Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas El Paso Miners CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0) at Texas El Paso Miners (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Sun Bowl)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners +19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to the Sun Bowl to play the Texas El Paso Miners in week 2 of the college football season.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders suffered a scare from the Central Arkansas Bears but managed to hold on for a 42-35 win. Davis Webb led the charge for Texas Tech, throwing for 452 yards and four touchdowns, but his two interceptions also played a big role in the game. DeAndre Washington had a solid 104 rushing yards, while receiver Bradley Marquez had 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 11 catches. It was an offensive explosion for the Red Raiders, but the defense was suspect at best. Texas Tech allowed 406 total yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to nearly blow the game. Freshman Tevin Madison led Texas Tech with nine tackles, a tackle for loss and three passes batted down.
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The Texas El Paso Miners knocked off the New Mexico Lobos in their house, 31-24. It was truly the Aaron Jones show for the Miners, as the UTEP running back rushed for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jones put Texas El Paso on his back from start to finish and help put the game away with a 73-yard touchdown run before the end of the first half. Texas A&M transfer Jameill Showers didn’t have to do much, but he did throw for 116 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the UTEP Miners allowed just 67 passing yards and forced three turnovers. Young defensive players in Nick Usher and Alvin Jones came away with two tackles for loss apiece. It was a solid win for the Miners on the road to begin the season.
The Red Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Miners are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big 12 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
There's no way I'm laying this much chalk on the road with a Texas Tech team that just struggled to sow down Central Arkansas. Texas El Paso will be fired up for this one and look to control the clock, which should lead to a cover.
Give me the points.