Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Arkansas Razorbacks CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/13/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (1-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday for week 3 action at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks bounced back from a loss to Auburn with a monster blowout victory over Nicholls State. The 73-7 win over the Colonels has really made the Razorbacks stats look much better than they actually are, however, averaging 9.4 yards per carry is still impressive no matter how you slice it. Alex Collins is proving to be one of the better running backs in the SEC with 199 rushing yards, while Jonathan Williams has chipped in 177 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Brandon Allen at quarterback is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 292 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, the Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 418.5 yards and nearly six yards per play. Martrell Spaight leads Arkansas with 13 tackles and Taiwan Johnson has four tackles for loss.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders have gotten off to a fast 2-0 start with wins over Central Arkansas and UTEP. Texas Tech has the ninth-best passing offense is the country led by quarterback Davis Webb, who is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 730 yards and seven touchdowns. The Red Raiders want to air it out and are looking to score quickly and often. Of course, that also helps when Texas Tech has a running game that’s averaging 6.4 yards per carry, led by Justin Stockton’s 174 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Texas Tech is averaging 570 yards of offense and 7.7 yards per play. Defensively, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 399.5 yards and have yet to force a turnover. Keenon Ward leads the Red Raiders with 15 tackles and Branden Jackson is one of two Texas Tech players with a sack.
The Razorbacks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big 12 and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Red Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
I really like the direction Arkansas is moving, as its starting to become a physical team that wants to establish the run and play great defense. The Razorbacks still have a ways to go, but I think they take another step forward by getting a big win on the road.
Give me Arkansas and the points, but I don’t think we’ll need them.