I know it’s game week and but setting aside our good natured trash talk, I’d like to comment on how Texas Tech has separated itself from the other Texas P5 teams towards playing against UH in football.
Personally I came back on the UH bandwagon 8 years ago after hearing about UH storming into OKSt and knocking out the then 3rd ranked team. What followed was a hugely hyped and memorable tilt vs the Red Raiders on espn, which was then my beginning point of strong UH fandom.
And if you simply compare the match-up history, the other P5 teams - UT, Waco, College Station, haven’t scheduled UH in so long that most of our players couldn’t even recall a game (and most weren’t even born for the latter two teams!).
Which makes Tech in stark comparison, a team who’ll play UH for the third time from that ‘09 game, and three more times in the next five seasons. I really appreciate that the two schools’ admins have fomented what looks to be a stable link on the football field when the other thee P5s have shown nothing, nor even a willingness to talk about a game.
So big props to the Raiders for continuing to play UH home and home. And It’s fitting that this next match-up is between undefeated teams, with promising seasons in front, and on ABC for most of the country to see.