Texas Tech vs. TCU: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (17) and TCU Horned Frogs (23) will square off in a matchup of two Big 12 teams that are both 5-1 this season, and with the two squads being ranked, there's a good chance the winner gets a nice bump in the BCS rankings.
Let's take a look at all you need to know in order to watch or listen to this game.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Watch: ABC or ESPN 2 (Check local listings)
Live Stream: ESPN 3
Satellite Radio: Sirius 117, XM 202
TTU vs. TCU Preview
The Red Raiders are coming off a huge win over former No. 5 West Virginia.
Texas Tech's No. 17 defense came to play against Heisman Trophy candidate Geno Smith and the Mountaineers.
Smith was only able to muster up 275 yards through the air against the Red Raiders' defense. Texas Tech was only the second team in the nation to hold Smith to under 300 yards passing in a game, Texas being the other.
Red Raiders quarterback Seth Doege will look to build off a sensational Week 7 performance, after throwing for 499 yards and a remarkable six touchdowns, and only one pick.
There's no doubt Texas Tech will look to air it out this week after success like that, but also look for Sadale Foster to help add some balance to the offense on the ground.
Doege must take care of the ball, but after throwing only one interception last week after five in his last two games, it looks like he might finally be on the right track.
The Horned Frogs have been enjoying some great defense this season, ranking No. 11 in the nation with 14.5 points allowed per game.
Last week against Baylor, TCU was expected to be tested against the No. 4 offense in the nation, but passed with flying colors after holding the Bears to 21 points and less than 400 yards of total offense.
The Horned Frogs were able to dominate on defense, forcing six turnovers in all.
After a sloppy game against Iowa State the week before, QB Trevone Boykin got back on track, completing 22-of-30 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns without a pick. To compliment Boykin, the Horned Frogs can spread the ball around on the ground, giving them a two-headed offensive attack with Boykins playing on both ends.
Texas Tech (via USA Today)
OL Tony Morales (Questionable, knee)
WR Javares McRoy (Questionable, academics)
UT Bradley Marquez (Questionable, knee)
TCU (via USA Today)
No current injuries to report.
What to Expect
Both teams will look to win this game with defense first, making it most likely that this will be a low-scoring affair.
For Texas Tech, Doege will look to continue his success through the air, but forcing the ball will prove costly. Considering his past history this season, Doege will make mistakes, and TCU is the perfect team to capitalize on them.
The Red Raiders must give their quarterback some relief and help to avoid those turnovers. That's why it's absolutely necessary that Foster, Kenny Williams, Eric Stephens Jr. and the rushing attack move the ball on the ground with efficiency to lighten the load.
The key for TCU on offense is to run the ball. As a team last week, they gained 248 yards, 56 of which came from the legs of Boykin. The more active TCU is on the ground, the more it will open things up for Boykin to throw the ball, and make more space for his receivers.
Who ya got?
Texas Tech must keep Boykin in the pocket and force him to throw the ball, or else it will be a field day for the Horned Frogs quarterback, both on the ground and through the air.
In the end, this game will come down to which quarterback makes less mistakes. TCU leads the nation with 14 interceptions, and that doesn't bode well for Doege, who has thrown seven picks this season.
Turnovers will give TCU extra possessions, and that's what will be the difference in this game.
TCU 17, Texas Tech 10
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