Check out the Texas vs. Texas Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas (4-4) vs. Texas Tech (4-4) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
It’s a bowl elimination game, and if it’s Texas who’s on the wrong side of this, it could finally be the end of the Charlie Strong run – or at least mean it’s going to be over once the regular season is over.
Texas has won two of its last three games, and showed just how good it could potentially be by handing Baylor its first loss of the season. With Kansas still to play, and a winnable home date to TCU to finish things up, there’s a chance to go on a run with the trip to Texas Tech up next and the home date against West Virginia to follow.
Texas Tech stopped a three-game losing streak with a thrilling double-overtime win over TCU on a day when things didn’t seem to work quite right. The offense had one of its most mediocre days, but the defense stunningly came up with one of its better days to keep bowl hopes alive.
This is the last game in Lubbock, with road games at Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and in Arlington against Baylor to close things out. Getting a win over the Longhorns would ease the burden to get to six wins.
QB Patrick Mahomes is fighting through a shoulder problem, and a pedestrian 206-yard, two-score day against TCU, looking to repeat last year’s day against the Longhorns, throwing for 372 yards and a score in a shootout win.
Can the Texas secondary hold up?
A total disaster over the first half of the season, getting to play Iowa State and Kansas State allowed the team to apparently settle things down, because it did a decent job against Baylor, even though it allowed a few too many big plays.
Mahomes will bounce back statistically, putting up well over 300 yards with lots and lots of fun moments against a Longhorn secondary will look like its previous form again.
But the Texas running game and Mr. Foreman will take over.
D’Onta Foreman is about to become a national big thing, running for over 100 yards in every game he’s played in – he missed the UTEP game – ripping through Baylor for 250 yards and two scores on 32 carries.
The Red Raiders held down the TCU running game last week, but overall it’s been a disaster up front, and it’s about to get ripped up for over 300 yards as the Longhorn offense goes on scoring drive after scoring drive to overcome Mahomes’ big day.
Texas vs. Texas Tech Prediction
Final Score: Texas 47, Texas Tech 40
Line: Texas -3.5, o/u: 81.5
ATS Confidence: 5: 101 mph Chapman – 1: 97 mph Chapman … 4
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 3.5