The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost two out of the last three after falling to the Kansas State Wildcats 25-24 last Saturday. Texas Tech is 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12. Quarterback Henry Colombi passed for 148 yards with one interception and running back SaRodorick Thompson scored a pair of touchdowns but rushed for only 47 yards. Texas Tech gained 318 yards of total offense but gave up 377 yards of total offense to K-State. Texas Tech will play without Tyler Shough, Chadarius Townsend, and Marquis Waters. Texas Tech will be playing for a new coach as Sonny Cumbie takes over for Matt Wells, who was fired on Monday.
Oklahoma remained perfect on the season at 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12 after defeating Kansas 35-23. However, the Sooners did not play well as they were 38.5-point road chalk and won by just 12. Oklahoma gained 398 yards of total offense but allowed Kansas 412 yards of total offense. Backup quarterback Caleb Williams passed for 178 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Sooners. Oklahoma will play without Brian Darby, Kendall Dennis, Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge, Jalen Redmond, and Woodi Washington. The Sooners also have 4 players questionable.
Texas Tech needs more stops on defenseTexas Tech is 99th in the nation in points allowed at 30.6 per game. The Red Raiders are allowing an average of 151.6 yards rushing and 233.6 yards passing for a total of 385.3 yards per game. Opponents are averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 5.8 yards per play against the Texas Tech defense. Linebacker Colin Schooler is the leading tackler for Texas Tech with 62, while lineman Tyree Wilson is the leader in quarterback sacks with 4.0 and cornerback Dadrion Taylor-Demerson is the leader in interceptions with 2.
Texas Tech is scoring an average of 34.3 points per game behind averages of 168.8 yards rushing and 269.5 yards passing per game. Quarterback Henry Colombi is completing 64.7% of his passes for 1,214 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. SaRodorick Thompson is the leading rusher for Texas Tech with 361 yards and eight touchdowns, while the leading receiver for the Red Raiders is Erik Ezukanma with 32 receptions for 508 yards and one touchdown.
Oklahoma Keeps True Freshman Caleb Williams at the helmThe Oklahoma Sooners will keep true freshman quarterback Caleb Williams under center against Texas Tech. Williams is completing 69.6% of his passes for 787 yards with eight touchdowns and just one interception. Overall this season, Oklahoma is scoring an average of 41.5 points per game behind averages of 195.5 yards rushing and 273.5 yards passing per game. Kennedy Brooks is the leading rusher for Oklahoma with 767 yards and nine touchdowns and Marvin Mims is the leading receiver with 470 yards and two touchdowns.
Oklahoma is 60th in the nation in points allowed with an average of 24.6 per game. The Sooners are allowing an average of 111.9 yards rushing and 273.4 yards passing for a total of 385.3 yards per game. Opponents are averaging 3.5 yards carry and 5.9 yards per play against the Sooners defense. Oklahoma safety Pat Fields is the leading tackler with 48 and linebacker Nik Bonitto is the leader in quarterback sacks with 5.0. Three players for Oklahoma each have one interception.
- Oklahoma is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 Big 12 games
- The Sooners are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 following a win straight up
- Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last six on grass
- The Red Raiders are 0-4 ATS in the last four after a win ATS