Free Week 1 Prediction: Eagles vs Red Raiders Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
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NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games.
The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock Texas. The Eastern Washington Eagles make the trip to the Lonestar State to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
This is the first meeting between the teams since 2008 when the Red Raiders won by a final score of 49-24.
Eastern Washington Eagles
When the Texas Tech Red Raiders scheduled the Eastern Washington Eagles, they hoped for an easy victory to start off their season where most of their starters could probably sit down at halftime, but that doesn’t appear to be how this game will end up playing out.
The Eagles are coming into this game off a very successful 2016 season in which they finished with a final record of 12-2.
Coming into this season they are ranked fifth in the latest FCS preseason poll, and this team believes that they can win the National Title this year.
The Eagles are very experienced team that returns 13 starters from last year including Gage Gubrud who is one of the best quarterbacks at the FCS level.
He can hurt opponents by using his legs and his arm. He threw for 44 touchdowns last year.
For the Eagles to win this game Gubrud is going to have to be fantastic. He will need to not turnover the ball and have probably the best game of his career.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
The expectations around this Texas Tech Red Raiders team is low, and many feel like there will be a coaching change at the end of the season.
Patrick Mahomes is gone in the NFL now and whoever is the starting quarterback this year, is going to have some really big shoes to fill.
The good news for the Red Raiders though is the top four receiving options, and the top three rushing options from last year are all back, so whoever is the starting quarterback this year will have some good options to throw the ball around too.
For the Red Raiders the offense will probably turn out fine, but the biggest issue again this year, will probably be on the defensive side.
The Red Raiders plan the last few years has seemed to be score as many points on the offensive end, and hope and pray your defense can make one stop. That strategy hasn’t worked the last few seasons and it won’t again this year.
For the Red Raiders to win this game it’s all going to come down to defense. They need to find a way to slow down the high powered offense of the Eagles.
If they aren’t able to do that, there is a chance they will lose to an FCS school week one.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
The biggest surprise of week one is going to come out of this game.
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The Red Raiders are the worse team in this match up and that will lead to the Eagles offense having no issues against them.
I think their defense will be able to stop the Red Raiders offense enough to pull out a win.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Eagles 41 – Red Raiders 37
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