Preview: Texas Christian at Texas Tech

When: 4:45 PM ET, Saturday, September 26, 2015
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas

TCU is 33-3 as a top-10 team under head coach Gary Patterson, including 22-1 when in the top 5.

TCU is looking to open with a 4-0 record for the sixth time in the last eight seasons. The Horned

Frogs are 3-0 for the seventh time in 10 years. Texas Tech holds a 30-24-3 edge over TCU in the all-time series that began with a 28-16 Horned Frogs win in Fort Worth in 1926. TCU is 5-18-3 against the Red Raiders in Lubbock and 19-12 versus Texas Tech in Fort Worth. Since joining the Big 12, TCU is 1-2 versus Texas Tech. Prior to last season’s 82-27 win in Fort Worth, the Horned Frogs lost 20-10 in Lubbock in 2013 and 56-53 in triple overtime in Fort Worth in 2012. TCU is looking to snap a four-game losing streak in Lubbock. Its last win at Texas Tech was 30-16 in 19 91. TCU head coach Gary Patterson is 2-3 as a head coach versus Texas Tech.

Last year, Tcu’s helmsman Boykin had a TCU record seven touchdown passes and 433 yards in the air, while the Horned Frogs posted school marks for points (82) and total offense (785 yards). Boykin leads the Big 12 this season with 17 passing plays of at least 20 yards. He is also tied for the Big 12 lead with four passing plays of 50 yards or more.

TCU ’s last 23 opponents have combined to complete only 50.0 percent (383-of-766) of their passes with more interceptions (38) than touchdowns (27). TCU is allowing a 52.1 completion percentage this season with two interceptions and two touchdowns. The Horned Frogs held opponents to a 48.5

completion percentage last season with a nation’s-best 26 interceptions and just 17 touchdowns.
The Red Raiders enter the TCU game having won three of their last four Big 12 openers. Texas Tech is 12-7 all-time in Big 12 openers, including a 1-1 mark under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Texas Tech will be looking for its first victory over a top-five team since Oct. 13, 2012, when the Red Raiders downed No. 4 West Virginia, 49-14, at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Texas Tech enters its fourth game of the year averaging 54.3 points per game, a mark that ranks No. 3 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech boasts one of the top offensive lines in the country as the Red Raiders are one of five teams nationally to not allow a sack this season.

The Texas Tech defense has already forced eight turnovers this season, which is tied with Oklahoma State for the Big 12 lead. The Red Raiders have forced at least two turnovers in all three games this season, marking the first time the Red Raiders have done so since the first four games of the 2013 season.

  • Over is 4-0 in Horned Frogs last 4 games following a ATS loss.
  • Over is 7-2 in Horned Frogs last 9 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
  • Over is 9-3 in Horned Frogs last 12 games following a S.U. win.
  • Over is 8-3 in Horned Frogs last 11 conference games.
  • Over is 5-2 in Horned Frogs last 7 road games.
  • Over is 11-5 in Horned Frogs last 16 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
  • Over is 35-17 in Horned Frogs last 52 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.

The Bottom Line: Both teams have too many ways to score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Selection: Over 79

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