Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville can relate to Oklahoma’s 35-game home winning streak. It's the longest active home winning streak in the nation.
“We won 55 straight home games when I was coaching down there in Miami,’’ said Tuberville, who was an assistant coach at Miami from 1986-'93. “The players take pride in it and the fans take pride in it, and when you get something like that going you get confidence.''
Miami actually won an NCAA record 58 straight home games from 1985-'94. Tuberville remembers how intimidating it was for opponents to come into Miami to play the Hurricanes, yet he hopes that won't be the case for the Raiders when they play at Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
“It’s going to be tough for anybody to go in there and play well,'' Tuberville said. "Florida State took a good football team in there and got beat by 30.’’
Oklahoma dominated Florida State back on Sept. 11, 47-17.
Two years ago when the Raiders were ranked No. 2 in the country and had serious national championship aspirations, they took a perfect 10-0 record into Oklahoma and got ambushed by the Sooners, 65-21.
-- Dwain Price