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In 2002, Texas was ranked No. 4 and in the thick of the national title chase. Wes Welker and the unranked Red Raiders chased them right out of town 42-38 in another shootout.

Texas has won the South Division title outright four times under Brown. None of those seasons included a win in Lubbock.

But Brown isn’t the only Texas coach to struggle in Lubbock. Texas is 9-9 there since 1974.

It hasn’t been all hard luck on the road. The Longhorns blasted Texas Tech 52-21 in 2004 and then-freshman Colt McCoy rallied them back from a 21-point deficit to win 35-31 in 2006.

New Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert will get his first start on an opponent’s home field. He was still in high school in 2008 and watched that game on television.

“It will be a lot of fun,” Gilbert said. “I’m really looking forward to the environment of the game. It’s going to be a test.”

First-year coach Tommy Tuberville promised a hostile one.

“You’re not a good football team unless you can go into a tough environment and overcome all the obstacles that come along,” he said. “This year it’s our advantage … Our fans will be here. They’ll be here early.”