Kansas Football: Texas Tech and Kansas News and Notes

Nov. 9th, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks safety Bradley McDougald (24) will look to have a big game vs the Red Raiders pass-happy offense. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas and Texas Tech square off tomorrow around 11:00 a.m. central time in Lubbock, Texas. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net. The game will be the Jayhawks ninth straight game on television. Kansas has lost eight straight games and hold a 1-8 record overall. Texas Tech has fallen three straight times and are 6-3 overall.

Texas Tech holds a 12-1 game advantage in the series between the two schools, including winning the past five meetings. Kansas’s lone victory came in 2001 with a 34-31 overtime win on the road.

Kansas running back James Sims leads all rushers in the Big 12, averaging 124.7 yards per game. Sims, ranks ninth nationally per game.  One of Sims top blockers Tanner Hawkinson looks to tie a Jayhawks school record by making his 46th straight start on the offensive line. With the start on Saturday, Hawkinson ties Hessley Hempstead who started 46 straight games from 1991 to 1994.

The Kansas defense has a couple of big-time leaders in the secondary with Bradley McDougald and Greg Brown on the prowl. McDougald, ranks 10th in the nation, and third in the Big-12 in total tackles with 70. Brown is third on the team in tackles with 55. He ranks second in the conference in pass breakups with nine. Red Raiders safety Cody Davis is one of the leaders in interceptions for the conference with three.

For Kansas next week is a home meeting vs Iowa State. Senior day is on tap for the game scheduled at 6:00 pm.


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Topics: Football, Kansas Jayhawks, Texas Tech Red Raiders

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