Texas Tech at TCU: 11/7/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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TCU Horned Frogs (2-3) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-4)
Game Info: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Amon G. Carter Stadium)
Betting Odds: TCU Horned Frogs -9.5 -- Over/Under: 61.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium to take on the TCU Horned Frogs this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders dropped to 2-4 (1-4 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the 24th ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 62-28, this past Saturday. Texas Tech had no answers for the Oklahoma offense in this one and could not fight back after the Sooners took a 42-7 lead midway through the 2nd quarter. Texas Tech outgained Oklahoma by a 559-400 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Red Raiders was QB Henry Colombi who completed 15 of 28 passes for 227 yards, 2 TD, & 2 INT.
On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 31.5 ppg on 425.7 total yards per game (279.2 passing yds/g; 146.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Texas Tech has used two QB’s in Alan Bowman (65.7 comp %, 920 yards, 7 TD, 4 INT) and Henry Colombi (70.0 comp %, 755 yards, 6 TD, 3 INT) with Colombi getting the majority of the action in their recent game against the Sooners. The top receivers for the Red Raiders have been Erik Ezukanma (32 rec, 430 yards, 3 TD), KeSean Carter (22 rec, 223 yards, 4 TD), Myles Price (17 rec, 163 yards, TD), and T.J. Vasher (14 rec, 163 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Texas Tech backfield has been SaRodorick Thompson who has 378 rushing yards & 6 TD’s on 68 carries.
Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing their opponents to average 41.2 ppg on 498.8 total yards per game (339.2 passing yds/g; 159.7 rushing yds/g).
The TCU Horned Frogs snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 2-3 (2-3 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Baylor Bears, 33-23, this past Saturday. TCU came out of the gates on fire against the Bears, going up 30-0 early in the 2nd quarter and held on late for the victory. TCU outgained Baylor by a 385-278 margin and forced one turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was RB Darwin Barlow who had 117 rushing yards & 1 TD on 16 carries.
On the season, TCU is averaging 25.6 ppg on 406.8 total yards per game (239.4 passing yds/g; 167.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, TCU has been led by QB Max Duggan who has completed 68.1% of his passes for 1,040 yards, 5 TD, and 1 INT. Duggan is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Horned Frogs as he has 175 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 61 carries. The leading receivers for the Horned Frogs have been Taye Barber (24 rec, 254 yards, 2 TD), Quentin Johnston (12 rec, 224 yards, TD), and Blair Conwright (13 rec, 184 yards, TD). Leading the way for the TCU backfield has been Darwin Barlow who has 228 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 39 carries.
Defensively, TCU is allowing their opponents to average 29.0 ppg on 375.2 total yards per game (219.8 passing yds/g; 155.4 rushing yds/g).
The Red Raiders is just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 home games and just 8-17 ATS in their last 25 conference games.
TCU does not have a great offense, however, they do have a solid QB in Max Duggan and shouldn’t have any problem putting up points agianst a Red Raiders defense that is ranked 97th in scoring defense and 96th in total defense. Texas Tech has an offense that can put up points, however, I think TCU will be able to cause some turnovers and as Texas Tech has really struggled ATS on the road as of late, I think the Horned Frogs are the play here. Good Luck!