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Texas Tech vs. TCU - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

TCU Horned Frogs (3-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0)
Date & Time Saturday September 26, 2015, 4:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +8.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | TCU Horned Frogs (3-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0)

The TCU Horned Frogs and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The TCU Horned Frogs look to remain unbeaten as they chase a playoff spot. Trevone Boykin is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 985 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Boykin has thrown a touchdown pass in 18 straight games. Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee have combined for more than 520 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Shaun Nixon has eight receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 231 yards per contest, and Aaron Green leads the way with 272 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 20.3 points and 338.7 yards per game. Derrick Kindred leads the Horned Frogs with 20 tackles, Josh Carraway has 2.5 sacks and Denzel Johnson has an interception. Davion Pierson, Desmon White, Mike Tuaua and Kenny Iloka are questionable.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders also hope to remain undefeated and build on their big win over Arkansas. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Mahomes has 15 passing touchdowns in his last four games. Jakeem Grant and Reginald Davis have combined for more than 500 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Devin Lauderdale has 10 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 191.3 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 287 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 29.7 points and 491.7 yards per game. Dakota Allen leads the Red Raiders with 25 tackles, Branden Jackson has a sack and Keenon Ward has a pass deflection. Nigel Bethel II and Dylan Cantrell are questionable.

The Horned Frogs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Red Raiders are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

I know the Horned Frogs dropped 82 points on Texas Tech last year, but that was in TCU where they're a completely different team. The Red Raiders showed last week that they can hang with above-average teams. Also, Texas Tech has beaten TCU in two of the last three years. 

Texas Tech has the offense to hang with TCU and the home crowd will also help. Give me the points with a slight chance for an outright upset. 

Texas Tech Red Raiders +8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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