When Texas Tech welcomes No. 17 Oklahoma to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday, it now knows it will have a capacity crowd at its back.
The Tech-Oklahoma game reached sellout status according to a university news release Thursday, making Saturday's bout the first advanced sellout for the Red Raiders since their regular-season finale against Baylor in 2008. Saturday's game is the first
sellout at Jones AT&T Stadium since Tech played Oklahoma State in 2010.
"On behalf of our football team, I want to say a big thank you to the fans for your support," Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said in the release. "This is a big game for our football team and we are going to need the home-field advantage."
The game is going to be televised regionally on ABC with a reverse national mirror on ESPN2, allowing fans who do not receive the game on their ABC affiliate station to watch on ESPN2.
Saturday's game has been designated as a "Black Out" game, encouraging fans to wear black to the game. The Sooners have not beaten the Red Raiders in Lubbock since 2003.
By Jose Rodriguez — Special to the Star-Telegram