Texas Tech vs. Houston fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 15
Game Time: 4:15 ET
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech (1-1) vs. Houston (2-0) Game Preview
One Reason Why Texas Tech Will Win
The passing game has rocked from the start. It did its part to try keeping up against Ole Miss – the defense was the fail in that game – and then it got to take target practice against Lamar.
Houston’s secondary adds been an issue so far.
Granted, Rice and Houston were throwing in comeback mode, but they were both able to come up with yards. The Owls – who couldn’t throw a lick last year – almost hit the 300-yard mark in the opener, and Khalil Tate and Arizona up 381 yards. They were meaningless, but the pass defense is still an issue.
Alan Bowman has been just fine in the system. He might not have been the first choice to be the Red Raider passer, but he’s connecting on 69% of his throws for 555 yards and three touchdowns with out a pick.
The offense has been good …
One Reason Why Houston Will Win
The Houston offense has been better.
It’s striking quickly, it’s moving fast, and it’s putting up points and yards in bunches so far. There are a whole lot of parts not to like – the time of possession stat is going to be a factor at some point. Just not this week.
All of the attention has gone to Ed Oliver on the defensive side – and for good reason – but D’Eriq King has been the star, throwing for 566 yards and seven touchdowns without a pick, and with three rushing touchdowns added to the mix.
Texas Tech’s defense didn’t hold up against Ole Miss, and it’s not going to turn into anything special this week.
What’s Going To Happen
It’ll be a fun and wild shootout. Both offenses are going to throw at will, there should be well over 700 combined passing yards through the air, and both teams will be in a race to see whose offense will hold on to the ball for the shortest amount of time.
Is this when Texas Tech rises up and starts to look the part of a team that’s about to be a player in the Big 12 chase? Yeah … but Houston will be better.
It’ll be fun fight, but King will be the star. He’ll be the difference-maker, and he’ll start to get his just due for his amazing start.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Houston 48, Texas Tech 40
Line: Houston -1, o/u: 67.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3
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