Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (1-4)
October 16, 2021 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +16.5 / Texas Tech Red Raiders -16.5; Over/Under: 66.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet in a week 7 Big 12 college football contest from David Booth Memorial Stadium in Lawrence on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be out to bounce back from a 52-31 loss at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs in their last game. Henry Colombi has thrown for 942 yards, 3 touchdowns and a pair of INTs on 64.6% passing while Tyler Shough has thrown for 872 yards, 6 touchdowns and 3 picks on 69.6% passing. Tahj Brooks, SaRoderick Thompson and Xavier White each have rushed for 200+ yards while Erik Ezukanma and Kaylon Geiger each have 400+ receiving yards and 53 combined catches this season. Four more Texas Tech players have 100+ receiving yards this season. On defense, Colin Schooler has a team-high 52 total tackles while Jaylon Hutching has a team-high 3 sacks.
The Kansas Jayhawks will be out to bounce back from a 59-7 loss at the hands of Iowa State last time out. Jason Bean’s thrown for 852 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 55.9% passing while also leading KU in rushing with 291 rushing yards and a pair of rushing scores. Devin Neal also has 264 rushing yards and a pair of scores while Trevor Wilson and Kwamie Lassiter II each have double-digit receptions and 200+ receiving yards this season. On defense, Gavin Potter and Kenny Logan Jr. each have a team-high 36 total tackles while Kyron Johnson has a team-high 2.5 sacks on the year.
Texas Tech is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a bye week and 10-2 ATS following a double-digit home loss while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. Kansas is 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games following a bye week while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games in October.
This is a tough call for both sides, but for an opening look, I’m siding with the over. Both teams have proven to be porous on the defensive end, but also have shown some flashes on the offensive side of the ball as well. Give me the over.