According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Horned Frogs are 6.5-point road favorites versus the Red Raiders after opening as 7.5-point favorites.
Kingsbury got his revenge for last season and for the comments that Bielema made about the air raid offense at a convention for Texas high school football coaches. “They’ll be the toughest and most talented team that we’ve played”. Johnson sealed Texas Tech’s win over the Razorbacks with a forced fumble late in the game that he recovered.
The most encouraging aspect of Pat’s performance was his ability to manage the game, and Kliff Kingsbury deserves a great deal of credit for calling a great game. The 49ers are a “go against” team until they prove they can play with the big boys. The group still needs to work on fundamentals: taking on blockers, reading the play and reacting quickly, and tackling.
“That play was huge,” Washington said, via Jake Trotter of ESPN.com.
“We are going to continue to schedule Power Five opponents”.
Nationally, the Texas Tech passing attack is ranked second, while the TCU pass defense is only ranked 43rd. “He’s unflappable”. The over/under is an eye popping 80.5 total points.
TCU still finds themselves inside the Top 5, Gary Patterson’s group has been scoring points and looking to march their way to an unbeaten season. Defensively, the TCU Horned Frogs yield 182.7 yards in passing and 156.0 yards in rushing. OU enters Sunday’s match against Iowa State having not lost in its last three contest.
Patterson was alluding to the situation at Baylor when defensive end Sam Ukwuachu – who also had issues at Boise State before transferring – was convicted of sexually assaulting a now-former Baylor women’s soccer player. Let’s not forget, the Big XII South was akin to the SEC West in those days and they had to compete against National Championship caliber teams nearly every year. “It’s our responsibility as coaches to get it done and we have to get it done”. Not much is going right for either team: Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is serving a three-game suspension, star receiver Leonte Caroo is suspended on a domestic violence charge, and six other players have been charged with a series of violent crimes.
Oklahoma State (-3) over TEXAS – The Longhorns may have finally found a quarterback in Jerrod Heard, who led a big second-half comeback vs. Cal. Now all they need is a defense and a kicking game to bang with the Big 12’s elite. “They’ve got a sellout, they’re playing really well and they’re 3-0″. Without a true tight end, the Tech offense lacks a full suite of weapons in the red zone.
The Ole Miss defense took a hit with the loss of hard-hitting safety Tony Conner (knee surgery) for at least four weeks. He said in his weekly press conference that the defensive coaches had all the schemes under control, but that he has become more of a cheerleader than in the past, doing everything he can to fire up the troops. TCU is 1-2 against the Red Raiders, including 20-10 loss in Lubbock in 2013 and 56-53 in triple overtime in Fort Worth in 2012….