Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. UTEP Miners
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0) defeated FCS opponent Central Arkansas last Saturday and will now head out on the road for the first time in 2014 when they visit the UTEP Miners (1-0), who won at New Mexico last week, 31-24.
Texas Tech was 8-5 last season, including a 37-23 Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona State, while UTEP is coming off a 2-10 campaign in coach Sean Kugler’s first season.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 11:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: FOX Sports 1
Texas Tech facts
This is the first meeting between Texas Tech and UTEP since 2007, which was a 45-31 Red Raiders victory in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech leads the all-time series 14-6-1 and has won the last five meetings dating back to 1963.
Sophomore quarterback Davis Webb threw for 452 yards in Tech’s 42-35 win over Central Arkansas, the best by a Texas Tech QB in a season opener since Graham Harrell threw for 536 yards against Eastern Washington in 2008.
Senior wide receiver Bradley Marquez had 10 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns last week, the best performance in a season opener for a Tech receiver since Darrin Moore had 221 yards against Texas State in 2011.
Junior running back DeAndre Washington had his first career 100-yard rushing game against Central Arkansas, picking up 104 yards on 20 carries.
Tech had a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time since 2011 against Texas A&M.
The Red Raiders have scored in 208 consecutive games dating to Oct. 25, 1997, the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 Conference behind Kansas State’s 217 straight games. The all-time record is 376 games, an active streak Michigan that started in 1984.
Texas Tech has won four straight bowl games, the longest streak in school history.
Matt Wallerstedt is entering his second season as the Red Raiders’ defensive coordinator, the first time since 2009 that Texas Tech has had the same defensive coordinator in consecutive seasons.
The Red Raiders have a two-way player this year. Senior running back Kenny Williams, the team’s leading rusher a year ago, is starting at linebacker but will also see some time on offense.
At age 35, Kliff Kingsbury is the youngest head coach at any Power 5 conference school.