Brown speaks from personal experience.
"I lost a close game there the first time (42-35 in 1998) and won a close game the second time (29-17 in 2000)," the UT head coach said.
Texas leads the all-time series 38-13 and has won six of the past 10 meetings. In the past decade, Texas is 3-2 against the Raiders in both Austin and in Lubbock. Brown is 3-1 against Tech.
Brown pointed out that Tech beat A&M at Kyle Field and lost in overtime in Lubbock to nationally-ranked North Carolina State.
"Tech has shown the ability to beat anybody at any time," Brown said. "These guys are really good."
"Theyve always been tough to defend," Brown said. "Theyve got people spread out all over place. They have one of best quarterbacks to have ever played. They have outstanding skill at all positions. Theyre going to complete a lot of balls."
"The game will have two quarterbacks who are playing as good as anybody in the country," Brown said. "It should be a fans delight and players on both sides should be excited to play the game."
The artificial turf that is part of Texas new indoor practice facility (the "Bubble") "made all the difference at Kansas State and Nebraska," Brown said, not only because it allowed the team to practice during Austins recent stormy weather but in approximating the playing field at Manhattan, Lincoln and, now, Lubbock. The facility opened five weeks ago.
"The ball bounces differently on the turf," Brown said, "which meant we werent in a position where we had to get comfortable with turf on Friday afternoon because we already had that here."
Texas will practice outdoors through Wednesday and then work out inside the Bubble on Thursday, Brown added.
Following Texas A&Ms 30-26 upset win over Oklahoma, Texas (for the time being) has a half-game lead in the Big 12 South over the Sooners. Oddly enough, Texas Tech (7-4, 4-2 Big 12) controls its destiny as do the Sooners. While Texas needs OU to lose once more before it can compete in the conference championship game, the Red Raiders could finish in a three-way tie with Texas and OU if they were to win out.