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Texas Tech Red Raiders College Football Betting

Texas Tech Red Raiders College Football Betting

Last year, Joey McGuire led the Texas Tech Red Raiders to an 8-5 campaign capped off by a win in the Texas Bowl. It was a promising start for a rookie HC. However, the unexpectedly good season raised expectations in 2023. McGuire and Texas Tech stumbled out of the gate with a 1-3 start and were 3-5 heading into the stretch drive for a bowl. But a three-game winning streak gained a bowl berth only to be tarnished by a blowout loss at Texas. The Red Raiders will face the California Golden Bears in the Independence Bowl.

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California Golden Bears +3

Texas Tech Red Raiders -3

Total: 58.5

Money Line: California +125, Texas Tech -146

Texas Tech Red Raiders Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, December 16, 2023, the Texas Tech Red Raiders of the Big 12 will face the California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 in the Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA. Kickoff time is 9:15 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Last game, the California Golden Bears won 33-7 against the UCLA Bruins as 9-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 51. UCLA has a record of 6-6 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Cal ranks 58th for total offense, 81st for passing, 34th for rushing and 40th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 109th overall, 130th against the pass, 39th against the rush, and 113th for points allowed. Also, Cal ranks 125th for fewest turnovers lost and 54th for takeaways.

Fernando Mendoza threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jeremiah Hunter, Jaydn Ott returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, and Cal gained bowl eligibility for the first time since 2019 with its 33-7 rout of UCLA.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Weekly Recap

Last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders lost 57-7 against the Texas Longhorns as 14-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 52.5. Texas Tech has a record of 6-6 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Texas Tech ranks 65th for total offense, 71st for passing, 59th for rushing, and 71st for scoring. Defensively, they rank 89th overall, 68th against the pass, 97th against the rush, and 74th for points allowed. Also, Texas Tech ranks 29th for fewest turnovers lost and 69th for takeaways.

The Longhorns' defense held Texas Tech to just 198 total yards. Behren Morton passed for 88 yards, and Tahj Brooks had 95 yards on 19 carries for the Red Raiders.

Jaydon Blue ran for 121 yards and a touchdown. Keilan Robinson scored on a 10-yard run and a 95-yard kickoff return as Texas produced a statement with a victory over Texas Tech in Austin, Texas, in the teams' final Big 12 Conference regular-season game.

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers passed for 196 yards and a touchdown with one interception. Jett Bush returned a deflected interception 43 yards for another score, and Burt Auburn kicked five field goals for the Longhorns in the win that featured the much-anticipated debut of freshman quarterback Arch Manning late in the third quarter.

2023 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Schedule

Sep 2 at Wyoming L 33-35 0-1
Sep 9 vs. Oregon L 30-38 0-2
Sep 16 vs. Tarleton State W 41-3 1-2
Sep 23 at West Virginia L 13-20 1-3
Sep 30 vs. Houston W 49-28 2-3
Oct 7 at Baylor W 39-14 3-3
Oct 14 vs. Kansas State L 21-38 3-4
Oct 21 at BYU L 14-27 3-5
Nov 2 vs. TCU W 35-28 4-5
Nov 11 at Kansas W 16-13 5-5
Nov 18 vs. UCF W 24-23 6-5
Nov 24 at Texas L 7-57 6-6

Texas Tech has a total of 11 conferenced titles. Their last league championship was in 1994 as members of the now-defunct Southwest Conference. The Red Raiders won a share of the 2008 Big 12 South Division title.

Donny Anderson, EJ Holub, and Dave Parks are the only three Red Raiders to have their numbers retired. Other famous Texas Tech legends include Dave Parks, Gabe Rivera, Zach Thomas, Michael Crabtree, Elmer Tarbox, Patrick Mahomes, and Kliff Kingsbury. The late great Mike Leach was a highly successful coach at Texas Tech.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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