Texas Tech @ TCU
At this point in the season, the Red Raiders will still be looking for their first road win. And by the power of the cactus, they will get it in Fort Worth against TCU.
The fact that TCU will be led by former Texas Tech assistant Sonny Dykes will add yet another fascinating layer to this heated rivalry. But Dykes is far from a home-run hire for the Frogs. In fact, at his last Power 5 job, he went only 19-30 at Cal.
Now, the folks in Fort Worth care more about football than the people at Cal do but Dykes has some questions he has to answer this year, including, who his QB is. Heading into Friday’s season opener against Colorado, he’s yet to name one and he’s said he’s going to play three QBs during the game. That’s not the sign of a healthy program.
Meanwhile, will the offensive-minded head coach be able to keep TCU’s defensive identity in place? Likely not. After all, he’s taking over for Gary Patterson, one of the best defensive coaches the sport has seen in the last 30 years.
Also making this a winnable game for Tech will be the expected throng of Red Raiders that will show up in Fort Worth, Despite doing everything in their power to keep Tech fans out of Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Frogs won’t be able to have a decided home-field advantage when the Red Raiders come calling.
Tech has the better QB in this game and might have the better defense as well. What a reversal that will be as Tech moves to 5-4 in 2022.
Game 10: Texas Tech vs. Kansas
If Tech can’t beat Kansas in Lubbock, then the rest of the season should be forfeited. Tech moves to 6-4 on the year.