Glover's Take on Offense, OU

Texas Tech wide receiver Nehemiah Glover has a full plate these days. The senior from LaMarque, Texas, is a team captain for the number one passing offense in the nation. He and the rest of the offense are partly responsible for the record-setting comebacks Tech has achieved in the past two weeks. However, continually coming from behind is not something Glover is happy about.

Texas Tech wide receiver Nehemiah Glover has a full plate these days. The senior from LaMarque, Texas, is a team captain for the number one passing offense in the nation.

He and the rest of the offense are partly responsible for the record-setting comebacks Tech has achieved in the past two weeks. However, continually coming from behind is not something Glover is happy about.

"I don't know exactly what it is. I wish we didn't do it. I'm afraid I'm going to have a heart attack at the age of 25. We need to practice like we should play and hopefully it will carry over to the game. We need to keep our heads in the game for all four quarters, not just the second half," said Glover.

Glover commented that the running game led by Taurean Henderson helped open up the passing game. Most importantly, the defense held Kansas scoreless the second half.

"Our defense is doing a great job keeping us in these last two ball games. You have to give props to our defense for not giving up when times get hard," said Glover.

The times won't be getting any easier come this Saturday. Tech faces Bob Stoops and his second ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Tech is 2-9 against the Sooners since the formation of the Big XII and has not won a meeting in Norman since a 22-12 victory in 1996.

"It's a real big game, no doubt about it," said Glover. "We have as much talent as them so we just need to match that intensity this weekend going up in their house."

Glover stresses the need for a fast start Saturday to come out on top.

"I want to be the class to say we did it [beat OU] when he(Leach) was here," Glover said.

Glover is atop many of Tech's career receiving statistics. However, the one he is drawing closer to each game is Texas Tech's all-time leader in receiving touchdowns. The senior needs just three to surpass Mickey Peters' record of 22.

"Football is a team sport. I'm just going to do what I can do to help us win a ball game. If I don't get those touchdowns it won't matter to me, as long as we are winning games. That record won't last long anyways, so it's not really that big of a deal," Glover said.

Be sure to watch Glover and the rest of the Red Raiders this Saturday when they travel to Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners. Television coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. on FSN.

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