The NCAA college football 2013 live stream and televised games on Friday night won't feature any of the Top 25 teams in the nation, but that's no reason to sleep on the latest scheduled matchups. Among the teams competing this evening will be the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Southern Methodist Mustangs. Tonight's game with Texas Tech vs. SMU will be among the televised and live streaming NCAA games provided thanks to ESPN.
According to an Aug. 28 report via CBS Sports, tonight's starting quarterback for the Red Raiders will a "true freshman." However, as of this report it's unknown who that might be. The choices that first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury will have include a walk-on, Baker Mayfield, or a three-star prospect in Davis Webb. That could make a dangerous situation for either team in tonight's matchup, depending on how the quarterback comes out in their appearance. The starting QB choice will be due to the fact sophomore Michael Brewer is out after aggravating his back during pre-season workouts.
Kingsbury, who worked as offensive coordinator with Texas A&M last season, told the media with regards to his freshman quarterback situation:
"The offenses both these kids come from are very similar to what we run, similar to what we had with Johnny [Manziel] last year. They feel comfortable in it because that's what they played in through their high school careers.
I tell them all the time if I coach them like freshmen, they'll play like freshmen," Kingsbury said. "So I coach them like they've been in the system for three years and expect those results ... I think they'll be ready to go."
In tonight's matchup, Texas Tech is favored, but by less than a touchdown. Southern Methodist Univiersity had just two losses at home in the 2012 season with a record overall of 7-6. They finished at 5-3 in the Conference USA West standings, and capped off that season with a 43-10 win over Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl.
Meanwhile, Texas Tech finished 8-5 overall, but went 4-5 in the challenging Big 12 conference. The Red Raiders were ranked as high as #18 in the Top 25 during the previous season and with enough early wins, might manage to squeak back into the rankings again. It starts with a win tonight and that'll really be on the shoulders of whichever freshmen quarterback they decide to go with.
Tonight's Texas Tech vs. SMU football game has a start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This NCAA regular season matchup will be televised via cable or satellite on ESPN. In addition, viewers who have access to WatchESPN (with participating cable/satellite providers), can enjoy the game live streaming online, also starting at 8 p.m. See more details from the WatchESPN site for how to watch online.