It’s rivalry week in the sport of college football, and you are going to find some great rivalry games taking place this weekend. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are set to visit the Texas Longhorns, and this will be a big game.
Texas Tech is coming into Week 13 with an overall record of 6-5, and they are trying to play the role of spoiler in this game. The Red Raiders are coming to Austin, Texas with some momentum after winning three straight games.
The Texas Longhorns have gone 10-1 so far this season, and they already have a terrific resume for the College Football Playoffs. Texas is currently sitting at number seven in the most recent rankings, but they can’t afford to suffer any more losses this season.
Texas is coming into this game as a 13.5-point betting favorites over Texas Tech in this Big 12 Conference showdown.
Red Raiders Looking to Run
Texas Tech is averaging just 28.5 points per game this season, and that’s well below what the top conference teams are putting up. The Red Raiders are averaging 170 rushing yards per game, and they will need to have some success on the ground in this one.
Quarterback Behren Morton is having a huge season for the Red Raiders as he has thrown for 1,410 yards and 12 touchdowns. Morton doesn’t need to take over this game, but he must provide some balance on offense in this game.
This defense should have a ton of momentum after playing well during this winning streak, and the secondary has been tremendous. Texas Tech will need to keep the score low if they want a chance to win this one.
Longhorns Lighting Up Scoreboard
Texas has been a solid offensive team over the last few seasons, but quarterback Quinn Ewers has really stepped up his play this season. The Longhorns are averaging 32.9 points per game this season, and they can put points up in a hurry.
Quinn Ewers has missed some time this season, but he has still thrown for 2,513 yards and 16 touchdowns heading into this game. Running back Jonathon Brooks has racked up 1,139 yards and 10 touchdowns and he is another key player for this team.
The Texas defense hasn’t always been great this season, but they have picked some big times to have a dominant performance. If Texas is able to get a lead then this defense is going to take care of the rest.
Longhorns Roll Over Red Raiders
Texas Tech might be coming into this game with some momentum, but they haven’t been playing many great teams during this recent run. The Red Raiders are now going to face a great team on the road, and they just won’t be able to score many points.
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers is having a big season, and it will be his arm that helps to decide the outcome in this game. Once the Longhorns are able to get a lead in this one, don’t be surprised to see the defense take control to turn this into a blowout.
Bet the Texas Longhorns -13.5 as the home team is going to pick up a blowout win to finish the regular season with a record of 11-1.