Through 3 Quarters
Averaging points allowed per game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have been snoozing on defense this season, but thus far they are keeping the Kansas Jayhawks in check. Sitting on a score of 13-6, the Red Raiders have looked like the better team out there today, but there’s still one more quarter to play.
WR Myles Price has led the way so far for Texas Tech, as he has rushed for one TD and 71 yards on two carries. That touchdown — a 70-yard rush in the first quarter — was one of the highlights of the contest. The squad has gotten extra help from defensive menace LB Krishon Merriweather and his ten tackles.
Kansas has been riding high on the performance of RB Daniel Hishaw Jr., who has picked up 63 yards on the ground on 15 carries.
The Jayhawks have never been in the lead going into the fourth quarter, but this is at least their closest margin yet this season.
Kansas @ Texas Tech
Current Records: Kansas 0-8; Texas Tech 3-6
What to Know
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Kansas Jayhawks will face off in a Big 12 clash at noon ET Dec. 5 at Jones AT&T Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The Red Raiders were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap last week as they fell 50-44 to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Texas Tech’s defeat came about despite a quality game from RB SaRodorick Thompson, who rushed for two TDs and 133 yards on 17 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the game was Thompson’s 59-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.
Meanwhile,’s it’s hard to picture a worse loss than the 59-23 bruising that Kansas suffered against the TCU Horned Frogs last week. Kansas was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 38-12. Despite the defeat, they had strong showings from WR Luke Grimm, who snatched two receiving TDs, and WR Kwamie Lassiter II, who caught seven passes for one TD and 116 yards. That receiving effort made it the first game that Lassiter II has posted more than 100 yards receiving.
The Red Raiders are the favorite in this one, with an expected 26-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
The losses put Texas Tech at 3-6 and Kansas at 0-8. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Texas Tech is stumbling into the matchup with the seventh most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 23 on the season. The Jayhawks have experienced some struggles of their own as they are fourth worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 43 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Jones AT&T Stadium — Lubbock, Texas
- TV: Fox Sports 2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $14.21
The Red Raiders are a big 26-point favorite against the Jayhawks, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Raiders as a 27-point favorite.
Texas Tech have won four out of their last five games against Kansas.
- Oct 26, 2019 – Kansas 37 vs. Texas Tech 34
- Oct 20, 2018 – Texas Tech 48 vs. Kansas 16
- Oct 07, 2017 – Texas Tech 65 vs. Kansas 19
- Sep 29, 2016 – Texas Tech 55 vs. Kansas 19
- Oct 17, 2015 – Texas Tech 30 vs. Kansas 20