TCU has a prolific passing offense that might test the Texas Tech secondary
While Bailey is TCU’s best weapon, the Frogs’ passing attack is also dangerous. That balance will make this a potentially difficult night for the Texas Tech defense.
Now, the last time we saw TCU, nothing worked for them on offense in their 38-point loss at Kansas State. That doesn’t mean that this offense isn’t worth fearing, though. Rather, it was likely an anomaly.
The question is, which version of Hoover will show up? In his last two games, his only two starts of the year, he’s been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Against KSU, he threw for only 187 yards and he had a pick as he completed only 53.5% of his passes. But the week before, he managed to rack up 439 yards and four TDs in a home win over BYU that saw him complete 63.8% of his passes. However, that day, he did toss two picks.
Of course, Tech hasn’t been able to intercept many passes of late. In fact, this defense hasn’t registered an INT since September 23 at West Virginia when the Red Raiders picked off two balls.
Overall, the Frogs rank second in the Big 12 in passing yards per game at 289.5. That trails only Oklahoma.
However, much of that was accomplished with QB1 Chandler Morris running the show. He isn’t expected to play this week so Hoover will get the call.
Can Tech get after the redshirt freshman and make him look like Kansas State did? Or, will a week-and-a-half of preparation for the Red Raiders give him the edge he needs to have a big day? That will be one of the keys of the game.