Check out the Baylor vs. Texas Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Baylor (6-4) vs. Texas Tech (4-7) Game Preview
Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Bowl and Conference Implications
Baylor is bowl eligible, but it’ll need a minor miracle to finish in the Big 12 top three. Texas Tech’s season is over after this.
What’s Going To Happen?
At least they didn’t lose to Kansas.
Other Big 12 teams might be having their issues, but Baylor and Texas Tech are having particular issues trying to have any fun.
Baylor seasons has all but ended, even with a now-shocking win over Oklahoma State. The defense has gone bye-bye, the offense isn’t as potent with QB Seth Russell out for the year, and now they’re on an ugly four-game losing streak getting blown away by TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas State over the last three weeks.
And then there’s Texas Tech.
For all their high-flying fun and for all their passing yards, they’ve lost seven games, dropped six of their last seven, and got really, really lucky that Kansas beat Texas on the same day that they got obliterated by Iowa State 66-10.
The defense that couldn’t get any worse, did, ranking last in the nation while giving up yards in chunks against any and every type of attack.
But that whole throwing the football thing is a whole bunch of fun.
Can the two teams put on a show in Jerry World in what amounts to Texas Tech’s bowl game?
Patrick Mahomes is coming off an abysmal 219-yard passing day with nothing working quite right, but he’ll step it back up against a Baylor secondary that could give up 300 yards by halftime if the line isn’t generating any pressure.
Meanwhile, Shock Linwood and the Baylor running game will go wild.
Iowa State’s Joel Lanning is still running for scores against the Red Raider D, and the Bears will keep the fun going with 400 yards on the ground to offset a huge performance from Mahomes.
It’ll be a blast of a game – check your defense at the door.
Baylor vs. Texas Tech Prediction
Texas Tech 52, Baylor 45
Baylor -5.5, o/u: 84.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
Must See Rating: 5: NFL kickers attempting extra points – 1: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love … 3.5