TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Red Raiders (+1.5)
The TCU Horned Frogs (2-2) are hitting the road to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-1). TCU opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is 63.5.
The TCU Horned Frogs head into this game 2-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Horned Frogs played the Texas Longhorns and went home with a loss by a final score of 32-27. Max Duggan went 20/28 with 182 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 137.8 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Zach Evans was the rushing leader for the Horned Frogs with 15 totes for 113 yards (7.5 yards per attempt). In all, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 351 yards. The TCU Horned Frogs ended up running the ball 41 times and tallied 169 yds, which is an average of 4.1 yds per attempt. Against the rush, the Horned Frogs conceded 273 yds on 50 attempts, which is an average of 5.5 yards per run allowed. TCU allowed 12 pass completions on 22 attempts for 142 yds, and a completion rate of 54.5%.
The Horned Frogs have earned 1,733 total yards for the season. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, TCU has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 6 different times. TCU has tallied 101 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 27 penalties for 245 yards. Offensively they're averaging 197.0 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 32nd in D-1. When talking about scoring, the TCU Horned Frogs are sitting at 35.0 PPG.
When it comes to passing yards, the Horned Frogs have allowed 772 yards which puts them in 29th in the country. They have conceded 193.0 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 53.8%. For the season, they are surrendering 397.3 yards per game which ranks them 95th in D-1. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per running attempt and 204.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. For the year, they have allowed 817 running yards through 4 games. The Horned Frogs sit in 97th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 27.3 points per game.
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The Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 4-1 for this season. In their last game, the Red Raiders got the victory with a final of 23-20 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Henry Colombi finished the contest with 266 yards on 23/34 passing while his quarterback rate was 133.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.8. SaRodorick Thompson carried the football 12 times for 48 yards, ending the contest with 4.0 yards per attempt for Texas Tech. Texas Tech rushed for 2.7 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 80 yds on 30 attempts. The Red Raiders finished with a total of 346 yards and they ran 65 plays (5.3 yds per play). The Red Raiders passing defense gave up a completion rate of 74.3%, surrendering 330 yards on 26 for 35 passing. Texas Tech relinquished 27 running attempts for 94 yards (3.5 yds per rush).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders hold an average of 438.0 yards per contest, ranking them 39th in D-1. The Texas Tech offense has accrued 271 yards of penalties on 30 violations, which has them sitting 73rd in the country in terms of hurting your team. During the season so far, the Red Raiders have a total of 1,470 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 294.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 23rd in college football. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Red Raiders rank 29th in college football averaging 35.6 points per game.
Texas Tech has conceded a total of 593 yards rushing (118.6 yards per contest) in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 268.2 yards per outing, which has them sitting 123rd in D-1. The Red Raiders defense has taken the field for 357 plays, which is 114th in D-1. The Red Raiders are surrendering 30.8 points per game, which has them ranked 114th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 154 total points.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -1.5
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