Five interesting facts ahead of Texas vs. Texas Tech in Week 4

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No. 22 Texas is preparing to face Texas Tech in Lubbock for their first road game of the season in Week 4.

The Red Raiders will certainly provide a rowdy environment for the Longhorns, as this could potentially be the last meeting between the two programs before Texas joins the SEC.

Each team enters the matchup with a 2-1 record. Texas fell to No. 1 Alabama by one point in Week 2, while Texas Tech suffered a loss to No. 16 NC State last week.

Texas Tech has not beaten Texas at home since 2008, the infamous Michael Crabtree game where the No. 1 ranked Longhorns lost 39-33. Here’s a look at five interesting facts ahead of the upcoming matchup between the two programs.

72nd all-time meeting between the two programs

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  • Texas owns the series 54-17

  • In Lubbock, the Longhorns have gone 22-10

  • Texas Tech has not beaten Texas at home since 2008

Texas will be the third-straight ranked opponent for Tech

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  • The Red Raiders defeated No. 25 Houston in overtime in Week 1 and lost to No. 16 NC State in Week 2.

  • Texas enters the matchup as the No. 22 team in the country according to the AP Poll.

Bijan Robinson leads the Big 12 in all purpose yards, scoring, total touchdowns

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  • Bijan Robinson is averaging 147.67 all purpose yards per game, averaging 12 points per game, and has six total touchdowns.

ESPN's FPI heavily favors Texas in this matchup

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  • ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Texas an 80.5% chance to win this game.

Last year these two teams combined for more than 100 points

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  • Texas defeated Texas Tech 70-35 last year in Austin.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire