TCU vs. Texas Tech Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the TCU vs. Texas Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
TCU (8-2) vs. Texas Tech (5-5) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
There’s still hope.
If TCU can somehow win out, and beat Oklahoma the Big 12 Championship to finish 11-2, it would be able to make a claim to a College Football Playoff slot if there’s a little bit of a break.
If Ohio State wins the Big Ten title, then TCU will have a claim to be the team that beat the team that beat the Buckeyes, and …
Just beat Texas Tech first, and then Baylor, and then let the chips fall where they Mayfield.
Texas Tech is playing for its bowl life, needing to win either this week or six days later against Texas to get a 13th game. The offense continues to be solid, the defense stepped up against Baylor, and now it’s in a position to screw up the TCU season – and do Oklahoma State a huge solid.
One Reason Why TCU Will Win
Don’t be fooled by the Oklahoma game – the defense is really, really good.
Oh sure, the secondary can be hit hard by good passing games, but it can survive that. What it’s not good at handling is a team that can do a little of everything.
Obviously, Texas Tech is going to pass first and ask questions later, but the Horned Frogs are used to that. They can give up 350 yards through the air and be just fine, as long as the Red Raider ground game is held to around 70 yards or so.
On the other side of the ball, the Red Raider D is still having issues. It can’t stop anyone on third downs – ranking last in the Big 12 – while TCU is fifth in the nation in third down conversions, and seventh on third down D. Both are tops in the conference, however …
One Reason Why Texas Tech Will Win
TCU top RB Darius Anderson is out for the year with an apparent foot injury, and QB Kenny Hill is questionable, at best, with an undisclosed injury.
Shawn Robinson is a superstar quarterback prospect for the Horned Frog system, but this isn’t the time to try figuring that out. Hill will likely play, but if the TCU offense can’t keep up the pace, or if Robinson starts making mistakes, the Red Raiders might just be able to crank up the firefight to a place the Horned Frogs can’t go.
And as good as the TCU D might be, Baker Mayfield threw for 333 yards and three scores. Mason Rudolph had some fun, and so did Will Grier. Texas Tech QB Nic Shimonek is coming off a solid, efficient game against Baylor – hitting 24-of-29 passes for 246 yards and two scores. He’ll go for well over 300 this week.
What’s Going To Happen
The TCU defense will rise up and take this over.
The offense will be fine. It won’t be amazing, and it won’t be explosive, but it won’t need to be. The Horned Frogs will give up plenty of yards, but they won’t do much breaking with third down stop after third down stop.
It might not be anything pretty, and it’ll be frustrating at key times for both sides, but TCU will get out alive.
TCU vs. Texas Tech Prediction
TCU 34, Texas Tech 24
TCU -7, o/u: 57
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