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Saturday, Oct. 22, the Oklahoma Sooners play visitor to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The game, to be played at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, is slated for a 8:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on FOX. Read on for our Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Oklahoma wins the matchup between the two teams 76.9% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has Oklahoma favored as well.
Spread: Oklahoma -13
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech preview:
Oklahoma enters the contest after picking up a win last week over Kansas State, 38-17. Baker Mayfield was fantastic against the Wildcats as he went 25-for-31 through the air for 346 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Dede Westbrook was by far his favorite target as he hauled in nine catches for 184 yards and three scores.
Texas Tech is losers of two straight games after they got blown out by West Virginia last week, 48-17. Patrick Mahomes II threw for 305 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Mountaineers. The Red Raiders were out gained by the Mountaineers 650 yards to 379 yards. West Virginia rushed for 332 yards alone.
Mayfield and Mahomes II enter the game ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in quarterback ratings, respectively, among Big 12 quarterbacks. Sooners' defensive lineman Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is tied atop the Big 12 in total sacks with six on the season.
The Sooners dominated the Red Raiders a year ago 63-27.
Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech prediction:
This game could turn into a shootout if Mahomes II comes out firing on all cylinders, but Oklahoma's defense is far too strong to let Texas Tech hang around for too long. If Mayfield plays at the level he did last week and the Sooners get the ball into Westbrook's hands, Oklahoma should roll.
The Sooners are far too much for the Red Raiders just like the Mountaineers were too much for them last week.
Oklahoma 47, Texas Tech 24