Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns
Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Royal Texas Memorial Stadium)
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are set to visit Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas for a Big 12 clash against the Texas Longhorns. The Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this matchup with a 4-7 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Kansas State Wildcats, 30-27. Junior QB Jett Duffey struggled to find consistency through the air for Texas Tech as he connected on 28 of his 49 pass attempts for 334 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Senior WR R.J. Turner was the top target for Duffey and the Red Raiders as he hauled in 7 catches for 141 yards and a TD.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Kansas State Wildcats as they allowed them to score 30 points and rack up a total of 372 yards of offense. Freshman LB Xavier Benson led the way for the Texas Tech defense with 8 tackles. The secondary had a productive game for the Red Raiders as sophomore DB Adrian Frye contributed the lone interception of the game while junior DB Thomas Leggett pitched in 5 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 pass deflection.
The Texas Longhorns come into this matchup with a 6-5 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Baylor Bears, 24-10. Junior QB Sam Ehlinger struggled to get much offense generated through the air for Texas as he connected on 22 of his 37 pass attempts for 200 yards and 1 interception. Senior WR Devin Duvernay was the top target for Ehlinger and the Longhorns as he hauled in 10 catches for 78 yards.
The Texas Longhorns struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Baylor Bears as they allowed them to score 24 points and rack up a total of 391 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Joseph Ossai led the way for the Texas defense with 8 tackles. The secondary had a productive game for the Longhorns as sophomore DB Demarvion Overshown contributed 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 pass deflection, and 1 forced fumble while junior DB Chris Brown pitched in 6 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.
Both of these teams were unable to generate any offense last week, but the Texas Longhorns are the better of the two teams and they will prove that against their rival. The Longhorns have a very good offense as QB Sam Ehlinger is one of the best in the nation (27 TDs to 9 interceptions), and he should have no problem slinging it on the Texas Tech defense that is allowing an average of 304.2 passing yards per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been solid on the offensive side of the ball, but they are down two RBs as well as one of their top pass catchers. Texas Tech is out of bowl contention, and I just don’t think they will come ready to play against a motivated Texas team.