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Red Raiders ready to put on a show for sell-out crowds


With eight crucial home games on the 2014 schedule, the Texas Tech football program realizes how much they need the support of fans in the seats.

Season tickets have sold out for the first time in school history and with the likes of Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma coming to Jones AT&T Stadium, the Red Raiders should have raucous crowds week in and week out.

"We appreciate the ticket sales," Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "All of the energy and excitement throughout the city, it's been fabulous. Our players are really excited to put a great product out there for them."

Junior Offensive Lineman Jared Kaster sees the opportunity for a big season and knows the team is ready to take advantage.

"Seeing tickets being sold out, it's awesome," Kaster said. "We're gonna put on a show for all those people that spent their money. We're gonna show them that this is the year that we're going to flip a new leaf over and we're gonna shock everybody."

Senior Linebacker Kenny Williams understands that fan support isn't equal across college football. He doesn't take season tickets selling out for granted and wants to put a show on for the fans.

"The home schedule is one of the best it's been in over a decade", Williams said. "I'm excited about the season tickets selling out. That just shows all the support we have from the Lubbock area and all over Texas. We really just want to come out and give them a show every Saturday."

The game versus Texas has already been labeled a sell out and more are expected to reach that status after the season starts.

Tech kicks off their 2014 campaign at home against Central Arkansas on Aug. 30.

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