Texas Tech hits the road to take on Baylor on Saturday afternoon in Waco. The average Vegas line lists the Bears as 10.5-point favorites. Here’s how Inside the Red Raiders sees the game playing out, the score and who will be player of the game for Tech.
Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1) vs. No. 22 Baylor (5-0, 2-0)
When: 3 p.m. (CT) Saturday
Where: McLane Stadium (Waco, TX)
Streaming: FOX Sports Go app
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (Tune-In)
Joe Yeager, Senior Writer
Baylor 31, Texas Tech 27 (OT)
This will be a tough, close, hard-hitting game every step of the way. Ultimately, things such as experience, home-field advantage, and a coach who’s fully ensconced as opposed to one who’s still new, will spell the difference.
Red Raider of the Game: Zechariah McPhearson
Steven Chapman, Photographer
Texas Tech 28, Baylor 24
Tech won’t have as much success running the ball but the screen game will propel the offense until Baylor starts bringing DB’s up to help against the short passing game. Jett will then be able to go deep. The defense will be aggressive as Jordyn Brooks won’t have to spy a QB as he has in the last three games.
Red Raider of the Game: Ta’Zhawn Henry
Kenny Romero, Staff
Texas Tech 31, Baylor 28
The Red Raiders will come out with a close win after a hard-fought battle in Waco, this will be a test for Jett’s patience to use the underneath routes that will take advantage of the Baylor defense. Defense continues to build on the confidence they gained last week and hold Charlie Brewer and the Bears down just enough to get the W.
Red Raider of the Game: Dalton Rigdon
Bradley Fernandez, Staff
Baylor 34, Texas Tech 21
Will the Red Raiders win their first away game of the season? The previous two road games weren’t pretty for Tech who now travels to Waco to face a physically imposing Baylor team. Both defenses will keep the other team in check, however Baylor’s offense is simply more talented that Tech’s allowing the Bears to squeeze out more plays. If Tech is victorious, consider me a believer that they’ll make a bowl game.
Red Raider of the Game: Douglas Coleman
Jarret Johnson, Publisher
Texas Tech 27, Baylor 24
This is going to be a tough task for the Red Raiders as the undefeated Bears have been stingy on defense and play a physical brand of football on offense. In the end I believe Tech will make enough explosive plays on offense and a critical missed field goal by Baylor will lead to the second consecutive upset victory over a ranked opponent for the Red Raiders.
Red Raider of the game: T.J. Vasher
Here’s some more info about the staff:
Joe Yeager is a Lubbock native and Texas Tech graduate, who has covered Texas Tech football and basketball for over a decade, plus followed the athletic program since “he could walk”. A published author of books, scholastic works and hundreds of articles, Yeager provides practice reports, Yeager Shots game recaps, tremendous analysis, video reports, podcasts and thought-provoking columns through his unique perspective. He is the head Texas Tech basketball writer for Inside the Red Raiders and is currently writing a biography on Chris Beard.
Steven Chapman (dbltfarmer) has walked the sidelines, courtside and down the foul lines snapping tremendous photos of Texas Tech athletes the past four years. Chapman, a Texas Tech graduate and former Saddle Tramp, is present at almost every major Tech athletics event and as many practices allowed capturing all the action exclusively for his frequent photo galleries on Inside the Red Raiders. The award-winning photographer’s artwork–especially of West Texas agriculture and wildlife–have been featured in a number of other publications
Kenny Romero (okieredraider01), a 2001 Texas Tech graduate, joined the team earlier this year. Romero helps with recruiting coverage and social media content, plus is a moderator. Romero is a family man and loyal Red Raider who has been part of this online community since 2015.
Bradley Fernandez, a Texas Tech student journalist is the most recent addition to the Inside the Red Raiders staff. The San Antonio native is an avid basketball fan who will help cover Red Raider basketball, football and recruiting. Fernandez is a former contributor for the Daily Toreador, Tech’s student newspaper.
Jarret Johnson has been a journalist for over 12 years as an editor and reporter at multiple Texas newspapers including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he covered high school football, recruiting, college football and basketball, the Cowboys, the Mavericks, minor league baseball, PGA golf and more. He has covered Texas Tech football, basketball, baseball and recruiting for almost six years as publisher of Raider Power and Inside the Red Raiders. He’s also contributed to dozens of magazines including several editions of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football for which he has written the Texas Tech preview section twice. Johnson is also the co-host of the Rockin’ Pregame Show on 101.1 FM in Lubbock before every Red Raider football game.