College football gambling on Texas Tech could take a hit early in the season as starting running back Baron Batch suffered an arm injury.
Early reports have Batch missing three to six weeks. If Batch is out longer than a month he would miss the Texas game on September 19th and that would make the Red Raiders a risk college football bet in that matchup.
College football gambling stats tell us that Batch led the Red Raiders in rushing last season with 758 yards and seven touchdowns. He led the Big 12 with 6.7 yards per carry. He was also a key receiver for the Red Raiders as he had 45 catches for 449 yards last season as college football bet statistics indicated.
Last season the Red Raiders used Batch and Shannon Woods at running back but Woods is gone. College football bet information has Texas Tech looking at using either Aaron Crawford or Harrison Jeffers as they open the season against North Dakota on September 5th. Crawford is not at full strength either as college football bet information shows, as he has a shoulder injury.
Texas Tech has enough question marks heading into the 2009 college football gambling season that they didn’t need a major injury. The school signed head coach Mike Leach to a contract extension so it will be interesting to see if the Red Raiders slip now that Leach is not as motivated. Losing Graham Harrell, who finished as the #2 career passing yards leader in NCAA history as sports betting stats had it is going to hurt. Losing Michael Crabtree is even worse. Taylor Potts looks like the next Texas Tech quarterback that will make an impact in college football gambling at the online sportsbook. He might be the best one yet since unlike some of the others, he has size and a demeanor that suits the NFL.
Finding someone to catch the ball is a big key for Texas Tech in college football gambling. They are looking at Detron Lewis, Edward Britton and Lyle Leong as receivers who can make an impact in 2009 college football gambling at the online sportsbook.
Texas Tech never seems to have a defense and that could be the case again this college football gambling season. They have some talented players but when they are always on the field it makes life difficult. Losing Batch definitely doesn’t help because he gave the Red Raiders a rushing threat and took time off the clock.