-17-3.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Oklahoma State has vaulted into the Top 25 after losing a close one to Florida State and beating Missouri State and Texas-San Antonio. The momentum the Cowboys have gained could vanish with a loss in their conference opener. Texas Tech needs to rebound after a humiliating 49-28 loss to Arkansas.

KEY MATCHUP

Oklahoma State's offense vs. Texas Tech defensive coordinator Mike Smith. Co-defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt has resigned, leaving Smith to take over as the sole defensive coordinator. It's a heck of a time for change — Oklahoma State averages 38 points per game and seems to be adjusting well to new starting quarterback Daxx Garman, who has stepped in for the injured J.W. Walsh. The switch comes after Arkansas rolled up 438 yards rushing and 499 total yards against the Red Raiders.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Texas Tech: QB Davis Webb has passed for 982 yards and 10 touchdowns in three games. He's third in the Big 12 in total offense and leads an attack that averages just under 500 yards per game.

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