TCU at Texas Tech: Four reasons why Red Raiders upset Horned Frogs

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Sep 19, 2015; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes II (5) runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Texas Tech defeated Arkansas 35-24. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off a big win against a reeling Arkansas team, can they keep that momentum against TCU?

Texas Tech just won one of their biggest games under Kliff Kingsbury. After lots of trash talk from both sides it was Kingsbury and his spread offense that had the last laugh.

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Now, Tech didn’t exactly trounce Arkansas, but they still made a statement. Last season Tech’s air raid offense lost handily to Arkansas’ power run attack 48-28, but that was not the case this year.

Kingsbury got his revenge for last season and for the comments that Bielema made about the air raid offense at a convention for Texas high school football coaches. Now, with a new sense of confidence, hot quarterback, and improved defense, the Red Raiders should be able to compete against TCU.

TCU also had a pretty interesting week.

Two players were arrested, and later suspended, for robbery and assault. According to ESPN, they assaulted a fellow TCU student and stole a case of beer. Senior defensive end Mike Tuanua was one of the players suspended, which was another blow to a TCU defense that is already missing 5 starters.

The combination of TCU’s recent off-field issues and Tech’s on-field success spells trouble for the Horned Frogs.

Here are four reasons why I think Texas Tech will upset the No. 3 team in the nation and send the Horned Frogs home unhappy and with their Big 12 title hopes dashed..

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