TTU Needs Win to be Bowl Eligible

By BETSY BLANEY
|  Friday, Nov 19, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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TTU Needs Win to be Bowl Eligible

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LUBBOCK, TX - SEPTEMBER 18: Head coach Tommy Tuberville of the Texas Tech Red Raiders talks with Will Ford #7 during play against the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tommy Tuberville;Will Ford

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Tommy Tuberville is aiming to finish his first year at Texas Tech at a bowl game.

The Red Raiders have two games left, both at home and neither against a conference opponent. They need a sixth win to become bowl eligible for an 11th-straight season.

On Saturday, Texas Tech takes on Weber State of the Football Championship Subdivision. A win over the Wildcats could be counted toward bowl eligibility as a team can include a win over a FCS opponent once every four years.

The Red Raiders (5-5, 3-5 Big 12) are recovering from a lopsided 45-7 loss at No. 16 Oklahoma in which they got more rushing yards (182) than passing yards (144), something that hasn't happened since before Mike Leach took over in 2000.

Weber State (6-4, 5-3 Big Sky) is coming off a come-from-behind 27-26 win at Northern Arizona.

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