The game does present some interesting dynamics, but the Red Raiders should come out on top. Texas Tech simply has too much offense for Navy to stop. This season, Navy has conceded 317 yards per game, despite playing a weak schedule. Texas Tech should move the ball with ease throughout the game as quarterback B.J. Symons increases his record for passing yards in a single season. The biggest question heading into the game is how the Red Raiders will do against the powerful ground game of Navy. While the Texas Tech defense has struggled at times, it has been successful when it focuses on a single aspect of the opponent's offense. With Navy having no real passing game to speak of, the Red Raiders should be able to slow down the Navy ground game.
Texas Tech played in the Houston Bowl, then called the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl, during Coach Leach's first year as a Head Coach. Since then the Red Raiders have played in the Alamo and Tangerine Bowls.