Friday, November 25, 2016
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The Baylor Bears take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Jones AT&T Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Bears are 2-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
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Zach Smith finished with 258 yards through the air for Baylor last week. He completed 27 passes out of 45 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Shock Linwood, who finished with 110 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. KD Cannon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 91 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Baylor got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 368 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 110 yards on 33 attempts.
Patrick Mahomes finished with 219 yards passing for Texas Tech last week. He went 18 for 36, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Red Raiders were led on the ground by Da'Leon Ward, who finished with 97 yards on 25 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Keke Coutee led the team in receiving with 115 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Texas Tech had 17 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 306 yards for the contest. The Red Raiders ran for 84 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Baylor scores 36.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 28th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.5 passes on 36.2 attempts for a 53.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 265.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 36th in college football. The Bears run for an average of 255 yards per game on 49.1 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the nation. They also run 85.3 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 520.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Bears average 24.9 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the country. They accumulate 76.5 penalty yards per game via 9.5 penalties, which ranks 3rd in the nation.
Baylor allows 199 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 28.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 69th. They give up 15.4 completions on 28.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.5. The Bears allow 213.8 rushing yards per game on 48.6 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 99th in the country. Baylor allows 412.8 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 70th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 43.8 yards per game, ranking them 24th among D-1 teams.
Texas Tech averages 42.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 36.2 passes per game on 55.1 attempts for a 65.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 451.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 1st in Division 1. The Red Raiders run for an average of 105.7 yards per game on 32.5 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 123rd on the ground. They also run 87.5 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 557.5 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the country on offense. The Red Raiders get an average of 30.5 first downs per game, which ranks 1st in the nation. They average 57.9 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 48th in college football.
Texas Tech allows an average of 310.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 125th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 44.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 127th in the nation. They give up 21.9 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.9 per game. The Red Raiders allow 236.9 rushing yards per contest on 40.6 carries for a 5.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 116th in the country. Texas Tech allows 547.1 total yards per game for an average of 7.1 yards per play, which ranks 128th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 60.3 yards in each contest, ranking 97th in the nation.
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 3-7-0 against the over/under this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 2-8-0 this season
Texas Tech Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Texas Tech has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 LB Taylor Young Knee "?" Friday vs. Texas Tech
11/20/16 RB Terence Williams Leg "?" Friday vs. Texas Tech
11/13/16 QB Seth Russell Leg out for season
10/12/16 DB Eric Ogor Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Byron Bonds Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 RB Johnny Jefferson Personal out for season
11/20/16 LB D'Vonta Hinton Concussion "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 RB Demarcus Felton Leg "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 WR Dylan Cantrell Hand "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 LB Kolin Hill Leg "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 WR T.J. Vasher Knee "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 LB Jordyn Brooks Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 RB Justin Stockton Chest "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/20/16 DB Keenon Ward Head "?" Friday vs. Baylor
11/14/16 OL Justin Murphy Knee out for season
11/11/16 WR Devin Lauderdale Disciplinary out indefinitely
11/11/16 DL Gary Moore Disciplinary out indefinitely
10/25/16 Backup RB Corey Dauphine Personal left the team
10/14/16 WR Ja'Deion High Foot out indefinitely
10/04/16 DB Paul Banks III Academics out indefinitely
09/27/16 C Conner Dyer Knee out for season
09/25/16 DB Tevin Madison Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech +2.5
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