Staff Picks: TCU vs. Texas Tech

The Horned Frog Insider staff makes their predictions for TCU's matchup against Texas Tech

Brad Hardcastle: So far, everything points to this game being a shootout. Texas Tech's defense has improved, but I don't think it's capable of shutting down TCU's powerful air raid offense. Same can be said for TCU's defense because of the injury situation. Look for both teams to take shots down field and mix in the run effectively. I could see both Aaron Green and Deandre Washington having big having big games on the ground for their respective teams. But TCU has also had trouble on the road when it comes to getting its passing game going on the road. However, i don't see that being the case as this game my turn out much like did the Baylor game did last year. With that said, I still think TCU is better all around team and will eventually slip away from Texas Tech late in the fourth quarter. Final score: TCU 52, Texas Tech 45

Mitchell Stehly: This will be a shootout. TCU's inexperienced secondary will allow Texas Tech to keep pace with TCU for most of this game. I think the difference in this game will be a turnover or two by the Texas Tech offense. Look for Trevone Boykin to connect with Josh Doctson for a few scores. Also, I am predicting a breakout performance by running back Shaun Nixon. Final Score: TCU-68 Texas Tech-45.

J.D. Moore: Various sportsbooks have the O/U of this game around 80 - bet the over. Between TCU's juggernaut offense and the emergence of Patrick Mahomes, the ball is going to fly in the air often, and points are going to be scored. I expect TCU's offense to do just enough to get in front of Tech's scoring assault though, give me 59-45 TCU.

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