Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
LUBBOCK, Texas -- I'm getting ready to go to Jones AT&T Stadium in a few minutes. Before I left, I went by my hotel lobby where several fans decked out in Texas Tech gear were watching the regional broadcast of the Oklahoma-Texas A&M game.
The first big cheer of the day came when the score crawl indicated that Iowa had taken an early lead over Penn State.
Several fans jumped out of their seats and a couple even exchanged a high-five after the score was flashed.
Kickoff is still more than four hours away here, but Red Raider Nation is already buzzing -- even if they can't directly watch the game from Iowa City.