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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon Ducks vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

September 9, 2023


This matchup features two teams heading in opposite directions based on their week 1 performance as the Oregon Ducks travel to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Oregon Ducks won in week 1 against the Portland State Vikings by a score of 81-7 while the Texas Tech Red Raiders lost in double-overtime on the road against the Wyoming Cowboys by a score of 33-35. 

Will the Oregon Ducks remain undefeated or will the Texas Tech Red Raiders bounce back following a loss in week 1? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Oregon Ducks enter this game ranked 13th in the AP Poll and 13th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 1-0 following an 81-7 win at home against the Portland State Vikings, and FCS school while covering the 48-point spread as a favorite at home in week 1 of the college football season. 

Oregon scored 81 points while compiling a total of 746 total yards offensively which included 379 passing yards and 367 rushing yards while allowing the Vikings to score 7 and allowing 200 total yards defensively which included 52 passing yards and 148 rushing yards. 

Bo Nix led the team in passing, completing 23 of 27 attempts for 287 yards and three touchdowns. Bucky Irving led the team in rushing with four carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Troy Franklin led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas Tech lost on the road in week 1 of the college football season by a score of 33-35 in double-overtime against the Wyoming Cowboys and failed to cover the 13-point spread as a road favorite. The Red Raiders scored 33 points while compiling a total of 431 total yards offensively which included 338 passing yards and 93 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 320 total yards defensively which included 149 passing yards and 171 rushing yards. 

Tyler Shough led the team in passing, completing 31 of 47 attempts for 338 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while adding 36 rushing yards. Tahj Brooks led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Jerand Bradley led the team in receiving, catching eight of 14 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Oregon Ducks listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday in week 2 of the college football season. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will face each other in college football. 

Oregon is 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as a favorite this season after finishing last season with a record 8-5 ATS overall, 3-2 ATS on the road, and 8-3 ATS as a favorite while the Texas Tech Red Raiders are 0-1 ATS overall this season after finishing last year with a record of 8-5 ATS overall, 5-2 ATS at home, and 5-3 ATS as an underdog.

Oregon is the more talented team this season and will be looking to compete for a Pac-12 Championship while Texas Tech looks like a middle-of-the-pack team in the Big 12 based on their week 1 performance. I look for Oregon to have another dominating performance on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in week 2 of the college football season which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oregon Ducks -6 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Oregon Ducks -6