Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 11/24/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-13)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-5) are headed to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 24, 2023 where they will meet the Texas Longhorns (10-1). Texas is 13-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this matchup with a record of 6-5 for this year. In their last matchup, the Red Raiders faced off with the UCF Knights and went home with a win by a final score of 24-23. Behren Morton connected on 21/34 with 256 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 138.5 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Tahj Brooks led the offense in rushing for the Red Raiders with 24 attempts for 182 yards (7.6 yds per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 63 plays which gave them 446 yards. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ended up running the ball 29 times and accounted for 190 yds, which earned them an average of 6.6 yds per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Red Raiders conceded 238 yds on 40 tries, which is 6.0 yds per rush allowed. Texas Tech allowed 16 pass completions on 32 attempts for a total of 248 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
The Red Raiders have attained 4,445 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Texas Tech has amassed 21 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 18 times. Texas Tech has accrued 248 1st downs, and they have committed 62 infractions for 600 yards. As a team they are averaging 170.9 yards on the ground ranking them 51st in D-1. Regarding scoring, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 28.6 PPG.
The Red Raiders rank 55th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 24.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 155.5 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have given up 1,711 rushing yards through 11 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Red Raiders are allowing 2,492 yards which puts them in 69th in the country. They are allowing 226.5 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.6%. For the year, they are giving up 382.0 yards per contest which ranks them 74th in the nation. They have yielded 14 touchdowns by air in addition to 15 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Longhorns come into this game with a record of 10-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Longhorns got the victory with a final of 26-16 when they faced the Iowa State Cyclones. Quinn Ewers (2 TDs) finished the contest with 281 yds on 23/33 through the air while his quarterback rate was 161.2. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.5. CJ Baxter carried the football 20 times for 117 yds, ending the game with 5.9 yds per carry for Texas. The Longhorns finished with 404 yards while they ran 67 plays (6.0 yards per play). Texas ran the ball for 3.6 yards per carry, totaling 123 yards on 34 carries. Texas conceded 21 rushing attempts for 9 yards (0.4 yards per rush). The Longhorns secondary allowed a completion percentage of 75.0%, surrendering 323 yards on 24 for 32 through the air.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Longhorns are sitting 29th in D-1 scoring 33.1 PPG. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 454.3 yards per game, ranking them 15th in Division 1. The Texas offense has accrued 524 penalty yds on 66 infractions, which is good for 63rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 7 picks while conceding 7 fumbles and they have obtained 240 first downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Longhorns have thrown for 3,039 passing yards as well as an average of 276.3 throwing yards per game, ranking them 28th in D-1. They average 178.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,958 yards for the year.
Texas has allowed a total of 910 yards via the ground game (82.7 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns rushing so far this season. They have conceded 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 253.9 yards per game, ranking them 113th in the nation. They have tallied 6 fumbles recovered and 12 picks this year. The Longhorns defense has taken the field for 710 plays, which is 43rd in Division 1. The Longhorns are giving up 18.2 points per game, ranking them 16th in college football. This year, they have conceded 200 pts.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +13
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