Sep 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Rice Owls running back Luke Turner (35) runs with the ball as Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Ben Heeney (31) makes a tackle during the second quarter at Rice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Football: News and Notes vs Texas Tech


The Kansas Jayhawks host the Texas Tech Red Raiders tomorrow for an 11:00 a.m. tilt. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.

Kansas enters this homecoming game with a 2-1 record overall, while Texas Tech is 4-0. Last season, Kansas fell in double overtime in Lubbock, Texas to Texas Tech, 41-34.

Texas Tech leads the all-time series between the two teams, 13-1.

The Red Raiders sport the nation’s fourth-rated passing attack. Freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield heads the attack and is passing for an average of 409 yards per game. New Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who played for Kansas head coach Charlie Weis while at New England, has his team playing very well through the first four games of this season.

Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald is leading the nation in passes broken up with seven total and an interception earlier this season. On average the cornerback has made 2.7 pass break-ups per game. McDonald, is one of the big reasons why Kansas has improved so much in passing defense through the season’s first three games this year. Kansas ranks as one of the nation’s top 20 passing defenses, allowing on average 178 yards per game. Jayhawks linebacker Ben Heeny leads the Big 12 conference in tackles per game at 10.7 per game.

 

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