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    Star runner Tahj Brooks and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-4) face the BYU Cougars (4-2) on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

    The Red Raiders are the favorites (-3) in their matchup versus the Cougars, with the over/under at 51 points. (On the moneyline, the Red Raiders are -152 and the Cougars are +129.)

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    Game Info for Texas Tech vs. BYU

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Provo, Utah
    • Stadium: LaVell Edwards Stadium
    Texas Tech vs BYU Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas Tech -3 -109 -111 51 -110 -110 -152 +129

    Texas Tech Pick Insights

    • Texas Tech has covered the spread twice in six games this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 3-point favorites this season, Texas Tech is 1-2 against the spread.
    • Texas Tech has gone over in three of its six games with a set total (50%).

    Texas Tech Stats & Insights

    • Texas Tech is averaging 410 yards per game offensively this year (58th in the FBS), and are allowing 379.3 yards per game (72nd) on defense.
    • Texas Tech ranks 43rd in scoring offense (32.3 points per game) and 66th in scoring defense (25.1 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Texas Tech ranks 73rd in pass offense (230.7 passing yards per game) and 80th in pass defense (232.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Texas Tech is totaling 179.3 rushing yards per game offensively this season (44th in the FBS), and is giving up 147 rushing yards per game (76th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Texas Tech is putting up a 41.3% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 58th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 83rd, surrendering a 40.4% third-down conversion rate.
    • Texas Tech has forced eight total turnovers (80th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 11 times (93rd in the FBS) for -3a turnover margin of -3, 98th-ranked in college football.

    Texas Tech’s Best Players

    • Tyler Shough has 746 passing yards for Texas Tech, completing 59.3% of his passes and collecting seven touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 149 rushing yards (21.3 ypg) on 48 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Brooks has carried the ball 131 times for a team-high 786 yards on the ground and has found the end zone five times.
    • Cam’Ron Valdez has carried the ball 23 times for 169 yards (24.1 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Myles Price’s leads his squad with 304 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 31 receptions (out of 44 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Jerand Bradley has caught 27 passes for 298 yards (42.6 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Xavier White has compiled 19 receptions for 219 yards, an average of 31.3 yards per game.
    • Steve Linton has three sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Ben Roberts, Texas Tech’s leading tackler, has 47 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Malik Dunlap has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 15 tackles and three passes defended.

    BYU Betting Insights

    • BYU is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • BYU is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • BYU has gone over in all of its four games with a set total.

    BYU Pick Insights

    • BYU’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, posting 306 total yards per game, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 100th with 398 total yards ceded per contest.
    • BYU is putting up 27.7 points per contest on offense this season (74th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 26 points per contest (72nd-ranked) on defense.
    • BYU is posting 238.5 passing yards per contest on offense this season (62nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 248.2 passing yards per game (101st-ranked) on defense.
    • BYU’s running game has been struggling, ranking second-worst in the FBS with 67.5 rushing yards per game. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 149.8 rushing yards per contest (80th-ranked).
    • BYU’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with a 30.4% third-down conversion percentage. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering a 42% third-down rate (97th-ranked).
    • BYU has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +4 ranks 25th-best in the FBS, with 11 forced turnovers (33rd in the nation) and seven turnovers committed (35th in the nation).

    BYU’s Best Players

    • Kedon Slovis has put up 1,392 passing yards, or 232 per game, so far this season. He has completed 56.8% of his passes and has tossed 10 touchdowns with four interceptions.
    • LJ Martin has rushed 86 times for 345 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Miles Davis has rushed for 64 yards on 14 carries.
    • Chase Roberts’ 421 receiving yards (70.2 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 27 receptions on 44 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Isaac Rex has put up a 275-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 19 passes on 39 targets.
    • Darius Lassiter’s 19 grabs (on 34 targets) have netted him 225 yards (37.5 ypg) and three touchdowns.
    • Tyler Batty has collected 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Max Tooley is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 41 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Jakob Robinson has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 21 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

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