What we want to see tonight vs. SFA

LUBBOCK, TX – JUNE 27: a scenic of the Texas Tech University in the course of the Ironman 70.3 Lubbock on June 27, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photograph by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images for IRONMAN) Today, the Texas Tech soccer system will host its once-a-year video game towards a […]

LUBBOCK, TX – JUNE 27: a scenic of the Texas Tech University in the course of the Ironman 70.3 Lubbock on June 27, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photograph by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Today, the Texas Tech soccer system will host its once-a-year video game towards a staff from the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS).  So you’ll have to justification people among us who are considerably less than juiced for this recreation.

Positive, whenever the Crimson Raiders play a soccer sport, it’s a will have to-see occasion for most individuals around Raiderland.  And presented that tonight’s sport will be the property opener, there will be a in the vicinity of-capacity crowd on hand.

But continue to, the annually bloodletting against a hapless FCS system is a person of those people traditions that we basically have to are living with.  Of system, we figured out previous 12 months that not every single FCS opponent is likely to just roll over and perform useless at the sight of the Purple Raiders working out of the tunnel.

In the 2020 time opener, Tech hosted Houston Baptist, a team that had missing to North Texas 57-31 the 7 days prior.  Still, the Red Raiders had been virtually upset by the Huskies as Tech had to hold on for a 35-33 get.

Even so, that marked just the next time in the “Air Raid” period of the system that an FCS opponent threatened to stun the Pink Raiders.  The other came in 2014 when Central Arkansas place a scare into a lousy Tech team in a 42-35 Red Raider earn.

This 12 months, no one particular expects Stephen F. Austin to do the same.  The Lumberjacks are coming off of a rather unimpressive 20-10 win over Tarleton Point out past 7 days and that arrives on the heels of a period that observed SFA go -4 towards FBS opponents.

Of course, the Pink Raider coaching employees has likely spent all week pointing out to their workforce the success that FCS teams experienced in 7 days 1 of the season.  A 7 days in the past, Montana took down Washington, South Dakota State throttled Colorado Point out, Jap Washington defeated UNLV, East Tennessee State took down Vanderbilt, and Holy Cross scored a get about UCONN.

Meanwhile, a host of other FCS packages set a scare into FBS groups.  Iowa State narrowly escaped Northern Iowa 16-10 while Oklahoma Condition had to hold off Missouri Condition 23-16.  Therefore, the Red Raiders have loads of factors to be on guard this weekend.

Even now, this is not a vintage entice recreation provided that up coming week’s opponent, Florida International, is not a staff that Tech is likely to glance previous this week to.  What is extra, remaining the household opener, this evening activity really should be total of electrical power for the Purple Raiders.

So let us choose a search at what we want to see from the Red Raiders because just about every game is an significant opportunity to get greater.  And we will start off by hoping that a receiver other than Erik Ezukanma helps make his existence known.

Valda Udley

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