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10.14.2009 / The Red Raiders are Coming to Lincoln, Posting by Greg Sharpe, Voice of the Huskers

After surviving the rain in Columbia the Huskers now return home for a pair of Big 12 games starting with Texas Tech this Saturday. Boy what a nice win over the Tigers. That really sets the Huskers up nicely in the Big 12 North race.

"This game is scary because Tech isn't as far down as some think and NU is coming off an emotional win over Missouri last week"

But there is still work to be done. Texas Tech has had some impressive moments early in the season. They battled Texas in Austin back in September and fought hard against nationally ranked Houston on the road. Mike Leach’s attack always seems to be revved up by mid-season and last week Tech hung 66 on Kansas State. 

Tech has used two quarterbacks this season and both have been effective. Taylor Potts won the job in the spring, but he got hurt against New Mexico. In came a former walk-on in Steven Sheffield who proceeded to throw seven touchdown passes against K-State. Potts is expected back but the way Sheffield played he might stay on the bench. 

With Tech it doesn’t seem to matter who the quarterback is because the offensive system is so sound. The Huskers will have to cover well in this game because of how accurate the Red Raiders quarterbacks are. 

Nebraska employed a rushing attack last year in Lubbock that kept the ball away from the Tech offense and it seemed to frustrate the Red Raiders. I’d look for more of the same this year. This game is scary because Tech isn’t as far down as some think and NU is coming off an emotional win over Missouri last week. Tech always seems to make things interesting and this Saturday should be more of the same. 

Go Big Red!!!

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