Texas Tech Season Odds
LUBBOCK, TX (TheSpread) – The 2014 college football season was one to forget for Texas Tech. Can the Red Raiders bounce back in 2015?
According to the latest oddsmakers, Texas Tech is currently listed with odds of +20000 to win the College Football Playoffs next season. The Red Raiders have been given odds of +2500 to come out on top.
Kliff Kingsbury is entering his third season as head coach of the team he once played for. He went 8-5 in the 2013 season, but the Red Raiders were just 4-8 last year with a 2-7 record in the Big 12. It was their worst season since 1990, when it went 4-7. It was also just the second time the Raiders have failed to make a bowl since 1999.
Texas Tech was one of the top passing attacks in the country last season, which is no surprise. The Red Raiders averaged 351.1 yards per game through the air which led to an average of 30.5 points. Defensively, the Red Raiders were among the worst in the country, allowing 41.3 points per game. Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes combined to throw for over 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. Both men are back to give Tech good QB depth. Tech also returns leading receiver Jakeem Grant, who caught 67 passes for 938 yards and seven scores. The key will be on defense, where Tech will have to improve a great deal.
No schedule appears easy in the Big 12. Texas Tech will host TCU, Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Kansas State in conference play while making road trips to Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Texas. The big non-conference game for the Red Raiders is a Sept. 19 trip to Arkansas. A win there could do big things for Texas Tech.