Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 11/5/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 11/5/22
Sat 5th November 2022

Two of the nation’s top passing offenses are set to face off at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday, as the Texas Tech University Red Raiders (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) are on the road to take on the No. 7 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (8-0, 5-0 Big 12).

The Horned Frogs are 9.5-point favorites, and the total is 69.5. Texas Tech is coming off a deflating 45-17 loss at the hands of Baylor at Jones AT&T Stadium last Saturday. Behren Morton threw for 152 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Tahj Brooks ran 16 times for 98 yards. Xavier White caught two passes for 45 yards.

TCU won for the eighth straight game last Saturday, beating West Virginia 41-31 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Max Duggan was 16 of 28 for 341 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. Kendre Miller carried 12 times for 120 yards and a touchdown. Taye Barber also scored once. He had four receptions for 99 yards.


The Horned Frogs won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 52-31 victory in October, their third straight win against Texas Tech. Kendre Miller had three touchdowns for TCU. SaRodorick Thompson had three touchdowns for Texas Tech.


The Red Raiders are averaging 33.9 points per game for the season, 35th in FBS, and they are facing a Horned Frogs defense that has surrendered 27.3 PPG (74th). Meanwhile, TCU has scored 44.3 points a game this season, third in the nation, and Texas Tech is allowing 29.3 PPG (89th).

The Red Raiders rank as one of the nation’s top teams in passing yards per game (338.0, 4th), while they are 81st in rushing yards (137.9). The Horned Frogs are 104th in passing yards allowed per game (262.0) and 64th against the run (140.5).

TCU has been one of the country’s top teams in both passing and rushing yards per game, averaging 300.8 (16th) and 217.9 (15th) yards per game, respectively. The Red Raiders are allowing 217.9 passing yards (50th) and 148.0 rushing yards per game (74th).


Through eight games, Donovan Smith has thrown for 12 touchdowns (8 INT) and 188.1 yards per game to lead Texas Tech in passing. In three away games this season, he has three TDs (4 INT) and an average of 191.0 yards passing. SaRodorick Thompson leads the team in rushing with an average of 54.4 yards a game over eight games.

He has three touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Xavier White is the Red Raiders’ leading receiver with 56.8 yards a game and three TDs. Max Duggan has 22 passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 276.5 yards per game through eight games to lead TCU.

In four home games this season, he has thrown for 13 TDs and an average of 314.5 yards. Kendre Miller has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 106.4 yards a game through eight games.

He has 11 touchdowns. Quentin Johnston has been a key target in the Horned Frogs’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and an 81.2 yard per game average through eight appearances.


Texas Tech is winless away from Jones AT&T Stadium this season. TCU is undefeated at home this season in four games.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

TCU (-350)

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