The Norman Transcript

October 22, 2013

Red Raiders know all about Owen Field atmosphere

OU wrecked Texas Tech's title hopes in 2008

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The last time No. 10 Texas Tech came to Norman in position to win a Big 12 title was 2008. That game turned into a 65-21 rout for the Sooners, and ended up being a springboard for them to win a Big 12 championship.

Outside of the stunning 41-38 victory at Owen Field in 2011, the Red Raiders haven’t had much success in Norman.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsburry was the Red Raiders quarterback when he last came to OU in 2002 and lost 60-15.

“It's a huge challenge anytime you go to that stadium,” he said. “It’s one of the storied stadiums in college football. Their fans are crazy, hostile, intense. It's a great college football atmosphere.”