Houston Chronicle columnist Richard Justice saw a lot to like in Texas Tech's 10-point loss to Texas, under difficult circumstances.
And he wonders why Tech and coach Mike Leach don't receive more national recognition. Writes Justice:
"America almost never gets it where Mike Leach is concerned, but maybe now America will. He has to earn his respect every year, and when he does it one year, he has to do it all over again the next year.
"No other coach in college football is better. Leach complains about being overlooked, but he may secretly love it.
"Even as he rolls out another new version of college football's best offense, even as he plugs in new players and keeps rolling, he loves the underdog role."