Texas Longhorns Football

Dave's College Football Pick ATS:9/19/09 Texas Tech at No. 2 Texas

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 08:  Quarterback Taylor Potts #15 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during play against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
dave darbySenior Analyst ISeptember 18, 2009

No. 2 Texas (2-0) vs Texas Tech (2-0)

Line: Texas -17.5

Texas is looking for revenge this week for the 33-39 defeat last season at the hands of the Red Raiders that put a damper on the Longhorn title hopes. Texas has two blowout victories thus far against UL-Monroe and Wyoming. The Cowboys were roping the Longhorns in the first half last week before the stampede occurred in the second half.

Despite the 544 yards of offense and 41 points scored against Wyoming, the Longhorns failed to cover for the second week in a row.

The Red Raiders won 38-13 against North Dakota in week one and 55-10 last week against Rice. Taylor Potts is the new quarterback for Texas Tech, but it really is hard to tell from year to year that the personnel has changed. The offense still throws the ball and piles up the yardage and points.

Potts has a Big 12 leading 861 yards passing and nine touchdowns while completing 67 percent of his passes.

Both of these teams can pile up the points and yardage. Both teams have yet to be tested defensively but will probably have a long day on that side of the ball.  If Texas cannot get to the quarterback, Potts will pick them apart. Texas Tech is 1-0 against the spread and Texas is 0-2 against the number this season. On a side note, the OVER has hit the last five times these two teams have played.

The margin between these two teams is not great. 17.5 is just too many points to give against an offense like Texas Tech which can strike in bunches.

Dave's Pick: Texas Tech +17.5

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