Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (2-1)
September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Longhorns -11 / Texas Tech Red Raiders +11; Over/Under: 62.5
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The Texas Longhorns meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a Big 12 college football rivalry matchup from DKR Memorial Stadium in Austin on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will look to build on their 54-21 dismantling of FIU in their last game. Heading into their matchup with FIU, Tyler Shough has thrown for 405 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 63% passing while Tahj Brooks has rushed for 237 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Erik Ezukanma leads the Red Raiders’ receiving group with 13 catches for 323 yards this season. Defensively, Colin Schooler leads the Red Raiders with 17 total tackles including 13 solo tackles while Reggie Pearson Jr. had 15 total tackles with 10 solo tackles. Jaylon Hutchings has a pair of sacks as well for Texas Tech.
The Texas Longhorns will also be looking to pick up another win after a 58-0 rout of Rice last time out. Heading into their matchup with Rice, Hudson Card has thrown for 285 yards and 2 touchdowns on 61.1% passing while Casey Thompson’s thrown for 98 yards and a score. Bijan Robinson leads the Longhorns in rushing with 172 rushing yards and a pair of scores whnile Jordan Whittington is the top receiver for the Longhorns with 12 catches for 145 yards this season. Defensively, DeMarvion Overshown leads Texas with 21 total tackles this season.
Texas Tech is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 September games while the over is 8-2-2 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record. Texas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win.
This should be a really good game but as I’ve come to expect in this matchup, there’s going to be a lot of back and forth and a ton of scoring. I think we have a game where both teams can get into the high-30s and a 45-38 type of game wouldn’t surprise me whichever way you slice it. Give me the over here.