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Texas Tech-Houston at a glance

Sept. 23, 2009 at 4:23 a.m.


Line: Houston by 1.

Series Record: Houston 17-10-1.

Last Meeting: 1995, Texas Tech 38-26.

Houston seeks its second straight high-profile victory over a Big 12 team. After beating Oklahoma State on Sept. 12, the Cougars will play as a ranked team for the first time in 18 years. Texas Tech lost at No. 2 Texas last week. Now the Red Raiders face another road test in front an expected record crowd at Robertson Stadium.

Texas Tech's Taylor Potts vs. Houston's Case Keenum. Both quarterbacks are from Abilene, Texas, and guide prolific passing offenses. Keenum has completed 72 percent of his passes for 725 yards as the Cougars have rung up 100 points in two games. In his third career start, Potts threw for 420 yards and three TDs against Texas. The junior leads the nation in passing yards with 1,281.

Texas Tech: LB Marlon Williams has 26 tackles this season. Even though the Red Raiders are known for offense, their defense is fourth in the Big 12 in total defense, giving up 268 yards per game.

Houston: RB Bryce Beall has rushed for 136 yards at an average of five yards per carry. The sophomore has also caught seven passes and scored a team-best four TDs.

Keenum can break a school record by throwing for a TD in his 19th straight game. He currently shares the record with 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware. ... ESPN analyst Craig James will be broadcasting the game for ESPN while his son, Adam, is a receiver for the Red Raiders. ... Robertson Stadium's single-game attendance record is 31,818. Houston officials are expecting a new mark to be set Saturday.

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