The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Houston Cougars are set to kick off at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, September 23rd.
The two teams will attempt to finish their preconference schedule strong in a tough matchup in Houston. It’ll be another chance for this untested Texas Tech team to prove themselves. Stay here for live updates, scores, and analysis.
Texas Tech-Houston Live updates, score
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Texas Tech-Houston game time, information
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 11 AM Central Time
Location: TDECU Stadium, Houston
Line: Houston -6
What TV channel is Texas Tech vs. Houston on?
The Texas Tech – Houston game will be broadcast on ABC/ESPN 2.
How can I watch the Texas Tech vs. Houston game online?
You can use the WatchESPN app or the ABC.com live stream.
How can I listen to the Texas Tech vs. Houston game on the radio?
You can listen to the Red Raider Sports Network online at tunein.com or at Double T 97.3 if you are in the Hub City area.
Texas Tech vs. Houston preview, keys to the game
- Wear out the stellar Houston defensive line early. Ed Oliver might be the best defensive lineman in the nation. Texas Tech won’t be able to block him all night, no one in the nation can. So, Texas Tech is going to have to wear him out. Get him running a lot, use screens, sweeps, trickery, whatever you can to just get Ed Oliver moving and make him keep moving. If you allow him to just move in one direction — into your backfield — he will destroy you and it will be very quick.
- Pressure Kyle Allen. This is not a situation in which the Red Raider defense and David Gibbs can afford to sit back and let Houston beat themselves with mistakes. They have to take the fight to the Cougars early and often if they’re going to get some stops. It’s clear that while the Texas Tech defense has improved, it isn’t enough for them to be completely dependable. David Gibbs pressured Arizona State a lot last weekend, and it worked like a charm for the first half. The Red Raiders have to get a push up front and force Kyle Allen to make decisions.
- Survive the Houston momentum. The Cougars are playing dominant football on the defensive side of the ball, and finding a way to score points offensively. If Texas Tech has a bad few drives, it can’t afford to get down on itself and cede the game right then and there. If last week’s game wasn’t a reminder that you need to play every second of the game and no Power 5 team is just going to roll over for you, I don’t know what is. The Red Raiders cannot let themselves be swept up by a powerful series of events, as they so often do. Stay level-headed, keep playing hard, and forget about what happened on the play before this one. Head low, feet driving, don’t stop.
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