Preview: Baylor at Texas Tech

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 29, 2014
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas


Baylor finds itself playing in the state of Texas on Saturday when the Bears face Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and being in the Lone Star State is a good thing for the nation’s sixth-ranked team. The Bears aim for their 20th victory in a row in games played in Texas and, more importantly, remain in contention for a berth in the four-team college football playoff. Texas Tech snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a 34-31 victory at Iowa State, but will face its biggest challenge of the season in slowing a Baylor offense that leads the nation in scoring and total offense.

Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty averages nearly 400 yards passing per game, engineering an offense that has topped 600 total yards five times in 10 games. For all the attention focused on when the Bears have the ball, their defense is also a critical component to Baylor’s success, ranking in the top 30 nationally in total defense and scoring defense. Texas Tech’s upset hopes likely rest on a big day from junior running back DeAndre Washington, the first Red Raiders’ player to rush for 1,000 in 16 years.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC. LINE: Baylor -24.5

ABOUT BAYLOR (9-1, 6-1 Big 12): The Bears continue to post huge offensive numbers, scoring 20 or more points nine times in the first half, scoring 60 or more in four games this season and leading the nation in touchdowns of 25-plus yards (18) and 40-plus yards (15). Petty has plenty of options at his disposal, including sophomore running back Shock Linwood (23 yards shy of 1,000) and sophomore wide receiver Corey Coleman (124.4 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions). Senior middle linebacker Bryce Hager, who led the Big 12 in tackles two seasons ago, has 51 stops in his past five games.

ABOUT TEXAS TECH (4-7, 2-6): Freshman quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the first signal-caller in school history to throw four touchdowns in consecutive games, passing for 328 yards last week in his third consecutive start. Washington rushed for a career-best 186 yards last week, giving him 1,038 on the season as the Red Raiders rushed for 272. Texas Tech linebacker Pete Robertson ranks second in the Big 12 with 10 sacks.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Baylor has led by double-digits for 62.3 percent of its games, the highest percentage in the nation.

2. Baylor and Oregon are the only two FBS offenses to rush for 30-plus touchdowns and pass for 30-plus TDs this season.

3. Texas Tech holds a narrow 36-35-1 lead in the all-time series, but Baylor has won the past three meetings.

PREDICTION: Baylor 47, Texas Tech 21

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Baylor 9-1 W3 50.0 21.7 5-0 4-1 7-0 0-0 6-1
Texas Tech 4-7 W1 29.1 40.6 2-4 2-3 1-1 1-0 2-6

Last Meeting

Baylor Texas Tech
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/16/13 TTU 34 BAY 63 675 340 335 454 134 320

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
BAY B. Petty 54.8 335 3 0
TTU B. Mayfield 54.9 314 4 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
BAY S. Linwood 29 187 6.4 1
TTU K. Williams 8 48 6.0 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
BAY L. Norwood 7 156 22.3 2
TTU E. Ward 7 82 11.7 1
TDs Player TD
BAY L. Norwood 3
TTU J. Amaro 2
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
BAY B. Petty 58.3 2683 23 5
TTU D. Webb 61.2 2539 24 13
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
BAY S. Linwood 198 977 4.9 13
TTU D. Washington 173 1038 6.0 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
BAY C. Coleman 47 871 18.5 9
TTU J. Grant 62 783 12.6 6
TDs Player TD
BAY S. Linwood 13
TTU B. Marquez 7

Quickchart Matchup

Baylor Off vs  Texas Tech Def
584.5 yards
510.4 yards
4.7 yards/rush
5.3 yards/rush
9 yards/attempt
8 yards/attempt
Texas Tech Off vs  Baylor Def
484.6 yards
329.7 yards
5.2 yards/rush
2.9 yards/rush
7.2 yards/attempt
6.7 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Baylor Overall Texas Tech
9-1-0 W/L 4-7-0
6-3-1 ATS 5-6-0
6-4-0 O/U 5-6-0
50.0 Pts For 29.1
21.7 Pts Against 40.6
Baylor A/H Texas Tech
4-1 W/L 2-4
3-1-1 ATS 3-3-0
2-3-0 O/U 3-3-0
43.0 Pts For 30.2
22.2 Pts Against 36.3