College Football Pick Texas Tech at Colorado 10-23-10

October 18, 2010


Texas Tech Red Raiders at Colorado Buffaloes

Saturday October 23, 2010 3:30 PM EST

Line: Texas Tech -2.5

Big game for two .500 Big 12 teams. Texas Tech hits the road with a 3-3 record and are 1-2 in the Big 12. They are 1-1 on the road and the one loss came at a poor Iowa State team 52-38. Colorado comes in at 3-3 still searching for their first Big 12 win, 0-2. They lost a tough one last week vs Baylor 31-25. They are 3-1 at home and should look to bounce back this week.

The Red Raiders have been terrible on defense. They have allowed 32 points a game, 99th worst in the nation. Their offense has kept them in games scoring 33.5 points a game, 29th overall. They have shown little on the ground averaging 114.8 yards a game, 95th worst. Their passing game ranks 6th in the nation with 315.3 yards a game. Senior QB Taylor Potts has played out of his mind this season throwing for 1,875 yards with 18 TDs and 4 Ints. The beneficiary from Potts success has been Senior WR Lyle Leong who has 489 yards and 9 TDs.

The Buffaloes defense has been a bit better on defense ranking 66th overall allowing 25.3 points a game. Their offense has struggled mightily only putting up 19.3 points a game, 102nd in the nation. The Colorado passing game comes in ranked 78th in the nation with 195.5 yards a game. Their rushing game comes in at 57th with 155 yards a game. The player to watch for is Junior RB Rodney Stewart who has 618 yards with 5 TDs. He also has 15 catches for 123 yards.

Texas Tech can throw the ball with the best of them. It worries me that they struggle on the road, making this one of the harder football picks. They also have not played good defense or ran the ball effectively at all, both ranking outside the top 90. That could be bad news for the Red Raiders considering Colorado has been very good at home this year. They got their first loss at home last week by a small margin and should come thru this week.

Free College Football Pick: Colorado +2.5

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