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Texas Tech prediction: Can Red Raiders topple Horned Frogs? - The Dallas Morning News

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TCU head coach Sonny Dykesshakes hands with Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire afteran NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov.5, 2022, in Fort Worth.(Smiley N.Pool / Staff Photographer)Texas Tech and TCU are meeting, once again, on a Thursday night in Lubbock.The Red Raiders and Horned Frogs have had underwhelming seasons and are looking to get out on the right foot in November.Texas Tech vs.TCUWhen: 6 p.m.Thursday at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock.Records: Texas Tech (3-5 overall, 2-3 Big 12); TCU (4-4 overall, 2-3 Big 12)Sports RoundupGet the latest D-FW sports news, analysis, scores and more.Last meeting: TCU defeated Texas Tech 34-24 on Nov. 5, 2022 at Amon G.Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.TV: FS1What’s at stake?The Red Raiders are in the midst of a two-game losing streak that has taken almost all of the air out of the balloon in 2023, while the Horned Frogs are coming off a 41-3 drubbing at the hands of Kansas State.Both teams desperately need this one to keep bowl game hopes alive and the winner will stake claim to the Saddle trophy.A mid-week Battle for the Saddle is on tap.When Texas Tech has the ballIt should be interesting to see how Tech looks with quarterback Behren Morton back at the helm after missing the last game and a half after reaggravating his AC sprain in his throwing shoulder.With Morton back and Tahj Brooks rumbling as the power-five’s leading rusher, the Red Raider offensive attack should be a bit better than it has been since halftime against Kansas State in mid-October.The Red Raiders must clean up the turnovers, a staggering eight in the past two games with five of them coming against BYU just over a week ago.When TCU has the ballThe Horned Frogs are going to lean on their stud running back Emani Bailey with starting quarterback Chandler Morris’ status in question.TCU has had a high-high and a low-low with true freshman Josh Hoover at the helm this season.Hoover threw for 439 yards and four touchdowns in the 44-11 win over BYU but came back to earth against Kansas State with only 187 yards and an interception to his name.Next-level play from Josh Hoover.Freezes the LB with his field vision. Works his progressions.Can’t believe this is his first collegiate start.pic.twitter.com/qRnV8qkMsl— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) October 14, 2023The Horned Frogs throw the ball quite a bit and John Paul Richardson and Savion Williams will likely cause the most trouble for the Red Raider secondary.It is tough to tell what kind of game we are going to get here after both teams really struggled on offense in their last game.TCU has the better resume coming into the mid-week matchup but hasn’t been extremely impressive this season.The Red Raiders have been equally unimpressive, leaning on their defense quite a bit but even then, that unit has faltered in recent weeks.The third-ever meeting between the schools on a Thursday night, where Tech is 2-0 in said matchups, should be an interesting one.The Horned Frogs’ resume gives them the edge at this point.Score: TCU 24, Texas Tech 17.Find more Texas Tech coverage from The Dallas Morning News here.Top Sports Stories

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