Texas Tech vs. LSU - 12/29/15 College Football Texas Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (8-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5)
College Football: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm (NRG Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +7 -- Over/Under: 73 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and Texas Tech Red Raiders square off in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Tuesday night at NRG Stadium.
The LSU Tigers look to win their seventh bowl game under head coach Les Miles. Brandon Harris is completing 53.1 percent of his passes for 1,904 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Harris has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural have combined for 1,135 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tyron Johnson has nine receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 245.9 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 24 points and 342.5 yards per game. Deion Jones leads the Tigers with 92 tackles, Jamal Adams has four interceptions and Lewis Neal has eight sacks. DeSean Smith is questionable.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders hope for their second bowl victory in three years under coach Kliff Kingsbury. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 65 percent of his passes for 4,283 yards, 32 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Mahomes has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Jakeem Grant and Devin Lauderdale have combined for 1,782 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Ian Sadler has 39 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 204.8 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 1,455 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 42.6 points and 540.2 yards per game. Micah Awe leads the Red Raiders with 109 tackles, J.J. Gaines has four interceptions and Pete Robertson has five sacks.
Only Eastern Michigan and Idaho are worse against the run than Texas Tech. When the Red Raiders are facing possibly the most talented running back in Leonard Fournette, this game is sure to get really ugly. LSU is far more physical at both ends of the field and I don't see Texas Tech having much success.
I like the LSU Tigers to win this game in a blowout.