Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Sooners (-20)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3) are hitting the road to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (8-0). Texas Tech opens this matchup as 20-point dogs. The total has been set at 69.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders head into this game 5-3 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Red Raiders faced the Kansas State Wildcats and took a loss by a final of 25-24. Henry Colombi went 10/17 with 148 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 120.2 and finished the contest with 1 interception. SaRodorick Thompson was the rushing leader for the Red Raiders with 11 attempts for 47 yds (4.3 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 56 plays which converted into 318 yards. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ran the ball a total of 37 different times and accounted for 170 yds, earning them an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Against the run, the Red Raiders conceded 81 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 2.8 yds per run allowed. Texas Tech conceded 24 completions on 30 tries for 296 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.0%.
The Red Raiders have earned 3,506 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Texas Tech has amassed 10 passing touchdowns and 23 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 13 times. Texas Tech has accrued 160 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 40 penalties for 341 yds. Offensively they're holding an average of 168.8 yards on the ground ranking them 61st in the nation. When talking about putting points on the board, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have an average of 34.3 PPG.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Red Raiders have conceded 1,869 yds which has them ranked 111th in college football. They are conceding 233.6 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.0%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 385.3 yards per game putting them at 82nd in college football. They have conceded 15 touchdowns by air and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 151.6 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have conceded 1,213 rushing yards through 8 contests. The Red Raiders are sitting in 111th in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 30.6 points per contest.
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The Sooners head into this matchup 8-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Sooners walked away with a victory by a final of 35-23 against the Kansas Jayhawks. Caleb Williams (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 178 yards on 15/20 passing while his quarterback rate was 172.8. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 8.9. Kennedy Brooks ran the football 24 times for 79 yards, walking away from the game with 3.3 yards per carry for Oklahoma. The Sooners finished the contest with a total of 398 yds and they ran 54 plays (7.4 yds per play). Oklahoma rushed for 6.5 yards per tote, finishing the game with 220 yards on 34 carries. Oklahoma allowed 42 rush attempts for 166 yds (4.0 yds per carry). The Sooners secondary conceded a completion percentage of 73.9%, surrendering 246 yds on 17 out of 23 through the air.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Sooners are ranked 8th in the nation with 41.8 points per outing. During this campaign so far, the Sooners have compiled 2,188 yards through the air along with holding an average of 273.5 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 27th in the country. The Oklahoma Sooners average 469.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 17th in college football. The Oklahoma offense has totaled 396 yards of penalties on 49 infractions, which ranks 51st in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Oklahoma has surrendered a total of 895 rushing yards (111.9 yards/game) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 273.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 125th in the nation. The Sooners defense has been on the field for 526 plays, which ranks 108th in the country. The Sooners are conceding 24.6 PPG, ranking them 71st in D-1. This season, they have given up 197 pts.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sooners -20
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