Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro (22) celebrates his second touchdown catch in the first quarter against the Baylor Bears at AT

Texas Tech vs. Texas: Bold Predictions

Nov 3, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Kenny Williams (34) rushes against Texas Longhorns safety Mykkele Thompson (2) in the first half at Jones AT

Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4) looks to upset Texas (7-3, 6-1) in Austin for the first time since Men in Black was in theaters. The Red Raiders want to end their season on a high note, and the Longhorns, coming off a blowout loss at home to Oklahoma State, are scrambling to salvage their season, and probably Mack Brown’s job.

Our Bold Predictions for tomorrow:


Tech’s run defense will continue to show major flaws and give up more than 230 yards of running. There just seems to be a trend going…

Amaro will have his best game yet. Why? Because if you just got cheated out of an award for best tight end in the country when you’re undoubtedly the best tight end in the country, wouldn’t you want to prove the award committee wrong? I know I would, and I think Amaro will cause the country to laugh in their face (even more).

I think this will be another battle of the turnovers – with at least five between the two teams. Tech has obviously lost the turnover game this year, but I think Tech’s defense will be aggressive and cause a few, too.

Final score: 35-31 Tech


You aren’t facing the same Texas defenses of the past that you are used to. Yes, they have talent. But they haven’t put it together all year. They are vulnerable and Texas Tech should easily hang 42 points on them.

Jace Amaro will go off. Is it his last regular season game in a red and black uniform? Is he upset about being snubbed by the John Mackey committee? I don’t know. But I do know he’s got plenty of motivation to have a monster game.

Texas Tech wins for the first time since 1997 in Austin.

Final score: 45-42 Texas Tech


I fully expect this Red Raider team to turn some heads tomorrow night. It won’t be that elusive “best game” Kingsbury’s been chasing all year, but it’ll be pretty close. Both sides of the ball showed flashes last week; but the big question is, can they sustain it for 60 minutes? I think they can, and here’s what it’ll look like:

For the first time in four weeks, this team won’t lose the turnover battle. I’m not saying they’ll win it, just that it’ll at least be even.

Kenny Williams, DeAndre Washington and Sadale Foster combine for 150+ rushing yards and three touchdowns to sustain and finish long scoring drives on offense.

Final score: 33-31, Tech

There you go, folks. Locked and loaded. Leave us your Bold Predictions in the comments section below and #WreckUT.

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