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

Getting you ready for Texas Tech’s trip out to Arizona to take on the Sun Devils of Arizona State.

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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