Time will tell if the Texas Tech Red Raiders can avoid being distracted by the whirlwind of coaching changes in the same manner that the Cincinnati Bearcats were able to on Thursday night in the Belk Bowl against Duke. The Bearcats are the culprit in stealing away coach Tommy Tuberville, who signed with the Bearcats to replace the departed Butch Jones, who had left Cincy for the Orange City of Knoxville, Tennessee. The Red Raiders (7-5) started the season off in promising fashion with a (4-0) start this season, but ended it with a horrid (1-4) stretch. The Red Raiders will be facing the Golden Gophers of Minnesota (6-6) who started off at (4-0) as well this season, but finished up with an awful (2-6) stretch. The Red Raiders, who average 37.8 points per game on offense, are led by quarterback Seth Doege, who has passed for 3934 yards and 38 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Red Raiders quarterback Seth Doege has thrown for 38 touchdowns this season.
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The game in Houston figures to be a high-scoring affair, with the Red Raiders prevailing.
Texas Tech Red Raiders: (7-5): Roby’s Rating: (7.88)
Minnesota Golden Gophers: (6-6): Roby’s Rating: (3.21)
Prediction: Texas Tech Red Raiders by 5