Texas Tech and Texas State square off tomorrow night in Lubbock in front of a sellout crowd. Here’s some matchups to keep an eye on during what promises to be a blowout.
Terrance Bullitt vs. Everyone
Defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt couldn’t say enough about Terrance Bullitt after last week’s performance against TCU. Bullitt helped lead the Red Raiders to victory with one of the best defensive efforts we’ve seen around here in a long time. Through three games, his stats don’t exactly stand out, but the way he sacrifices his body and works to make every play on every down in every quarter certainly does. It should be another great day for Bullitt at his Raider position.
Baker Mayfield vs. Himself
Mayfield had his first bad game of the season against TCU last week. Granted, the ‘Frogs probably have one of the best defenses in conference, but three interceptions is three interceptions. It will be interesting to see how much hangover Mayfield plays with in this game, if any at all. Let’s not forget, this kid is an 18-year-old walk-on playing is just his fourth college game. Last week was a much bigger stage against a much bigger opponent, so I expect good Mayfield to show up and shine.
Edge: Good Baker
Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington vs. the Offensive Line
This offensive line hasn’t been very solid, but last week running backs Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington showed just how dangerous they can be with a little bit of blocking. Granted, receivers Bradley Marquez and Jace Amaro did the blocking on the two biggest plays of the game, both swing passes to Williams and Washington. Now the question is, can they continue to produce without the help of a young, inexperience offensive line? I think they can. Whether it’s running or catching passes, I expect Kingsbury to continue getting the ball in the hands of two of the most explosive offensive players he has.
Edge: Williams and Washington