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College Football Picks: Mizzou vs. Texas Tech

The Missouri Tigers enter Lubbock, Texas to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. For Mizzou they're four point road favorites and expected to take care of Texas Tech. Though that's usually easier said then done when entering Lubbockk. Mizzou's passing offense is 23rd in the country and they're going against a Tech team that is 119th in the country in passing yards given up. So that's where you're going to see the bulk of this game played.

Mizzou, ranked No. 12, is an early favorite for David Ubben of ESPN.com.

No. 12 Missouri 34, Texas Tech 24: Missouri won't blow out the Red Raiders; it is Lubbock, after all. But it will win comfortably if corners Carl Gettis and Kevin Rutland continue their solid play. The offense will move the ball consistently for 60 minutes, but chalk the Tigers up for an inexplicable turnover in one of the toughest places to play in the Big 12.

I agree with a lot of this. Mizzou's passing attack should be able to put points on the board but playing in Lubbock I don't think you can expect a blowout. Ten points -- if even that much -- makes sense to me.