Texas Tech at Oklahoma NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
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Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is the site where Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners will play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. Oklahoma opens this game as 24-point favorites. The Red Raiders are 2-1-0 ATS and 0-3-0 when betting on the total. The Sooners are 1-1-1 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
09/16/19 QB Alan Bowman Shoulder is out indefinitely
08/22/19 WR Cameron Cantrell Collarbone is out for season
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
08/31/19 RB T.J. Pledger Hand is out indefinitely
08/08/19 CB Tre Norwood Knee is out for season
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went up against the Arizona Wildcats and were beaten 28-14. Armand Shyne led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 68 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per run. T.J. Vasher was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 96 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 16.0 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Red Raiders was Alan Bowman who went 30/55 with 307 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 2 interceptions during the game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ran the ball 25 times and earned a total of 104 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 80 plays for 415 yards. Overall, the Red Raiders racked up 22 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas Tech gave up 14 catches on 23 throws totaling 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.9%. On the day, they gave up a total of 499 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Red Raiders gave up 314 yards on 61 attempts which means they allowed 5.1 yards per carry allowed.
The Red Raiders come into this game with a record of 2-1 this season. For total yardage, they rank 6th in the Big 12 Conference and 59th in Division 1 with 1,519 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 32.3 points per contest, which has them at 57th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 169.3 rushing yards per game which is 8th in the Big 12. The Red Raiders have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 13.7 points per contest which has them at 2nd in the conference. When talking about rushing yards, Texas Tech is giving up 172.7 yards per game which has them at 8th in the Big 12 and 93rd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the conference and 54th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 518 rushing yards through 3 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Red Raiders have allowed 1,011 yards. Opponents are completing 50% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.1 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners played the UCLA Bruins and won 48-14. Running the show from under center for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 15/20 with 289 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Jalen Hurts paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 52 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 150 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 10.7 yards per run. Charleston Rambo was the receiving yardage leader by earning 116 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 23.2 yards per catch for the game. The Oklahoma Sooners ran the football 41 times and totaled 309 yards which earned them an average of 7.5 yards per attempt. Overall, the Sooners totaled 26 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 68 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 64 plays for 611 yards. In terms of defense, Oklahoma allowed 15 catches on 26 attempts for a total of 201 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. In the running game, the Sooners allowed 110 yards on 37 tries allowing their opponent an average of 3.0 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 311 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Sooners step onto the field holding a record of 3-0. Oklahoma is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 324.3 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 2nd in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 973 rushing yards through 3 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Sooners average 676.7 yards per contest overall putting them 1st in the nation and 1st in the Big 12. The Sooners are allowing 19.7 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 36th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are conceding 212.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Sooners are currently ranked 8th in the Big 12. In regard to points given up, they have given up 59 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 143.3 yards per game ranking them 67th in the nation and 6th in the Big 12 Conference. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 430 rushing yards and 2.1 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +24
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