September 3, 2012

Tech entering hostile environment

Texas Tech-Texas State was not supposed be an important game for Red Raider fans. Circumstances have changed.

Suddenly this Big 12-WAC matchup in San Marcos, Texas, has a lot of meaning for both sides and the Bobcats were underestimated at the beginning of the season. In Texas State's first game as an FBS school, the Bobcats upset Houston in Houston, 30-13.

Texas State was supposed to be a twofer of sorts for Tech. An FCS team last season, the Bobcats were supposed to be an easy win that counted as a win against an FBS program toward bowl eligibility because Texas State just isn't there yet.

Did the Bobcats arrive early as a respectable FBS team? Saturday's 6 p.m. kickoff, a road game for Tech, will go a long way toward determining that.

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