Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 5
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Oklahoma State (4-1) vs. Texas Tech (2-2) Game Preview
Why Oklahoma State Will Win
The Texas Tech defensive front is having problems holding up. It was fine when it faced the Montana States and UTEPs of the world, but Arizona and Oklahoma ran at will.
The Red Raiders gave up over 500 rushing yards and seven scores in the last two weeks, and now they get to enjoy trying to deal with Chuba Hubbard.
Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor might be the nation’s best back, but the explosive Hubbard has been special. Currently the nation’s leading rusher by a mile – leading Ohio State’s JK Dobbins by almost 300 yards – he has hit the 220-yard mark in three of his five games including a 296-yard day last week against Kansas State.
Texas Tech’s bigger problem is the offense. It’s not working.
With Alan Bowman out last week, the passing game came up with just 122 yards inn the blowout loss to Oklahoma, and failed to throw a touchdown pass for just the fourth time since the middle of the 2014 season.
It’s going to take the O to hit on all cylinders to pull this off.
Why Texas Tech Will Win
The Oklahoma State secondary can be beaten.
Texas and Sam Ehlinger were able to fire away, and last week, Kansas State was the first team in four FBSers to hot blow past the 200-yard mark through the air.
The Cowboy secondary doesn’t come up with takeaways, it’s not great on third downs, and there’s no pass rush to help change that.
The Red Raiders might still be trying to figure out something to consistently work at quarterback until Bowman is 100%, but the passing game should work thanks to an O line that’s only allowed three sacks.
To pull this off – along with the passing game needing to work – the Red Raiders have to score off the turnovers that will come. Oklahoma State has turned the ball over twice in each of its last four games, but Texas Tech needs to come up with more. It stayed alive against Arizona with three takeaways, but …
What’s Going To Happen
The Texas Tech offense just isn’t working well enough. Oklahoma State is a machine, with QB Spencer Sanders complimenting Hubbard just fine, the receiving corps playing up to its billing as one of best in college football, and the defense is holding serve just enough to be okay.
The Red Raider firepower isn’t going to be there to keep up.
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2019 Oklahoma State Football Schedule
2019 Record: 4-1
2019 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2019 Preseason Big 12 Prediction: 5-4
2018 Record: 7-6
Aug. 30 at Oregon State W 52-36
Sept. 7 McNeese State W 56-14
Sept. 14 at Tulsa W 40-21
Sept. 21 at Texas L 36-30
Sept. 28 Kansas State W 26-13
Oct. 5 at Texas Tech L
Oct. 12 OPEN DATE
Oct. 19 Baylor W
Oct. 26 at Iowa State L
Nov. 2 TCU W
Nov. 9 OPEN DATE
Nov. 16 Kansas W
Nov. 23 at West Virginia L
2019 Texas Tech Football Schedule
2019 Record: 2-2
2019 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2019 Preseason Big 12 Prediction: 3-6
2018 Record: 5-7
Aug. 31 Montana State W 45-10
Sept. 7 UTEP W 38-3
Sept. 14 at Arizona L 28-14
Sept. 21 OPEN DATE
Sept. 28 at Oklahoma L 55-16
Oct. 5 Oklahoma State W
Oct. 12 at Baylor L
Oct. 19 Iowa State L
Oct. 26 at Kansas W
Nov. 2 OPEN DATE
Nov. 9 at West Virginia L
Nov. 16 TCU L
Nov. 23 Kansas State W
Nov. 30 at Texas L