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Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State (No.24) Preview

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ok-stateIn week 5 the Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma to face the 24th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys Thursday. The Red Raiders are 2-1 SU and 0-3 ATS. The Cowboys are 2-1 SU and ATS.

Texas Tech is coming off a loss 49-28 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Quarterback Davis Webb who has 982 passing yards and 2 touchdowns leads the offense this season. DeAndre Washington leads the rushing game with 214 yards, 1 touchdown and the 5.4 yards per carry average. Jakeem Grant leads the wide receivers with 283 yards and 1 touchdown. Bradley Marquez trails closely behind Grant was 251 yards and 5 touchdowns.

The Red Raiders defense allows 36.7 points per game and 432 yards per game so far this season.

Oklahoma State is coming off a win 43-13 against Texas-San Antonio. Quarterback Daxx Garman who has 559 passing yards and 4 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Tyreek Hill who has 135 yards on 23 carries, which is a 5.9 yards per carry average. Rennie Childs who has 130 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Desmond Roland who has 123 yards and 3 touchdowns all split time in the backfield. Brandon Sheperd leads the wide receivers with 178 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Cowboys defense allows 24.3 points per game and 352 yards per game so far this season.

Keys to Texas Tech win

Texas Tech will need to shut down the running game of Oklahoma State. In addition, the Red Raiders will need Davis Webb to play a solid errorless game.

Keys to Oklahoma State win

Oklahoma State will need to shut down quarterback Davis Webb. In addition, the Cowboys will need their strong rushing game to continue.

Injuries

Texas Tech – Baylen Brown, Gary Moore

Oklahoma State – J.W. Walsh boy

Favorite

Oklahoma State -13

Conclusion

This will be a close game. However, the Cowboys rushing game will be able to get the job done and improve the Cowboys to 3-1.

About James Rhodes

James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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