Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-11.5)
DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium is where the Texas Longhorns (2-1) will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0) on Saturday. Texas Tech opens this game as 11.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 62.5.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Red Raiders faced the FIU Panthers and went home with a win by a final score of 54-21. Tyler Shough went 26/35 with 399 yds through the air and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 207.8 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Tahj Brooks led the offense in rushing for the Red Raiders with 9 attempts for 47 yds (5.2 yards per attempt). The Texas Tech Red Raiders ended up rushing 37 different times and amassed 177 yards, which is an average of 4.8 yds per carry. In all, they had 74 plays which totaled 584 yds. Texas Tech relinquished 13 completions on 29 attempts for 191 yards, and a completion rate of 44.8%. In the running game, the Red Raiders gave up 55 yds on 29 attempts, which is an average of 1.9 yards per run surrendered.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 40.0 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 174.0 yards via the ground game which is 58th in D-1. The Red Raiders currently have 1,323 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Texas Tech has totaled 6 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Texas Tech has compiled 57 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 21 infractions for 191 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Red Raiders have given up 708 yards which ranks them 101st in Division 1. They have conceded 236.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.9%. During the season, they are giving up 290.7 yards per contest putting them at 41st in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.8 yards per tote and 54.7 rushing yards per contest so far this season. For the year, they have allowed 164 rushing yards through 3 games. The Red Raiders sit in 71st in college football regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 21.3 PPG.
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The Longhorns head into this matchup 2-1 this season. In their last game, the Longhorns got the victory with a final of 58-0 when they played the Rice Owls. Casey Thompson (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 164 yards on 15/18 passing while his quarterback rating was 185.4. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 9.1. Bijan Robinson carried the rock 13 times for 127 yards, finishing the contest with 9.8 yards per carry for Texas. The Longhorns finished the contest with 620 yards while running 62 plays (10.0 yards per play). Texas ran for 10.4 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 427 yds on 41 attempts. Texas gave up 32 run attempts for 156 yards (4.9 yards per carry). The Longhorns secondary allowed a completion rate of 79.2%, relinquishing 128 yds on 19 out of 24 through the air.
The Texas Longhorns average 437.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 39th in Division 1. The Texas offense has racked up 96 penalty yards on 13 violations, which is good for 114th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season so far, the Longhorns have thrown for 576 passing yards along with an average of 192.0 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 99th in the country. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Longhorns currently sit 32nd in Division 1 by scoring 39.0 points per game.
The Longhorns are surrendering 19.3 PPG, ranking them 60th in D-1. Texas has allowed a total of 565 rushing yards (188.3 yards per game) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. This year, they have relinquished 58 points. They have allowed 1 TD through the air in addition to 182.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 49th in Division 1. The Longhorns defense has taken part in 191 plays, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Longhorns -11.5
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