Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-3) at Oklahoma Sooners (6-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -20 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders need a victory here to right the ship after losing three of their last four games. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have split their last six road games. Nic Shimonek is completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 2,341 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Shimonek has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Keke Coutee and Dylan Cantrell have combined for 1,199 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Cameron Batson has 38 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 162.1 yards per contest, and Justin Stockton leads the way with 495 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 30.9 points and 426.1 yards per game. Jah'Shawn Johnson leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 57 tackles, Eli Howard has 3.5 sacks and Dakota Allen has two interceptions.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for their seventh win of the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Oklahoma Sooners have won six of their last seven home games. Baker Mayfield is completing 73.8 percent of his passes for 2,347 yards, 19 touchdowns and two interceptions. Mayfield has two or more touchdown passes in 20 straight games. Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown have combined for 949 receiving yards and four touchdowns while CeeDee Lamb has 21 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 199.4 yards per contest, and Trey Sermon leads the way with 487 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 25 points and 374.3 yards per game. Emmanuel Beal leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 49 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has six sacks and Parnell Motley has two interceptions.
The Red Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sooners are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Oklahoma, the home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have fallen off the map the last couple of weeks and the defense has given up 30-plus points in four of their last six games. On the flipside, Oklahoma hasn't exactly been blowing teams out, as the Sooners last four games have either been a loss or a victory by one score. Oklahoma had trouble with Kansas State last week, barely beat Texas, lost to Iowa State and went back and forth with a bad Baylor team. Say what you want about the Red Raiders, but they still have a great offense that can put points on the board. Last years meeting was a 66-59 contest. I'll take my points here as a fade from Oklahoma more than anything.