West Virginia vs. Texas Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
West Virginia (3-0) vs. Texas Tech (3-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why West Virginia Will Win
Welcome to the guy who can more than keep up with the Texas Tech passing game.
Will Grier and the Mountaineer offense have been rolling at will, averaging close to 12 yards per pass with over 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns so far. He’s taking target practice, hitting 75% of his throws so far.
Can the Red Raiders stop good passers? Not really.
Jordan Ta’amu and the Ole Miss offense went off for 336 yards, and D’Eriq King rolled up 462 yards in Houston’s loss. Behind a line that doesn’t allow big plays in the backfield, and has done a great job of keeping Grier upright, the Mountaineer passing attack should explode.
And can the D slow down the Texas Tech bombing attack? It’s been good so far, allowing just two touchdown passes, but …
One Reason Why Texas Tech Will Win
Tennessee, Youngstown State, Kansas State. It’s not like the Mountaineers have had to deal with a whole slew of killer passing games.
It would’ve been nice to have seen this pass defense deal with NC State’s Ryan Finley, but the game was cancelled due to the hurricane nightmare of a few weeks ago.
Yeah, Grier and the WVU offense have been great, but Alan Bowman and the Texas Tech passing game are rolling. It’s No. 1 in the nation averaging 436 yards and 52 points per game, and it’s been unstoppable since the loss to Ole Miss.
Best of all, the defense is starting to show up – at least it did last week.
Oklahoma State’s offense was balanced and playing well, and then it was held to 17 points last week. The pass rush was okay, and the run defense was solid.
But it’s about the passing game. It’s on a roll.
What’s Going To Happen
Oh yes, this will be fun.
Last year, the teams combined for 81 points and close to 700 passing yards. Expect that this week, too.
Texas Tech is battle-tested with a slew of good wins, and West Virginia has done its part with dominant wins over Tennessee and Kansas State.
The Mountaineer defense will rise up just enough to slow down Bowman, and Grier will overcome a few giveaways to be sharp when needed in the fourth quarter to pull off the fantastic road win.
Fearless Prediction & Line
West Virginia 41, Texas Tech 31
Line: West Virginia -3.5, o/u: 75
ATS Confidence out of 5:
Must See Rating: 4
5: Bad Reputation
1: God Friended Me