Lets quickly preview tonights huge Big12 matchup between the Red Raiders and Horned Frogs.
Both team are coming off of a bye. Both teams are likely missing their starting QB. Both teams are 3-2… This is a massive game for both teams. Kind of a cross roads of sorts that will likely tell us the direction that both teams will be heading the rest of the season. TCU struggled against Iowa State after Shawn Robinson went down, but they were able to pull off the win. Tech, on the other hand, came storming back against WVU after Alan Bowman went down but were unable to finish off the comeback attempt.
Tech’s defense will have to start off much better than they have so fa this season when playing good competition. TCU’s defense is always salty, but if Tech can execute to their ability, they should be able to move the ball pretty well. While I like Tech’s chances to play well tonight, the advantage goes to TCU here.
Offensively, even if Shawn Robinson was healthy I would give Tech the advantage. With a week and a half to get Jett Duffey ready, I expect Kliff’s guys to be sharp tonight, starting with the new QB. I’m expecting a big game from Duffey.
These teams always play each other tough (with the exception of the infamous 80 pointer TCU put up a few years ago). I expect the same tonight. Nobody draws up defenses to stop the Air Raid like Gary Patterson, and I truly believe that Kingsbury is the most creative offensive mind on college football. But for tonight, I think Tech’s defense outplays TCU’s offense, gets a couple key turnovers and pull away late in this game.
Texas Tech- 35