Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen during Saturday’s game between the Cowboys and Red Raiders.
If the over/under on this game was 150 points, I’d still consider taking the over. I can see Mason Rudolph and Patrick Mahomes throwing five touchdowns apiece. They might not hit that mark, and Texas Tech and Oklahoma State might not combine for that many points, but it’s going to be a shootout that the Cowboys will win.
Mason Rudolph and Patrick Mahomes II are going to find themselves in an epic battle. They’ll both air it out. They’ll both strike for at least three touchdowns and at least 300 passing yards. But Oklahoma State is going to end up on top because Justice Hill will pick up some key yardage and help convert on third down. Mahomes won’t be able to lead a late drive for a comeback, and the Cowboys will take the win.
It’s been a tough year for Kliff Kingsbury’s Red Raiders, as Patrick Mahomes has given fans plenty of reasons to cheer while the defense has been very porous. The Red Raiders rank No. 126 nationally in total defense after Texas running back D’Onta Foreman recorded 341 yards on the ground against them last week, and expect plenty of points for the Cowboys against their defense on Saturday. Mike Gundy and Co. win their sixth in a row with a balanced offense and opportunistic defense.
Luckily this isn’t a night game, or else it would last until Monday morning. Both teams will throw the ball on each other’s defense, but the Cowboys are the only ones that can actually stop someone from getting into the end zone. Mike Gundy for the win.