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Texas Tech's D may be improved, but here's why shootout vs. Oklahoma State ...


Chuck Carlton, Big 12 football beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the league during a live chat Thursday.


If by real deal, you mean competent by Big 12 standards with maybe a few developing playmakers (like linebacker Dakota Allen, back from Last Chance U), yeah, sure.


TCU, with its defensive scheme based on a veteran secondary, was especially suited to slow down Oklahoma State.


Question: Even if Texas Tech loses, could a strong defensive performance change the Red Raiders' national perception?


So far, against a pretty decent non-conference schedule (FCS power Eastern Washington, Pac-12 member Arizona State and AAC contender Houston), Tech has met the test.




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