Texas Tech vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Texas Tech vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas Tech (3-1) vs. Kansas (1-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
Kansas has a lot of bad streaks going, but considering Texas Tech isn’t Oklahoma or Texas, losing ten straight in the series with the Red Raiders, and going 1-17 all-time going back to 1965 – 2001 was the only Jayhawk victory – is particularly galling.
But it’s a home game after getting two weeks off to rest up and restart. The Kansas offense has been fine, and while the defense hasn’t been able to do its part, at least the team has been somewhat competitive.
Okay, so it’s all relative, and getting blown out by Central Michigan and Ohio is a problem, but if the season was ever going to get going, this would be the week to start it up.
Texas Tech is coming off a tough, emotional loss to Oklahoma State that wasn’t quite the ungodly-stat firefight many had hoped for – especially in the investment community – but was still a 41-34 good time.
With a trip to West Virginia up next, and a date at Oklahoma in a few weeks, there’s no time to slip up. Texas Tech can’t give away the Kansas game.
One Reason Why Texas Tech Will Win
There’s no Kansas pass rush, and there’s no pass defense. That’s sort of a problem against Texas Tech.
Central Michigan and Ohio combined to connect on 74% of their passes with eight touchdowns and a whopping average of 12 yards per attempt. Will Grier and West Virginia offense went off for 347 yards and two scores.
Nic Shimonek has been fantastic so far, averaging almost 400 yards per game with 12 touchdowns and just two picks. He’s been in command of the attack from the start, spreading the ball around well even when his main man, Keke Coutee, was banged up against the Cowboys.
Texas Tech always gets the ball out of the quarterback’s hands in a hurry, but there has to be some semblance of pressure. Kansas won’t get it.
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
Texas Tech isn’t generating much of a pass rush, either.
The Red Raiders aren’t coming up with the tackles for loss needed, and while the sacks were there early on, there hasn’t been enough pressure.
With the time off to gear the offense back up, this is when Peyton Bender needs to be outstanding.
The Jayhawks quarterback threw for over 300 yards in each of the first three games, but he struggled too much early on against West Virginia. This week he should get time to work, and he has to start pushing the ball down the field a bit more.
If he doesn’t easily hit the 300-yard mark, forget about it.
What’s Going To Happen
The Jayhawk defense has had two weeks to prepare for the Red Raiders, but it won’t matter. The Texas Tech offense has been too efficient and too effective. Shimonek will throw for 350, eight different Red Raiders will catch passes, and coming up with big stats won’t be a problem on either side.
Kansas will get in its licks, and it’ll be in the game into the third quarter, but it won’t be able to keep up.
Texas Tech vs. Kansas Prediction
Texas Tech 45, Kansas 30
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