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WATCH: Texas Tech Student Attacks Longhorns Player After Red Raiders Upset Win

The Texas Tech student body has been known as a rowdy one over the years. On Saturday against the Longhorns, they may have taken it too far.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders upset the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday in front of a raucous home crowd in Lubbock. 

The Longhorns, who blew a double-digit lead in the second half, managed to get back into the game and send it to overtime on a Bert Auburn field goal as time expired. 

However, at the beginning of their first series of the overtime period, Bijan Robinson fumbled, setting up the Red Raiders for the win

And in typical Texas Tech fashion, the Red Raiders student contingent rushed the field in celebration of the win.

However, one Texas Tech student, in particular, might have taken things too far in the post-game festivities, running up to and purposely pushing what appeared to be Longhorns linebacker/edge rusher Ovie Oghoufo in the back. 

The attack on Oghoufo was caught on camera by another Texas Tech student and has since gone viral. 

Neither Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire, nor Red Raiders Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt has released a statement on the incident as of now. 

However, McGuire was quite critical of the Longhorns after the game. 

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“(Texas) should keep it going," McGuire said of the rivalry. "There’s a reason they don’t want to keep it going, and it happened today.”

Late on Sunday night, Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation obtained a statement from a Texas Tech University spokesman.

"A video clip of of a fan pushing a University of Texas student-athlete was recently brought to our attention. This behavior is unacceptable and Texas Tech Athletics has turned the matter over to the Texas Tech Police Department. We will work together to identify the fan and take further action. 

If anyone has information that can assist in identifying this individual, please contact Texas Tech Police Department at 806-742-3931. 

Texas Tech has a postgame celebration policy which is submitted to the Big 12 before the season begins. The policy includes the placement of barriers and stationing of law enforcement and event staff to allow for the opposing team a path to their locker room. The policy is shared with the visiting team and game officials prior to each game. 

Texas Tech is committed to providing a safe game environment and we will continue to evaluate our policies and procedures." 


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