Time: Saturday, September 10
Time: 4pm Eastern
TV: FS1 Network
Streaming: fuboTV (starting Free Trial)
Odds, Betting Lines, Spreads
Line: Texas Tech -4
Moneyline: HOU +130 TTU -155
FPI Selection: Texas Tech 65.6%
What You Need to Know
Houston: Clayton Tune pitched 4 of his 9 picks against the Red Raiders last season While the defense came with 4 sacks, 13 TFL appeared in its opener. Houston’s offense made too many mistakes last week and struggled with 11 penalties, but note how Tune connected with receiver Nathaniel Dell. He had 2 TDs against UTSA.
Tyler Shough may be out with an injury, but Donovan Smith looks good in Week 1, throwing 4 TD passes and leading an offense with a national-best 12 Games over 20 yards. Now that he’s up against Houston Secondary, he can get behind.
Houston vs Texas Tech: Fast Facts
+ Tech scores 6 straight after Smith enters QB game
+ Houston in last 15 10 of the games outscored opponents 147-52 in the first quarter and shut out opponents in the first quarter
+ Texas Tech vs Michigan State in the first half 0 starting defensive losses allowed in college games
+ Houston was No. 1 a year ago with 0.257 3rd downconversion rate
+ Tech won Last 15 non-conference home games and 40 of last 41 games
+ UH ranks 6th nationally in total defense (301.2 ypg)
+ Texas Tech returns 70.1% of total offense and 84.1% of quick production
+ Houston led college football last season with 6 blocked shots
+ Tech in last 10 Won 9 games against Houston, including last 4 straight
+ Houston led Dana Holgorsen 13-4 when leading after the first quarter and 4-4 when trailing 8 leads
+ Houston is 15-2 when leading after Holgorsen’s 3rd, 3-12 when trailing after 3
What will happen?
Neither team is going to run very well, but Houston should have in third There is a slight edge on the second descent, which is a good one.
In what looks like a traditional, happy Big 12 game, both quarterbacks should be able to consistently cut those seven guard units.
Tune will lead the drive with 3 or 4 runs and Smith should be able to respond in kind. Both QBs have the receiving team to get yards off the catch and win battles on the perimeter.
Houston’s secondary is the focus here. Frank Harris ran for more than 300 yards against its three TDs for UTSA, and this week the Cougars will be up against a better-rated skill set or two.
College Football HQ Prediction: Texas Tech 38, Houston 34
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