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Baylor Vs. Texas Tech Odds: Bears Big Favorites At The Death Star

Baylor looks to continue their best season in the Big 12 in their annual game with the Red Raiders in Dallas.

After one of the biggest wins in program history, the No. 18 Baylor Bears travel to the Death Star in Arlington as -12 favorites over Texas Tech.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin III propelled himself towards the top of the Heisman race after a dominating performance against Oklahoma last week. For the season, he's completed 72.9% of his passes with 3,572 yards, 33 TD's and only 5 INT's while leading his team to a 7-4 record.

He could be in line for another huge game this week against an anemic Red Raiders defense that has given up 36.8 points a game, 113th worst in the country.

Despite head coach Tommy Tuberville's defensive-minded reputation, Texas Tech has struggled mightily on that side of the ball, giving up 66 points to Oklahoma State's warp-speed passing attack and 52 points to Texas' more traditional ground-based running game.

With their defense struggling, the Red Raiders will need their starting QB, junior Seth Doege, to match Griffin score-for-score on Saturday. Doege has averaged 340.8 passing yards per game, 8th best in the country.

However, a lot of his yards have come at the tail ends of blowouts, as Texas Tech has played only one competitive game, a 31-27 loss at Missouri, since their stunning road upset of Oklahoma on Oct. 22. At 5-6, they will need a win against the Bears to become bowl eligible in Tuberville's second season in Lubbock.

The odds makers are expecting another high-scoring Big 12 affair, putting the over/under for the game at 77 points.

It will be televised regionally on Fox Sports Net at 6:00 PM Saturday.

For the latest news and notes on the Bears, check out our brand-new Baylor-focused blog Our Daily Bears, while there's no better place on the internet for in-depth coverage of Texas Tech than Double T Nation.

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