Texas Tech football gets its first challenge of the season tomorrow night at 6:30 CST as the Red Raiders host the TCU Horned Frogs in Lubbock on ESPN.
Now, let’s get on with our week three prognostications. The greatest thing about college football is everyone trying to predict what will happen during the games, regular season and bowl games, and we here at Wreck ‘Em Red are no exception.
How many touchdowns for Baker?
Robert: three. TCU’s a much tougher opponent, but he’s only getting better.
Shelby: I think Baker Mayfield will get at least one rushing touchdown to add to his stats, but five total.
Austin: I will say Baker ends up with 4 TD’s, and the RB’s add another 2.
Over/under, Gary Patterson ties his shoes a dozen times?
Robert: Over. It’ll be a tight game, so Gary may slip a disk bending over so much.
Shelby: Going with the under. Eight sounds like a good number.
Austin: Over, especially if Tech jumps on top of TCU early.
Texas Tech wants 15,783 students at the game, so they’re offering extra seating. How many show?
Robert: I was very impressed with last Saturday’s student crowd, but Thursday night will be insane; 15,800.
Shelby: It wouldn’t surprise me if that many show up. It’s a big game, a blackout, and no one has the excuse of “being out of town for the weekend.”
Austin: 16,050. The scary part for TCU is that Tech students will make it more intense than if the game had just been sold out normally.
Both quarterbacks are mobile, but both teams have elite pass rushers. Which team wins the sack battle?
Robert: TCU. Fields is better off the edge than any of our guys and Tech’s O-line hasn’t stopped anyone yet.
Shelby: I’m going to be ridiculous and say tie. But here’s hoping Tech wins the sack battle.
Austin: Tech. They are designed to get the ball out of Baker’s hands quickly, where as TCU will try to stretch the field if they can.
Robert: 35-27 Tech.
Shelby: 38-35 Tech.
Austin: 42-35 Tech.
There you have it folks, locked and loaded. Leave your own predictions in the comments section. Wreck’Em!