Sep 12, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) rushes against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first quarter at Jones AT

Texas Tech vs. Texas State: Bold Predictions

Texas Tech football wraps up the non-conference schedule tomorrow night at 6:00 CST as the Red Raiders host the Texas State Bobcats in Lubbock.

Now, let’s get on with our week four predictions. One of the greatest things about college football is everyone trying to determine what will happen during the games, regular season and bowl games, and we here at Wreck ‘Em Red are no exception.

Baker Mayfield in the opener, Carlos Thompson against SFA, Davis Webb last week; which true freshman shines against Texas State?

Robert: I’m betting on D.J. Polite-Bray. He got close to making a couple big plays against SFA, so I’m sure he’ll see some time on Saturday.

Shelby: I think it will be Thompson again. His time on the field has shown coaches believe in his ability. It will be a great game for Thompson.

Austin: Zach Barnes. He’s played in a couple of games this season and only has one tackle. Defensively he’s a guy that can make coaches take notice with a solid performance Saturday.

Longest pass plays from last week went to running backs. More rushing yards or receiving yards for all backs this week?

Robert: Until Tech runs the ball, they can’t run the ball. Williams and Washington get it done through the air, mostly.

Shelby: Receiving. The offensive line isn’t run blocking well enough to have more rushing yards.

Austin: I’m going to say more rushing yards. It’s about time one of them broke off a big one for a long run.

When will Kingsbury pull the starters once this one gets out of hand?

Robert: End of the third. Kliff pulled the starters early against SFA to give them a long breather heading into a short week. I think he treats this game kind of like practice reps for his starters.

Shelby: Beginning of third. Since next week is bye week, I think he’ll let them play the half (it will be out of hand by then) and then start going deeper into the roster.

Austin: Third quarter if he can. He can play them a little longer since they have a bye next week.

Over/under, Mayfield rushes for 100 yards?

Robert: Under. Mayfield has wheels, but his arm is too good to lean heavily on his running ability.

Shelby: Over. He’s not afraid to take advantage of opportunities given to him.

Austin: Under. After a fairly abysmal passing performance last week I think he’ll look to prove that he can bounce back.

Score?

Robert: 48-13 Tech.

Shelby: 56-14 Tech.

Austin: 55-10 Tech.

Leave your Bold Predictions in the comments section and we’ll feature them in a post on Sunday!

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