- The Houston Chronicle has a story on how Lubbock is gearing up for Saturday night's Texas-Texas Tech game.
- The Dallas Morning News reports that the Red Raiders are trying to avoid all the hype about this weekend's game. Tech offensive Rylan Reed on how the Red Raiders are coping with the hype:
(From the Dallas Morning News)
"There's a vibe," offensive tackle Rylan Reed said. "We all have an understanding this is something special. This isn't normal. We have a big opportunity ahead of us, and we're ready to make the most of it."
- The Lubbock Avalanche Journal reports that fans are still trying to find tickets and hotel rooms in the Lubbock area.
- The Lubbock A-J also has a story on Tech wide receiver Eric Morris and his success he's had on the football field despite being smaller than most of his teammates. Texas Tech inside receiver coach Lincoln Riley says Morris thinks he's the best receiver on the field:
(From the Lubbock Avalanche Journal)
"The biggest thing for him is he thinks he's the best player on the field,'' Tech inside receivers coach Lincoln Riley said. "He's always believed in himself, kind of like Wes (Welker) did. Is he the best player on the field? No, not really. But they have that confidence in themselves and always believed they were going to make the play."