Texas Tech vs. Baylor fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas Tech vs. Baylor Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 12
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, TX
Texas Tech (3-2) vs. Baylor (5-0) Game Preview
Why Texas Tech Will Win
Well THERE’S the Texas Tech passing game we’ve been missing so far under head coach Matt Wells.
Just when it seemed like the season was going to sink into the abyss, Jett Duffey rose up and rocked Oklahoma State with a. 424-yard, four touchdown day in the 45-35 win. It’s not that the offense has been bad so far – boo hoo, it’s 18th in the nation – but it hasn’t quite been able to find its groove yet with top QB option Alan Bowman hurt.
On the other side, the defense continues to be ultra-aggressive and just effective enough to potentially be dangerous. It didn’t matter much against the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State offenses, but Red Raiders have been great at getting behind the line.
They have to be strong on third downs against a Baylor team that keeps on moving the chains, but doesn’t do much in the time of possession battle.
Why Baylor Will Win
Baylor has an odd-but-effective mix happening.
This isn’t the high-flying fun show of the Art Briles era, but it’s a more controlled offensive style that’s big on not making mistakes and … defense? Baylor?!
The Bears have a fantastic pass rush. they’re second in the Big 12 behind TCU in total defense, and they’re only allowing 15 points per game. They might not be putting up 55 points in a quarter like the old days, but they’re still 5-0 by, again, not screwing up.
Charlie Brewer was banged up a bit in the win last week against Kansas State, but the veteran starter is ready to go. It’s hard to get a whole lot of quarterback love and respect in a league with Jalen Hurts, Sam Ehlinger, and Brock Purdy, but Brewer is hitting on over eight yards per throw, he’s keeping the chains moving, and he’s thrown 11 picks with no interceptions.
Texas Tech is struggling to convert on third downs, and Baylor isn’t. At the moment, the Bears are doing all of the little things right.
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What’s Going To Happen
Texas Tech is the first top passing game Baylor is going to deal with, but it survived Iowa State’s Brock Purdy and managed to to survive. The Red Raiders showed last week they can play, but the Bears are playing too well and doing too much to swarm around the short-to-midrange passes. Duffey will get his yards, but there won’t be enough points.
Texas Tech vs. Baylor Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 3
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