The Primer: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

Game Details

Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0, 0-0)
Bad Guys: Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0, 0-0)
When: Saturday, September 10th at 9:00 pm
Where: Sun Devil Stadium; Tempe, Arizona
TV/Stream: FS1 (FOX Sports Go)
Radio/Stream: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App

What Happened Last Week

Arizona State took down Norther Arizona, 44-13, largely behind a nice day for new quarterback Manny Wilkins, who passed for 180 yards and ran for 89 yards and a touchdown. Arizona State gave up a ton of yards through the air, 369 total yards, but limited Northern Arizona to just one passing touchdown. Northern Arizona almost out-gained Arizona in total yards, 425 to 456.

Players to Watch

1. RB Demario Richard (5-10/219): Richard didn’t have a break-out performance that I thought he might, running for only 78 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. He’s still very good and I’d and can be explosive, but Watkins may be the key to the Arizona State offense.

2. WR Tim White (5-11/175): White was the main target for Watkins, catching 9 passes for 95 yards and a 10.6 average. White is the main receiver to watch and he can be explosive.

3. LB D.J. Calhoun (6-0/228): I thought that LB Salamo Fiso would be the guy here, but I can’t find where he registered any tackles last week, so we’ll go with Calhoun, who had a team high 7 tackles, a tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. Remember, the linebackers are the guys that are counted on making the most plays for Arizona State.

4. S Kareem Orr (5-11/198): Orr is a sophomore who played a ton as a freshman. He’s a dynamic playmaker, registering 6 interceptions last year as a freshman to go along with 38 tackles.

The Early Line

Via OddsShark, Texas Tech opened as a 5 point underdog and the line has already moved to 5.5 points with two books as of last night and now, it’s fallen down to a 3.5 to 4 spread. That’s a quick moving spread.

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