On Thursday, Texas Tech’s defense will get plenty of attention when the team goes to Oklahoma State, in a clash that many Live betting fans all over the country are eagerly anticipating.
Last time around, 438 rushing yards were given up by Texas Tech’s Red Raiders when the team lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks 49-28, and ever since that game, it was reported that Matt Wallerstedt – the team’s defensive coordinator – quit his position after having used an improper substance while being on campus.
This season, Texas Tech allowed 36.7 points each game, and the team’s national ranking is at 112. “They lined up and pounded us, and we didn’t have an answer today,” said coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Many fans, and the football world in general, believe that Texas Tech and Oklahoma State will both finish in the Big 12 in the middle. Oklahoma State had a couple of very nice wins since they lost their season opener to Florida State, who are No. 1.
On Texas Tech:
The team had plenty of problems in Weeks 1 and 2 when they edged the Central Arkansas Bears and the UTEP Miners with a combination of 11 points, and this happened before their loss to the Razorbacks last week.
The Red Raiders have an offense that up until now seems to be very well balanced, with 10 TD’s thrown by Davis Webb – five of them going to Bradley Marquez – and the team’s rushing attack has a good 5.9 yards-per-carry average. Webb will enter this contest with at least one TD pass thrown in each one of his career’s first 13 games, setting a record in the school.
On Oklahoma State
In each of Oklahoma State’s last two games, two TD’s were thrown by Daxx Garman with no interceptions, while the team’s passing attack had 10 receivers who this season were able to catch at least one pass of 15 yards or more.
The first start of Garman’s career was made against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners, and the player was able to pass for 315 yards, while LB Josh Furman stood out in the team’s defense with two sacks, six tackles, and one pass defensed when the Cowboys clinched a win of 43-13.
The Cowboys’ defense was very powerful on third down, limiting their rivals to a conversion rate of 24.4%. The Cowboys are currently 12-2 in the team’s last 14 Big 12 meetings that were played at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Live betting fans know very well that since 2008, Oklahoma State was able to win games in a row against Texas Tech. In Stillwater, they did not lose to the Red Raiders since 2001, and at least 20 points were scored by the Cowboys in 55 consecutive meetings.