The Texas Tech football team faces off with Oregon tonight in Lubbock at 6 PM Central. It will be just the third all-time meeting between the two schools.
In 1991, the Ducks prevailed in Lubbock 28-13. A year later, they would win in Eugene, 16-13.
Oregon is coached by Dan Lanning, a 37-year-old first-time NCAA head coach. Now in his second season with the program, he’s amassed an overall record of 11-3. Previously, the Missouri native was the defensive coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs helping them win the 2021 National Championship.
Also in his second season as a college head coach, Texas Tech’s Joey McGuire has a career record of 8-6. That includes a mark of 6-1 at Jones Stadium.
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FanDuel lists Oregon as a 6.5-point favorite. The over/under is set at 68.5 points. The money line has Oregon -235 and Texas Tech +190.
- Texas Tech enters this weekend having won each of its last 23 home openers dating back to the start of the 2000 season. That is the longest streak in school history.
- Saturday’s game is the first in a home-and-home series between Texas Tech and Oregon as the two schools will also meet in Eugene early in the 2024 season.
- This will be the 15th meeting between Texas Tech and a power-five opponent during the non-conference slate since the Red Raiders joined the Big 12 in 1996. During that span, the Red Raiders are 4-11 overall with wins over Arizona State (2017), Arkansas (2015) and Ole Miss (2002-03).
- Texas Tech is 39-19-2 all-time against current members of the Pac-12 Conference, which includes a 38-18-2 mark in regular-season games versus the league.
- The Red Raiders have knocked off at least one ranked opponent in 10 of the past 16 seasons entering this weekend.
- With a win over Oregon, Joey McGuire would become the second head coach in school history to record three or more wins over ranked opponents within his first two seasons, joining only Steve Sloan (1975-77).
- The Red Raiders have been dominant in home openers during their history as Texas Tech is 77-18-3 all-time after winning each of its last 23 openers inside Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech has not dropped a home opener since 1999 when North Texas, by then an FBS school, shocked the Red Raiders, 23-14, in the third game of the season.