The history between Texas State and Texas Tech is very modern and recent. The Bobcats moved up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2011 when the two teams met for the first time.
In the first meeting, Tommy Tuberville's
Red Raiders struggled against Texas State in the first half. Texas State jumped
out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and the Bobcats looked prime for the
upset. The Red Raiders would reel off 50 points that were never answered.
2012 was a different story.
With many placing the Red Raiders on
"upset alert", Texas Tech cruised to a 14-0 lead in less than five minutes of
the game. Tech would add another touchdown in the first quarter and went into
the locker rooms with a 38-10 lead.
The defense shutout the Bobcats in the
second half en route to a 58-10 victory. Tuberville
had subpar results at Texas Tech though. With Kliff Kingsbury at the helm,
Saturday's game could get ugly quickly.
Texas State Head Coach Dennis Franchione has one victory against Texas Tech in his
career. It came in 2004 when Franchione coached Texas
A&M to a 32-25 victory over the Red Raiders at Kyle Field in College
Station. The Red Raiders would make Franchione
miserable throughout the rest of his time as the Aggies head coach.
Mike Leach's air raid outscored Franchione at Jones AT&T Stadium 150-52 in three games.
Kliff Kingsbury's version of the offense runs at a faster pace and has more
talent. Add Matt Wallerstedt's defense against a team that could scrounge up
only 28 points against FCS Prarie View A&M. There
is no way I envision this game being close much less Texas State pulling off
Franchione has more history against the Red Raiders than Texas
State. Neither Franchione nor his Bobcats have had any success.
Texas Tech vs. Texas State
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