Benson, Johnson will make enough plays

Originally Published: October 21, 2004
By Tony Granieri | Scouts, Inc.
Saturday's game will mark the 53rd meeting between Texas Tech and Texas, with the Longhorns holding a decisive 38-14 edge in the all-time series. However, this Big 12 rivalry has become much more competitive recently. The Red Raiders beat the Longhorns in 2002 and came up three points shy of an upset last year. Texas holds a miniscule 6-5 advantage over the past 11 games.

Who: Texas (9) at Texas Tech (24)
When: Sat., 7:00 p.m. ET (TBS)
Where: Jones SBC, Lubbock, TX
The Red Raiders have a shot at redeeming last year's heartbreaking loss, and to earn some respect nationally with the Longhorns coming back to Lubbock. The Red Raiders are averaging 70 points at home this season and the nation's top passing offense is led by QB Sonny Cumbie. Texas is paced by one of the best ground games in the country. RB Cedric Benson leads the NCAA in rushing yards per game.