Northwestern State at Texas Tech

Kickoff: 6pm

TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus

Why Texas Tech Might Win...

The Red Raiders are looking to bounce back from the 2011 season in a big way this year and Northwestern State is step 1 for Texas Tech. The defense has its fourth defensive coordinator in four years and was the worst defensive unit in the country last season. New junior college recruits and another highly regarded recruiting class will look to prove last season's team is not this team. Texas Tech will put up points, but can they stop anyone?

Why Northwestern State Might Win...

The Demons come into Lubbock having stayed the past few days in Dallas due to Hurricane Isaac. They finished last season with a 5-6 record, but have weapons on offense and special teams that could make this interesting Saturday night. Last season Tech struggled with Texas State and trailed at halftime 10-9 before taking over in the second half with a 50-10 win.

What will happen

The Red Raiders will take control of this game from the start and cruise to a victory. If Tech struggles in this game, then it could be another long season in 2012.

Texas Tech 54