Texas Tech started the 2018 season with a rocky loss to Ole Miss but rebounded in three consecutive games against Lamar, Houston and Oklahoma State. Their fortunes changed in Week 6, though after a late-game comeback.
West Virginia seemingly had a win locked up after a 35-10 halftime lead. However, the Red Raiders added 24 points in the second half to make it an eight-point game and barely fall short in the fourth quarter, falling to 3-2 on the season.
The Red Raiders face a TCU team that rebounded in Week 6, with a schedule that should ease afterward against Kansas and Iowa State to close October.
TCU found the win column in the first two weeks of the season and even ranked in the top 25. However, back-to-back losses to Ohio State and Texas torpedoed them out of the polls and down the Big 12 standings, as their offense struggled to stay afloat.
A close matchup against Iowa State almost brought head coach Gary Patterson’s squad below .500, but a 10-7 second-half difference pushed them to a third win. It was behind just under 200 all-purpose yards from Shawn Robinson and an impressive defensive effort.
The Horned Frogs have a difficult task against Texas Tech on Oct. 11, one they need a top-end offensive performance in. Does that stand a chance to happen?