Texas Tech vs. Texas in College Football Week 14

Jeff Grant

Monday, November 25, 2013 1:51 PM GMT

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 1:51 PM GMT

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will play on Thanksgiving for the first time in school history, as they prepare to take on the Texas Longhorns Thursday night. Who will gobble their way to our College Football Picks? Find out right here!

Let’s take a closer look at the college football odds for this Big 12 Conference matchup in Austin, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

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Going in the wrong direction

Texas Tech is bowl eligible for the 20th time in its last 21 seasons, but it has dropped its last four games, including a 63-34 setback to the Baylor Bears as 27.5-point underdogs on Nov. 16, while going OVER the betting total for a seventh consecutive contest.

The Red Raiders have compiled a dismal 1-10 SUATS record during this particular calendar month the last two-plus seasons, with the OVER cashing in eight of those 11 opportunities.

Senior Day

A group of 20 senior players will take to the field at Texas Memorial Stadium for the last time, as Texas attempts to bounce back from a 38-13 defeat to the Oklahoma State Cowboys as three-point home underdogs in Week 12.

The Longhorns are 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS through 10 games of the season—winning the statistical battle in its last five efforts.

Throwing it around

College football handicappers will find that the Red Raiders lead the nation in averaging 400.2 passing yards per game, as they attempt to secure their seventh team passing title in school history.

Leading Texas Tech’s offense are a pair of true freshmen, with Davis Webb and Baker Mayfield entering with 2,315 and 2,078 passing yards respectively.

It’s also important to point out that the program leads all of college football in running 981 plays thus far during the 2013 campaign.

Quite a situation

Longhorns head coach Mack Brown is definitely on the hot season, but he’s won 12 of 15 meetings against the Red Raiders, with all three losses coming on the road.

Texas has also compiled a 21-5 SU record following a regular-season bye week under his direction.

Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Longhorns for their college football picks, as they’ve gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games in this in-state rivalry.

College Football Pick:  Texas Longhorns -4

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