LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech ignited its month of November with an impressive 38-17 road victory last weekend at West Virginia and will look to do the same Saturday when the Red Raiders host TCU in the Battle for the Saddle Trophy at 11 a.m. inside Jones AT&T Stadium.
This is the third year since Texas Tech and TCU renewed the Battle for the Saddle Trophy, which was originally presented to the winning team from 1961-70 before it suddenly disappeared. The two schools created a replica trophy prior to the 2017 meeting, which was a 27-3 TCU victory in Lubbock. Tech regained the trophy a year ago with a 17-14 victory in Fort Worth.
The Red Raiders will once again have a "backs against a wall" mindset this weekend, an area Matt Wells has stressed to his team after Texas Tech entered the month of November needing three wins to reach its 39th bowl in school history. With one November win already achieved, Tech will turn its attention to back-to-back home games against TCU and Kansas State.
Matt Wells has stressed the importance of not only playing well at home but also winning during the month of November. Wells, who is 15-10 now over his career during November, is looking to lead the Red Raiders to their fourth home win this season, which would be their most since 2015.
The game will broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2 with Dave Neal on the call alongside analyst DJ Shockley and Dawn Davenport reporting from the sideline. Fans can also find the game on any streaming device by using the ESPN app.
The Texas Tech Sports Network will also broadcast the game over 46 affiliates throughout the state of Texas and New Mexico as Brian Jensen will have the call alongside analyst John Harris, sideline reporter Chris Level and engineer Steve Pitts. The radio broadcast can also be heard XM channel 200, Sirius channel 137 or via the TuneIn app.