Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners
The Texas Tech Red Raiders get a chance to pull the upset as they visit the number one ranked Oklahoma Sooners in Saturday Big 12 College Football action. The Sooners are -28 point favorites over the Red Raiders with an over/under point total set at 69.5.
The Oklahoma Sooners are rolling but Bob Stoops knows good and well that wih so many undefeated teams in College Football this season there is no room for a stumble or even a chance to put a bad thought in the pollsters minds. Landry Jones is having a monster year at QB with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 2,177 yards. Dom Whaley has nine touchdowns for the Sooners on the ground with 627 yards in all. Ryan Broyles leads OU in receptions with 60 as he’s smashing every Sooner record for pass catching while Kenny Stills is averaging better than a touchdown a game played as he has five TD’s in four games. The OU defense has allowed more than the 17 points they gave up their past two games just one this year but they haven’t even been challenged with every win coming by double digits. Travis Lewis has 40 tackles to lead Oklahoma while Ronnell Lewis has 37 tackles with 3.5 sacks while Fran Alexander has 6.5 sacks.
Mike Leach is two years removed as the Head Coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders but the team seems to have lost little of their identity of the team they were for the Leach years. Head Coach Tommy Tuberville appears to have bought into the whole trying to light up the scoreboard every game with hopes the defense can just make a stop or two over the course of 60 minutes. Red Raiders QB Seth Doege has completed over 70 percent of his passes for 18 touchdowns and four interceptions while gaining 2,167 yards in the air. Eric Stephens has 570 yards rushing and eight touchdowns and DeAndre Washington has three touchdown runs. Eric Ward leads Texas Tech with 38 catches for 352 yards and eight touchdowns, Alex Torres has 35 catches, and Darrin Moore has four touchdowns. The Texas Tech defense has been non-existent allowing big yards and big points just about every time out. D.J. Johnson leads Texas Tech with 38 tackles followed by Cody Davis with 37.
Oklahoma is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games as a favorite. Texas Tech is 9-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a game which they didn’t cover, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-7 against the spread as a road underdog. The home team has covered five in a row in this series.
The total on this one is set at 69.5 and as high as 10 touchdowns is, this one still goes sailing over as neither of these teams take much time to score and I can see the Sooners scoring at will and the Red Raiders doing their best to keep up.