LUBBOCK -- Many Texas Tech and TCU fans (mostly Tech fans) from Midland and Odessa made the drive to Lubbock for the game on Thursday. But before the game, they wanted to do some serious tailgating.
One of the hallmarks of a successful tailgate party is good drinks. Another, good food.
Wesley Webb's specialty is beef fajitas. He said it makes for a fantastic tailgate food.
"I hope they turn out awesome," Webb said.
I spoke with one husband and wife from the Midland area who probably didn't get along too well on Thursday. The wife, Jen Black, graduated from TCU. The husband Clayton, from Texas Tech.
"We have a whole case that's half TCU, half Texas Tech, full of stuff," Jen Black said.
They don't have any kids yet, and they're not sure who the kids would root for. But both were certain who would win Thursday's game.
"Go Frogs! TCU!" Jen Black said.
You could imagine what Clayton said.
"I'm going Texas Tech all the way," he said.
For at least one person tailgating, the game felt like the games she's been going to her whole life; cheering on her son, Bradley Marquez. He's a junior wide receiver for Texas Tech.
Believe it or not, Veronica Marquez doesn't cheer too loud during the games.
"Actually I don't I'm nervous half the time. So I am loud but usually during games I'm not loud because I'm just so nervous," Marquez said.
While the outcome of a game is never certain, what is certain is tailgating will be a fun tradition for all involved for as long as there's football.