Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Game Pick

The over is 6-1 in Wildcats last 7 games following an ATS win and is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game while the Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November.

Twenty-three seniors will be playing their final game inside "The Jones" this weekend with familiar players like running back DeAndre Washington, wide receiver Jakeem Grant, offensive linemen Le'Raven Clark, Alfredo Morales and Jared Kaster, defensive lineman Branden Jackson, linebackers Pete Robertson and Micah Awe and defensive back J.J. Gaines and kicker Taylor Symmank saying goodbye to the fans.

"Unfortunately, one team has to lose and one moves on, but it's been an incredible year for us and so many positives throughout the year", Hedlund said.

There is still plenty on the line for Kansas State, too. Patrick Mahomes II had a big game throwing the ball in the loss, completing 21 of 34 passes for 196 yards, three TDs and one interception.

When you're worse than Kansas at stopping the run, you're pretty dang bad, and wouldn't you know it, the Red Raiders are last in stopping the run.

Insane Lubbock: Texas Tech's home games have been wild, scoring at least 53 points in all. The Red Raiders hit 51.1 percent of their field-goal tries, but High Point used the 3-pointer to fight back, sinking 10-of-18 from behind the arc. Tech enters its game this week after dropping three straight games, including two to nationally ranked teams and two on the road.

In the other locker room, the Wildcats have 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS records this season. The Wildcats went 0-5 SU and 3-2 ATS over the last five games. Texas Tech needs to keep its intensity through the fourth quarter against the Wildcats, who average 10 points in the final 15 minutes of regulation. "If you can shoot 50 percent against most people, we're going to be in the ball game". They average only 43 penalty yards per game, the 23rd-fewest in the nation. Fortunately, Texas Tech was able to pull away late; improving Tubby Smith's record against his alma mater to 5-0.

Wins against Iowa State and Kansas helped Texas Tech players recover a bit, but they have since lost three in a row.

Kansas State is 2-2 SU when leading at the start of the 4th quarter this season.

UNT and Tech both played this game after winning in their own respective conferences with North Texas winning in the Conference U.S. and Tech in the Big 12. Texas Tech, looking to become bowl eligible for the 23rd time in the past 25 seasons, brings in a three-game losing streak while Kansas State, which hasn't missed out on a bowl game since 2009 when head coach Bill Snyder returned from a brief retirement. Texas Tech is 5-0 SU when carrying a lead into the fourth quarter.

Vanessa Coleman

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