Texas Tech at Texas - 9/25/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Texas Tech at Texas - 9/25/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns (2-1) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field)

Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -7.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will head on the road to face the Texas Longhorns this Saturday in an FBS college football matchup. The Longhorns have won the last three between these Big 12 foes.  

Texas Tech has beaten up on some non-conference foes to start the season 3-0. They won 54-21 against the Florida International Panthers in their last game. Tyler Shough led the offense with 399 yards passing and four touchdowns. Eleven different receivers caught passes in the game; Kaylon Geiger had six receptions for 121 yards to lead all receivers. The defense limited the Panthers rushing attack to 55 yards and 1.9 average. The Red Raiders have averaged 441.3 yards and 40 points per game to start the year, while surrendering 21.3 points to the opposition. They rank seventh in the nation with 54.7 rushing yards allowed per game. 

The Longhorns are coming off a 58-0 trouncing of the Rice Owls, bringing their record to 2-1 on the year. They racked up 620 yards of total offense in the game, with 427 coming on the ground. Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson each went over 100 yards, with Robinson scoring three times. On the other side of the ball they limited the owls to 128 passing yards and forced a fumble. The Longhorns are averaging 39 points per game while allowing 19.3 to the opposition through three games. Their 245 rushing yards per game rank 15th in the nation, however they rank 99th with just 192 yards through the air.

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Texas Tech is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the money line, and the over is 5-5.

Texas is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games, 6-4 on the money line, and the over is 6-4.

Texas Tech has been off to a hot start, and they have a good matchup here against the Longhorns. Texas has not been able to produce through the air. The Red Raiders should be able to stack the box and bolster their already potent run defense to slow down the Longhorns offense. Texas Tech has also shown they have a balanced attack on offense, so should be able to find some holes against a Longhorns defense that has allowed 245 yards per game on the ground this season. Give me the Red Raiders to keep this one close and cover.

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Joe’s Pick Texas Tech Red Raiders +7.5

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