Cody the Horse Will Ride Saturday Against Oklahoma State; Fearless Champion Sidelined
Guess who's back. Back again. Cody's back. Tell a friend.
Cody, the horse that saved an iconic part of Texas Tech football's home field spectacle in 2018, is returning this Saturday.
Before the Red Raiders take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on October 5th, 2019, the former Aggie and now reformed Red Raider Cody will be ridden by the Masked Rider to lead the team onto the field.
Fearless is not injured, stressed Sam Jackson, a professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. Jackson cares for Fearless at the Lubbock campus.
"Fearless Champion has served Texas Tech since the Meineke Car Care Bowl in December 2012. He’s worked hard throughout the years. At a recent routine checkup, the veterinarian saw some inflammation in his front legs and suggested he take it easy for a few weeks to avoid another possible injury. So Cody is stepping in to help," Jackson explained.
The last time fans saw Cody was November 10th, 2018 during the Texas Tech-Texas game.
I don't know if this creates a horse controversy, but if Texas Tech can go notch a Big 12 win this weekend, head coach Matt Wells might want to build on that momentum by having Cody run at the next home game. The only position connected to Texas Tech football that's had more turnover in the last two years is quarterback.