Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark has officially issued a challenge to the Texas Tech Red Raiders telling head coach Joey McGuire to “take care of business” against Texas in Austin when the two teams clash in November.
Yormark was in attendance at Texas Tech’s media day on Wednesday in Lubbock, taking the podium to mention that he would be in town for the game between the two schools, mentioning that Joey McGuire, “Better take care of business like [he] did right here in Lubbock last year.”
The Red Raiders take on the Longhorns in their final regular season football game as a member of the Big 12 Conference on November 24th, and with both teams finishing in the top four schools in the recent Preseason Big 12 Media Poll, the game between these two rivals could have some major playoff implications.
Texas Tech was victorious in 2022 when the Longhorns came to town as Joey McGuire and the Red Raiders sent Steve Sarkisian’s bunch packing following a 37-34 win in overtime on September 24th. Houston’s newest quarterback Donovan Smith led the team for the Red Raiders clashing with Hudson Card who stepped in for the injured Quinn Ewers.
McGuire’s group rallied back from a 10-point deficit at the half to upset the 25th-ranked team and give Texas Tech some extra motivation going forward. The game in November will feature different quarterbacks than last year as senior Tyler Shough and sophomore Quinn Ewers will be going head-to-head in the event that both can stay healthy.
The intense matchup kicks off at 6:30 PM CST in Austin, and in case you’re wondering, Brett Yormark will definitely be making the trip to watch.