The Texas Tech Red Raiders will play against a Division II opponent, the Houston Baptist Huskies, in an early-season tune-up on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET at Jones AT&T Stadium. Last year was nothing to brag about for the Red Raiders (4-8), so the squad is looking forward to a new start.
Texas Tech has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. It would take nothing short of a miracle for Houston Baptist to pull off a win, but maybe they can at least keep Texas Tech from covering the spread.
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When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium — Lubbock, Texas
TV: ESPN Plus
Follow: CBS Sports App
The Red Raiders are a big 39.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college football odds.
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Alan Bowman is ready for a fresh start as Texas Tech’s quarterback. This time, he’d like to be playing at the end of a full season.
Bowman likely could have returned from a broken collarbone to play in Texas Tech’s final two games last season. He opted instead to save a year of eligibility and turn his focus toward 2020.
“I was more comfortable, saying, ‘Hey, let’s take an offseason, let’s get bigger, faster, stronger. Let’s get another year in the offense,’” Bowman said this fall. “Let’s play a full season instead of coming back right towards the end of the season.”
While Big 12 teams are scheduled to play only 10 games in this unprecedented season because of the coronavirus, that would be more than Bowman played in either of his first two seasons. He has played in 11 games overall, starting 10 — only three of those under second-year head coach Matt Wells and offensive coordinator David Yost.
Wells said at the start of this fall’s camp that there was no question about Bowman being in line to take the first snap. He said it was the sophomore quarterback’s job “to solidify that role and extend his lead. It’s up to him to play well.”