TCU vs. Texas Tech 2018 live stream NFL Free
Time, TV channel, and streaming info
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Streaming: Fox Sports GO
Odds: TCU opened as 7-point favorites over Texas Tech
TCU vs. Texas Tech 2018 live
TCU vs. Texas Tech:
A crushing blow for TCU came when the team found out starting running back Darius Anderson is out for the season, including any and all possible bowl games.
Unfortunately for the Horned Frogs, they have managed to fall to No. 12 overall in the College Football Playoff Poll, as well as the AP and Coaches Polls.
In addition to the injury to Anderson, both quarterback Kenny Hill and defender Travin Howard are out for Saturday’s game.
The top matchup will be the TCU defensive line against the Texas Tech offensive line, at least according to the folks at Frogs ‘O’ War:
TCU vs. Texas Tech 2018 live
An important Big 12 showdown highlights the Thursday college football slate as the Texas Tech Red Raiders visit the TCU Horned Frogs at 7:30 p.m. ET. Both teams are 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play, so this is essentially an elimination game to stay in contention for the Big 12 title. TCU is coming off a narrow win against Iowa State, while Texas Tech is looking to bounce back from a home loss to West Virginia. The Horned Frogs are seven-point favorites in the latest Texas Tech vs. TCU odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 62. Before you make any Texas Tech vs. TCU picks, check out what SportsLine expert Micah Roberts has to say.
Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos’ book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, he crushed college football for SportsLine members in 2016, going 70-44 on the season.
Moreover, Roberts has been locked in on the tendencies of these two clubs. He is looking to build on an incredible record of 8-2 in games involving Texas Tech or TCU over the past two seasons.
In this same matchup last season, Roberts advised SportsLine members to back favored TCU (-6) at Texas Tech, predicting the Frogs’ improving defense would be the difference. In one of the best defensive performances of the entire season, TCU rolled to a 27-3 win over the high-powered Red Raiders. Anyone who followed Roberts’ advice booked an easy winner.
Now, Roberts has scrutinized Texas Tech vs. TCU from every possible angle to reveal a strong point-spread pick that he’s sharing only at SportsLine.
Roberts knows the Frogs will be relying on an always-steady defense that is coming off a standout performance. They held Iowa State to 198 yards of total offense, 101 of which came from David Montgomery on the ground. Ben Banogu returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown for the Frogs, who stopped the Cyclones on a pair of fourth-down attempts. Shawn Robinson passed for 182 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game late with a shoulder injury, but he is expected to play Thursday.
Just because TCU clamps down defensively doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll cover Thursday.
Two of the past three meetings between these programs have been decided by three points. And the Red Raiders have the nation’s top-ranked offense at 589.4 yards per game, while their 48.4 points per game is No. 8 nationally.
Freshman quarterback Alan Bowman is completing 69 percent of his passes and has thrown for 1,680 yards with 11 touchdowns against three interceptions. He had 397 passing yards and two touchdowns in an upset of Oklahoma State two weeks ago.
We can tell you Roberts is leaning toward the over, but he has also unearthed the crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing at SportsLine.
FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU defensive guru Gary Patterson and Texas Tech offensive mastermind Kliff Kingsbury both express admiration for how the other coach excels at his specialty.
“Coach Kingsbury is probably one of the brightest offensive minds in college football, and really anywhere,” Patterson said.
Said Kingsbury of the Horned Frogs: “No team is more prepared defensively. Year in and year out as the pieces change, the consistency on that side of the football stays the same. He is a phenomenal defensive coach.”
The two head coaches will be on opposite sides of the field Thursday night when Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1 Big 12), with the nation’s top-ranked offense at 591 yards and 48 points a game, plays at TCU (3-2, 1-1). The Horned Frogs have the Big 12’s best defense.