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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ttuadvisor View Post
    Texas Tech beat Kansas on the road by a larger margin than Baylor beat West Virginia at home. I also think KU beats WVU this year.
    Baylor could have easily scored 100 on WVU. They were emptying the bench by early in the third quarter.



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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Tech fan here. I was surprised to see a 16 point line; I figured it'd be around 9-10. I typically do not ever put any money on a Tech game ever for any reason...but this one might be worth a few bucks; if nothing else betting on ISU sets up a nice emotional hedge. Paul Rhoads is a great coach and will have them ready to play, this much we know for sure. There is no shortage of motivation for the Cyclones, and we're in one of those awkward-but-in-a-good-way parts of the season. We're ranked and undefeated, but we haven't played anyone and our QB play has been very up and down. Add in a new coaching staff still finding its groove - this game should be a fight. Luckily, Kliff has talked about not taking any games lightly and even said something along the lines of "we aren't good enough to look ahead."

    If anyone is interested, we can start a "we got boned by UT's refs" support group and hug it out - we've been there all too often ourselves. Safe travels to anyone heading to Lubbock!



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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Tech is a good team. Why the need to bash an opponent? If we win, it's a good win. If we lose it's not a bad lose. Why try to make them less?


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ttuadvisor View Post
    Texas Tech opponents>>>>Baylor opponents and it's not remotely close.

    Even Louisville has a higher Sagarin SOS than Baylor. Baylor's SOS is 149, Tech's is 100.

    Texas Tech beat Kansas on the road by a larger margin than Baylor beat West Virginia at home. I also think KU beats WVU this year.
    I agree with the first part about SOS although neither schedule has been challenging. I'm a Sagarin fan. I disagree with KU beating WV and Sagarin agrees.


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ttuadvisor View Post
    Seems like I heard this exact same story last year of the Texas Tech vs. ISU game week. I was hoping this year, y'all would have learned to not lean on that and focus more on the actual matchup.
    Steele Jantz handed you that game, litterlly on one play he dropped the ball for you without any around him, I commend you on taking advantage of the opportunities.



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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ttuadvisor View Post
    Texas Tech opponents>>>>Baylor opponents and it's not remotely close.

    Even Louisville has a higher Sagarin SOS than Baylor. Baylor's SOS is 149, Tech's is 100.

    Texas Tech beat Kansas on the road by a larger margin than Baylor beat West Virginia at home. I also think KU beats WVU this year.
    Nothing against Texas Tech, but playing Kansas on the road isn't exactly a hostile environment.


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Baylor could have easily scored 100 on WVU. They were emptying the bench by early in the third quarter.
    Tech was emptying the bench in the 3rd quarter and could have easily run up the score too. Both KU and WVU are a mess, but I think KU can give them a game.



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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ttuadvisor View Post
    Tech was emptying the bench in the 3rd quarter and could have easily run up the score too. Both KU and WVU are a mess, but I think KU can give them a game.
    Completely agree. I think WV wins but the game will be ugly and might cause temporary blindness in the elderly.


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Tech's schedule isn't great, but it isn't Baylor bad.



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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Completely agree. I think WV wins but the game will be ugly and might cause temporary blindness in the elderly.
    How will they know?


    Also, it may cause permanent eye and brain damage to the younger people. I'm not watching that train wreck.


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Tech is a good team. Why the need to bash an opponent? If we win, it's a good win. If we lose it's not a bad lose. Why try to make them less?
    Is it bashing TT to say they've played terrible teams so far or are we just trying to figure out how good they actually are?


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    Is it bashing TT to say they've played terrible teams so far or are we just trying to figure out how good they actually are?
    You can say their SOS is bad but they've taken care of business. No one knows for sure if they're a really good team or just a solid team. What's the harm in saying they're a good team? If we win, we beat a good team. If we lose we lost to a good team. We'll know more after Saturday.


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    You can say their SOS is bad but they've taken care of business. No one knows for sure if they're a really good team or just a solid team. What's the harm in saying they're a good team? If we win, we beat a good team. If we lose we lost to a good team. We'll know more after Saturday.
    if that's the case then we should just wait until the season is over to get the whole picture. Then we can talk about this game.

    If you think they are a good team I would ask you why you think that. Their resume only shows they aren't a very bad team. Sorry but I'm going to call a spade a spade. I don't really care if the TT fans don't have thick enough skin for that.


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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ttuadvisor View Post
    I don't understand the logic of downplaying Texas Tech's opponents, but then praising Baylor like they're a NC contender. Baylor has one of the worst SOS in the country. Kansas will beat West Virginia, write it down.

    I really like Paul Rhoads and respect how his teams always play, but I fully expect Texas Tech to take care of business in Lubbock on Saturday.
    What makes you think Kansas can beat anybody? The are the absolute worst AQ team by far.



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    Re: Texas Tech opens as 16 point favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    if that's the case then we should just wait until the season is over to get the whole picture. Then we can talk about this game.

    If you think they are a good team I would ask you why you think that. Their resume only shows they aren't a very bad team. Sorry but I'm going to call a spade a spade. I don't really care if the TT fans don't have thick enough skin for that.
    I'm calling them a good team because I want to feel better about the win on Saturday. I want a win over a good team.


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