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Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

November 8, 2008
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Premium Pick
4 units on Texas Tech -3 (-110) (risk 4 to return 4)
Result:
WIN

I think there is something to be learned from what Texas just did. The Longhorns played their biggest game of the year against an unbeaten Oklahoma team and won. Everyone was piling on Missouri when they went to Texas, because most thought that emotionally the tank was going to be empty. It didn't play out that way however as Texas destroyed Missouri. It wasn't until two games later, on the road, that Texas stumbled. Now Tech is in the same place the Longhorns were against Missouri. Many feel that after the biggest win in program history, they will be flat here. This Tech team just beat the #1 team (a Texas team that had gone through one of the toughest schedules in college football history unblemished), and they are laying just a field goal now at home? I'm not buying it. I was on Tech last week because this team is for real. I'm on them again here, laying a very small number. If this was a lesser game, against an average team, maybe I could see the Red Raiders taking a breather, and going through the motions. But it's a huge game and they will be focused. Tech is in position now to be in the National title game, and there will be no letdown. With all due respect to Oklahoma State, the toughest two games on their schedule are yet to be played, and this is the toughest - in the toughest place to play. I think we saw something last week that no one wanted to believe about Tech. We've known for years that their offense is is virtually unstoppable. But for the first time, they can get after it on defense enough to disrupt a team. This game is now bigger than the Texas game for Tech, and they have the personnel to respond, especially at home. Under Mike Leach, Tech is 24-13 ATS as a home favorite. The Red Raiders win and cover here.

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