And one going the other way
Yes, the Houston defense has been great statistically through two games, but it has yet to see an offense anywhere close to what Texas Tech is bringing to town with Kilff Kingsbury calling the plays, Nic Shimonek throwing the ball and wide receivers such as Keke Coutee and Dylan Cantrell on the other end. Houston’s defense has capitalized on 15 tackles for a loss in the early part of the schedule, but that should be negated by Texas Tech’s ability to get the ball out of Shimonek’s hands very quickly.
Also, Houston’s offense has been solid, but far from the fine-tuned machine it needs to be to keep up with the Red Raiders. Maybe this is the game in which Kyle Allen finally starts to feel comfortable and has a breakout performance, and if there is ever a defense that should allow him to get going, it’s Texas Tech’s.
But, this game means much more to Kingsbury, who is desperately fighting to keep his job. The Red Raiders, who have struggled in recent seasons, are not about to be caught looking ahead to Oklahoma State next week.
Prediction: Texas Tech 41, Houston 35