Texas Longhorns (6-3) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -1 -- Over/Under:
Big-12 college football features the Texas Tech Red Raiders hosting the Texas Longhorns.
The Texas Longhorns have followed a six game winning streak with consecutive losses following a 42-41 defeat in week ten to West Virginia who converted a two point conversion in the closing seconds. Texas was outgained 578-520 with the only turnover of the game while logging 34 minutes of possession.
Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger connected on 25-36 for 354 yards and three touchdowns while rushing eleven times for 52 yards and a score.
Tre Watson ran for 80 yards on 14 touches and a TD on 14 carries and gave the Horns another 35 yards and a score on two catches. The duo of Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Devin Duvernay were the go to receivers for Texas with 15 combined receptions for 243 yards and a touchdown each.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders drive for a Bowl has stalled with consecutive defeats after a 51-46 shootout loss to Oklahoma. Texas Tech gave up 683 yards and countered with 473 yards and won the turnover battle 2-0.
Red Raiders quarterback Alan Bowman hit 21-26 for 227 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Jett Duffey completed 9-17 and another two scores.
Da’Leon Ward led the Red Raiders on the ground with 53 yards on eight totes with a TD followed by Antoine Wesley totaled 12 receptions for 199 yards.
Texas Longhorns are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf and under is 5-0 in Texas Longhorns last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and under is 8-1 in Texas Longhorns last 9 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Over is 6-0 in Texas Tech Red Raiders last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game and Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Texas Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Texas Tech and road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Texas Tech.
My thinking here is the Longhorns are a better defense in this matchup and facing a back up quarterback…