TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 11/2/2023 – On Thursday night, college football enthusiasts are in for an exciting matchup as TCU Horned Frogs travel to Lubbock, Texas, to take on Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Both teams hope to prove their mettle within the Big 12 conference; this matchup promises intense action and excitement! In this blog post, we’ll look into recent performances, key players, and what fans should expect in this matchup. The NCAAF picks and predictions are updated below as these two teams clash in an exciting game.
TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 11/2/2023
|When:||Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Jones AT&T Stadium|
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TCU Horned Frogs have experienced a mixed season thus far, boasting a 4-4 overall record and 2-3 standing in Big 12 play. Most recently they faced Kansas State Wildcats in an extremely challenging outing that resulted in a lopsided 41-3 loss despite scoring three points while amassing 300 total yards of total offense. Meanwhile, their defense struggled mightily against Kansas State, giving up 587 total yards.
Key Offensive Players
Quarterback Josh Hoover has led the offense this season, throwing for 795 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions thrown his way. Hoover will need to up his efficiency and decision-making abilities as leader of this crucial matchup
Emani Bailey has been TCU’s go-to running back this season, amassing 851 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Establishing an effective ground game will be essential to their success.
JP Richardson has proven his value to TCU’s passing game by amassing 420 yards and two touchdown receptions in 2017. His ability to make big plays downfield will be critical in TCU’s offensive strategy.
Linebacker Namdi Obiazor has been an impressive force on defense, leading the team with 65 tackles. His outstanding tackling ability will prove essential in stopping Texas Tech’s offensive attack.
TCU’s defense has been highly aggressive this season, recording 20 quarterback sacks and six interceptions to create turnovers and disrupt Red Raider’s offensive rhythm.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Seek Revival with Win at Home
Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this matchup with an overall record of 3-5 and 2-3 standing in Big 12 play. Their last match-up against BYU resulted in a 27-14 loss despite gaining 389 total yards against them while holding them to only 277 yards total offense – yet they committed five turnovers total, one leading directly to a touchdown score for BYU, underlining the importance of ball security for success.
Jake Strong will look to recover after an extremely challenging game where he threw for 409 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions thrown his way. Protecting the football and making accurate throws are paramount in helping the Red Raiders achieve victory.
Tahj Brooks’ Performance
Running back Tahj Brooks has been an outstanding performer, amassing 891 rushing yards and scoring six touchdowns – an accomplishment that will prove essential in Texas Tech’s offensive strategy.
Myles Price leads the Red Raiders receiver corps with 331 yards and four touchdown receptions. Forging an effective partnership between him and Jake Strong and making explosive plays downfield is key to their success.
Ben Roberts’ Success
Ben Roberts has been an incredible linebacker, leading his team with 66 tackles so far this season. His ability to read plays and disrupt opposing offense will prove vitally important in this game.
Texas Tech’s defense has shown an aggressive streak this season, recording 16 quarterback sacks and five interceptions – creating pressure on TCU’s quarterback and creating turnovers will be key components to Texas Tech’s success.
Defensive Showdown with Texas Tech Leaning Slightly in Their Favor
Though both teams have shown moments of promise and resilience, this matchup may turn out to be a defensive stalemate, with total points scored being lower than anticipated; therefore betting the under could be a wise decision.
Texas Tech has shown a penchant for low-scoring contests over their last seven games, evidenced by five UNDER wins in head-to-head meetings between Texas Tech and TCU and five UNDERS victories overall. Furthermore, UNDER has prevailed in six of TCU’s last seven overall contests as well.
TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
Texas Christian are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas Christian’s last 7 games.
Texas Christian are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
TCU are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Texas Tech.
Texas Christian are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Texas Tech.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Christian’s last 5 games on the road.
Texas Christian are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas Christian’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
Texas Christian are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in November.
Texas Christian are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in week 10.
Texas Tech Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech’s last 7 games.
Total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech’s last 7 games against Texas Christian.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas Tech’s last 11 games at home.
Texas Tech are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texas Christian.
Texas Tech are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in November.
Texas Tech are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games played in week 10.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech’s last 6 games played on a Thursday.
TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Pick
TCU boasts one of the nation’s premier defenses, allowing an average of only 12.0 points per game – one of the lowest totals in all of college basketball. Texas Tech stands out with an outstanding 25.4 point per game average allowed; which places them amongst elite defensive units.
Thursday night’s matchup between TCU and Texas Tech promises to be an intense defensive showdown, with both teams possessing strengths. Texas Tech may gain the edge due to its superior defensive capabilities. College football fans should anticipate an arduous, low-scoring contest at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock as these two sides vie for victory and conference supremacy. The Raiders are predicted to win this game as per the top sports betting picks.
Score Prediction: Raiders 27, Horned Frogs 24.