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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Baylor Bears will face off in a Big 12 clash at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 29 at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Red Raiders are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
Last week, Texas Tech turned the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 591 yards to 282. Texas Tech steamrolled past West Virginia 48-10 at home. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Texas Tech had established a 31-10 advantage. They can attribute much of their success to RB Tahj Brooks, who rushed for two TDs and 107 yards on 17 carries. This was the first time Brooks has racked up 100+ rushing yards all year.
Texas Tech’s defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
Meanwhile, the Kansas Jayhawks typically have all the answers at home, but last week Baylor proved too difficult a challenge. The Bears were able to grind out a solid win over the Jayhawks, winning 35-23. The squad ran away with 28 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. It was another big night for Baylor’s RB Richard Reese, who rushed for two TDs and 186 yards on 31 carries.
This next game is expected to be close, with the Red Raiders going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought Texas Tech up to 4-3 and Baylor to 4-3. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Texas Tech enters the contest with 499.9 yards per game on average, good for ninth best in the nation. The Bears have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they come into the contest boasting the eighth most rushing touchdowns in the nation at 22.
LIGHT UP PAT NEFF TONIGHT 🟢
Bears win in Lubbock 🤫#SicEm pic.twitter.com/XUaohPBJej
Baylor: Where Lights Shine Bright. ✨ #SicEm 🐻🏈 https://t.co/odXNFNBqgY
Bears aren’t afraid of the dark.#SicEm | #PersonOverPlayer pic.twitter.com/ZzAqIJjU9X
Bears win 45-17 against Texas Tech. A truly dominant performance for the bears on offense and defense.
Final: Baylor 45, Texas Tech 17 pic.twitter.com/LgQzmg7qaP
Qualan. Exclamation point.
Baylor 45, Texas Tech 17 | 0:45 4Q#SicEm | #PersonOverPlayer pic.twitter.com/OU08y7rdBs
Qualan Jones gets in on the part, a 17-yard touchdown right through a beaten down Red Raider defense. 21-0 run to close the fourth quarter after Tech made it a 7-point game. Wow.
We are waiting… https://t.co/q02fDxYeEU
Three sacks in four plays to ice this game. Great job by the Baylor defense. Gabe Hall takes Shough down on 3rd and 4th down.
3. More. Sacks.#SicEm | #PersonOverPlayer pic.twitter.com/izANmOhD5c
Garmon Randolph with another sack. Great night for him.
Christian Morgan lights up Tyler Shough on a slide, an obvious late hit. Didn’t hit him high or in the head though, so no targeting.
Serious questions should be asked of why you put Donovan Smith and Tyler Shough in those positions. Both threw interceptions on their first passes. Makes no sense to me to go with either of them.
5 interceptions, 3 different QBs to 5 different defensive backs. Amazing.
PICK SIX AJ McCARTY 🏠📞
Baylor 38, Texas Tech 17 | 4:04 4Q#SicEm | #PersonOverPlayer pic.twitter.com/NhRxgJIyWr
PICK-6!!!!!!!! Aj McCarty picks it and takes it home. All three Tech QB’s throw an interception.
A massive 50-yard punt that pins Tech at their own 8-yard line. Great job by Issac Power.
Reese tried to bounce it outside, hadn’t done that the past two games. Cost him 5-yards. If he runs it up the gut, maybe gets a yard or 2 and sets up a possible 4th down decision.
1 more first down and really hard to see the math working for Tech as they start using their timeouts. 5:09 to go.
36th carry for Richard Reese right there. 153 yards and 3 touchdowns. Incredible game for the freshman.
FIRST DOWN! Huge for the Bears. Tech will have to start burning their timeouts now.
4th and maybe an inch is coming up. They will measure. Looked like Reese was right there.
Every first down could take 90-120 seconds off the clock if they play it right. This should get it under 6-minutes now easy without another first down.
Tevin Williams III with the weight room pick.
If they review this, I am already upset about them changing this for some stupid reason.
TEVIN WILLIAMS JUST STRAIGHT UP TAKES IT AWAY 🏈#SicEm | #PersonOverPlayer pic.twitter.com/ZRzZw6gvzA
INTERCEPTION!!!! Tevin Williams gets it on the jump-ball. He just wrestled it away. This will be reviewed, but looks like Williams had it.
3rd and 9…two downs for Tech to get it at this point.
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