Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Bowl 2022
Wed 28th December 2022

The Texas Tech University Red Raiders (7-5, 1-4 Away) travel to face the University of Mississippi Rebels (8-4, 5-2 Home) at NRG Stadium on Wednesday. The Rebels are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 70.

Texas Tech is coming off a tight 51-48 win over Oklahoma at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 26, their third straight victory. Tyler Shough was 31 of 50 for 436 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

SaRodorick Thompson ran 21 times for 86 yards and two touchdowns. He added three receptions for 35 yards. Jerand Bradley caught eight passes for 173 yards and a touchdown.

Ole Miss dropped a third straight game on November 24, falling 24-22 to Mississippi State at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field. Jaxson Dart threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns. Quinshon Judkins carried 22 times for 91 yards. Dayton Wade scored once. He hauled in eight receptions for 88 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2018, a 47-27 win for the Rebels.


The Red Raiders are averaging 33.6 points per game for the season, 32nd in FBS, and they are facing a Rebels defense that has surrendered 24.2 PPG (51st). Meanwhile, Ole Miss has scored 34.2 points a game this season, 28th in the country, and Texas Tech is allowing 29.5 PPG (98th).

The Red Raiders rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (307.0, 12th), while they are 67th in rushing yards (152.5). The Rebels are 58th in passing yards allowed per game (218.0) and 82nd against the run (161.8).

Ole Miss has been one of the nation’s top rushing teams, averaging 261.3 yards per game (3rd), while ranking 66th in passing yards (229.8). The Red Raiders are allowing 248.1 passing yards (97th) and 166.4 rushing yards per game (88th).


Through 10 games, Donovan Smith has thrown for 12 touchdowns (8 INT) and 150.5 yards per game to lead Texas Tech in passing. In four games away from home this season, he has three TDs (4 INT) and an average of 143.2 yards passing.

SaRodorick Thompson leads the team in rushing with an average of 55.8 yards a game over 12 games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Jerand Bradley is the Red Raiders’ leading receiver with 65.6 yards a game and five TDs.

Jaxson Dart has 18 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 217.8 yards per game through 12 games to lead Ole Miss. Quinshon Judkins has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 123.0 yards a game through 12 games.

He has 17 total touchdowns, 16 rushing and one receiving. Malik Heath has been a key target in the Rebels’ aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 75.8 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Ole Miss (-190)

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