Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview

The Baylor Bears will look to QB Zach Smith to win on Friday. Photo Courtesy: Matthew Lynch
The Baylor Bears will look to QB Zach Smith to win on Friday. Photo Courtesy: Matthew Lynch

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

Game Info
Baylor Bears vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Friday – November 25 – 5:00 pm
AT&T Stadium – Arlington – Texas

Records Before the Game
Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-7)
Baylor University Bears (6-4)

Two games on the schedule and Baylor has limped into AT&T stadium with a losing streak that shocked a few people. Last year, the Bears did the same thing with Seth Russell injured and the Bears looking like flukes.

Why you should watch this game
To see if the head coach coach can win seven games. Baylor is bowl eligible with six wins.

Why shouldn’t watch this game
It’s Black Friday shopping everywhere. I saw the drill you wanted on sale at Home Depot and standing in line won’t be a problem this year.

Jim Grobe is starting Zach Smith this week. “He played okay, I think. He did some really good things. He made some mistakes that hurt us. We got to take care of the ball and protect him better. That will help him (Smith) become a better manager of the game”, Jim Grobe said. I believe if the Bears stick to the running game they could pull out a win in Arlington. The offense has to sustain long clock eating drives because the Tech offense can score in a matter of minutes. You can’t trade touchdown for touchdown with Texas Tech.

Containing Pat Mahomes is a big order! He has passed for 4,466 yards with 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He’s putting up video game numbers and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down. Guess what? The Baylor defense is solid! He has the numbers, but the Bears defense is 8th in sacks in the country. Slowing down Tech will be a hard task. They can be beat! The running game isn’t as solid as the Red Raiders think. The leading rusher for Tech only has 354 yards on the ground. They key is shutting down Johnathan Giles. He’s a dynamic sophomore with 1,076 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Shut him down and you can stop the passing game.

ESPN is predicting a 67.1% percent for a Baylor win this week. I can see the Bears winning by three points.