There is no doubt offense will be showcased when Baylor and Texas Tech clash on Saturday and bookmakers know it with the current total of 88.5 being the biggest in college football history. Oklahoma State and Baylor held the previous record with a closing total of 88.0 for their game in December of 2012.
There have been 19 games that have closed with a total of 80.0 or higher since our database begins in 1980, with 13 of those happening within the past five years. Those 19 games have seen the OVER hit on nine occasions with teams combining for 90 or more points seven times.
Baylor and Texas Tech currently hold the third highest total recorded with an 84.5 closing line for their November 16, 2013 clash where the two teams combined for 97 points.
Baylor is the top scoring offense in the country with an average of 64 points so far this season. Texas Tech is not far behind with the Red Raiders scoring an average of 53.8 points per game, which is the third highest in the nation.
The Bears defense has been solid this season holding opponents to just 23 points per game through three contests. The Raiders have not been as good defensively and have given up an average of 36 points per game through their first four.
Online sportsbook BetOnline currently has Baylor -17 point favorites as of Thursday.
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