Weekly Predictions

The Red Raiders put their #24 national ranking on the line as they play the #23 Missouri Tigers at Jones AT&T Stadium. Here are our staff's predictions for the big game today.

Mark Sparrow - RaiderPower Site Publisher

The Red Raider are coming off a very emotional game against Texas A&M, where they pulled out a 31-27 victory in the last minute of the game.  It would be easy for Texas Tech to take things easy this past week and not fully prepare for the Missouri Tigers.  This is simply not the case though.

After the big win in College Station, Coach Leach made sure that the players knew there were a lot of things to work on if they want to reach their goal of winning the Big 12.  Keeping the team grounded was a big hurdle the coaching staff had to achieve and all signs are pointing to them being successful.

Missouri has started off the season 5-0 and will come to Lubbock riding a wave of success that they have achieve in their first 5 games.  But, playing inside Jones AT&T Stadium isn't the easiest place to keep a streak a live.  The Red Raiders will prove to be too much for the Tigers to handle, and will run away with this game before the 4th quarter.

Final Score:  Texas Tech 42, Missouri 31

Andrew Swofford - RaiderPower Media Relations

Texas Tech will face its second undefeated team in as many weeks this Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.  Missouri comes in riding the hot hand of their quarterback Chase Daniel.  The sophomore has led Missouri to one of its best starts in recent history.

The Tech defense will have a challenge stopping the balanced spread attack of Missouri.  A lot will hinge on whether or not we can tackle well.  If Texas Tech can tackle, I believe all will be good in Raiderland.

The Red Raiders will face the 2nd ranked defense this weekend.  Are those numbers inflated due to Missouri schedule, or are they legit?  I believe we will expose flaws in the young secondary of Missouri and roll up some big numbers offensively.

Final Score: Texas Tech 42,  Missouri 24

PsychoAg - The Weakly Retort

This week is a matchup between an untested Missouri team and the emotionally-high Red Raiders.  Given that this one is going to be played in Lubbock at night, where Tech is extremely dangerous, I think Tech is going to win big.  Chase Daniel looks pretty good this year, but I think the environment and the first real shot in the mouth is going to force him into a couple of turnovers at costly points in the game.

Tech shows that the TCU game was an anomaly, and that the offense (with Hicks) that torched the Aggies in the first half is back to being a well-oiled machine.  Missouri will still score a few, but will be unable to keep up with the Tech track meet.  Even with the new rules, Tech still scores most times in under 2 minutes.  Unless Missouri can get some stops, this one gets away from them in a hurry.

Final Score: Texas Tech 45, Missouri 21

Trent Wycoff - RaiderPower Managing Editor

Chase Daniel and the Missouri Tigers test our defense all afternoon with their versatile offense, while our Air Raid offense punishes their defense.  It turns into a bit of a shootout, but the home crowd is the difference in the end.

Harrell leads a game-sealing drive late in the fourth quarter to cap off the victory, but Missouri keeps the game closer than Red Raider fans would prefer.

Final Score: Texas Tech 38, Missouri 28


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