(2-0, 0-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (2-0, 0-0)
September 19, 2009 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Weather: Austin, TX
TV: ABC :: Radio: Texas Tech :: Game Cast: Fox Sports
Make your prediction for the game. What will happen, who will lead the offense and the defense and predict the final score.
Synopsis of the Game: The loss of DE Rajon Henley, DE Ryan Haliburton and SS Franklin Mitchem are big losses and shouldn't be discounted. There's something to be said for having some continuity on the defensive side of the ball, but losing two starters is going to be tough to overcome. I think both offenses struggle early to get going as both teams will be fighting nerves and each get on track in the second half. The lack of a sustained Texas Tech running game will eventually be the team's downfall, but the defense plays above their head the entire game.
Offensive MVP: WR Tramain Swindall
Defensive MVP: DE Daniel Howard
Final Score: Texas Tech 28, Texas 31
And everyone keep in mind, what I think will happen and what I want to happen are two different things. Nothing would make me happier than to be wrong about my Final Score prediction and will gladly admit I'm wrong. Do I believe that Texas Tech can win? Hell, yes. Sometimes I have to figure out how to balance being a guy that spends 12 hours a week working on a Texas Tech fan website versus trying to rationally predict what will happen on Saturday night. Don't discount other Texas Tech fans if they feel the same way.