College Football Picks: Texas Tech

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This season, the landscape of college football is wide open. With no clear-cut favorite to win the National Championship, it is anyone’s game. Every team has a chance to make a run at the title and Texas Tech is no different. The Red Raiders have a strong team and will be looking to make noise in the Big 12 this season. Here is a look at Texas Tech’s schedule and some key games that could make or break their season.

Texas Tech’s Schedule

Texas Tech has one of the most difficult schedules in all of college football. They will have to face five teams that are ranked in the top 25, including three in the top 10. They also have to play two teams that are coming off of bye weeks.

Texas Tech’s Offense

Texas Tech’s offense is one of the most explosive and fun to watch in college football. They score a ton of points and have a lot of big playmakers. Their quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, is a Heisman Trophy candidate and their leading receiver, Keke Coutee, is one of the best in the country. They also have a really good offensive line. Their running game is not great, but they don’t need it to be because their passing game is so good.

Their defense is not very good, but they don’t need it to be because their offense scores so many points.

They are currently 8-0 and ranked 5th in the country. They have a very tough remaining schedule with games against Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, and Baylor. I think they will lose at least two of those games and finish the season 10-2.

Texas Tech’s Defense

Texas Tech’s Defense is their strength this season. They are ranked 3rd in the nation in sacks and 5th in tackles for loss. They have a good mix of veterans and young players that should be able to keep opposing offenses off balance all season.

Special Teams

Texas Tech’s kicking game was a weapon last season, with Kemah Siverand and Clayton Hatfield accounting for 21 of the team’s 31 touchbacks. Hatfield also hit 10 of 13 field goals, with a long of 53. Ryan Erxleben takes over as the punter after averaging 42 yards per punt last season. He’ll have to be better this season if the Red Raiders want to improve on their special teams’ play from last year.


Texas Tech’s offense is high-powered, but its defense is suspect. The Red Raiders will need to outscore opponents to win games, which could be tough in the Big 12.

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