Kansas football vs. Texas Tech preview: Jayhawks, TV, weather, odds

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Get up Jayhawks it’s game day! Kansas football will take on Texas Tech later tonight, here’s everything you need to know for the game.

Kansas football vs. Texas Tech at a glance:

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium – Lawrence, Kansas

Weather: 58º at kickoff, low wind

Watch: FS1

Listen: FM- KKSW 105.9, or AM- KLWN 1320 (Lawrence Stations)

Line: Texas Tech -4.5 (odds courtesy of The Action Network)

Last Meeting: 48-16 Texas Tech

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Kansas Heads-up

It’s homecoming weekend in Lawrence and the Jayhawks have a legitimate chance to pick up a win after a strong showing on the road against Texas the week before. The expectation this week is that Kansas will put a lot of points on the board, having scored 48 against Texas. The challenge of replicating the Jayhawks’ performance against the Longhorns will fall to offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon.

Dearmon has totally transformed the Kansas offense since taking over, exhibited by the Jayhawks’ 562 yards of total offense last week. Quarterback Carter Stanley looked phenomenal, throwing for four touchdowns on the night, while Pooka Williams rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Dearmon had Kansas firing on all cylinders, at least on the offensive side of the ball.

Special teams and defense though, that’s another story. The Jayhawk defense gave up 50 points to the Longhorn offense and Sam Ehlinger, who threw for nearly 400 yards. The good news is that Kansas won’t see another QB as good as Ehlinger for the rest of the season. The defense did make some big plays though, including an interception by Najee Stevens-Mckenzie and forced fumble by Mike Lee.

On special teams, Kansas struggled, having one field goal missed and another blocked; in addition to having a PAT blocked and ran back for two points. All in all, Kansas missed field goals on the night resulted in a nine-point swing.

Texas Tech Heads-up

Since losing quarterback Alan Bowman to injury, it’s hard to tell exactly how good Texas Tech is without Bowman. Backup quarterback Jett Duffey led the Red Raiders to an impressive win over Oklahoma State soon after becoming the starter; however, Texas Tech hasn’t won a game since then.

Last week against the Cyclones, Duffey went 40-52 for 239 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. SaRodorick Thompson led the Red Raiders in rushing yards with 57, he also found the endzone scoring two touchdowns. The Red Raiders totaled 407 yards of total offense and threw the football on 60% of their plays.

On the other side of the ball, linebacker Jordyn Brooks led the team in tackles with 10 total. Brooks also had two tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries. The Texas Tech defense did not record any sacks against the Cyclones; however, Damarcus Fields pulled down an interception.

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Kansas has a great chance to get their first conference win of the season in front of a large crowd underneath the lights on homecoming. Everyone will be watching the Jayhawk offense with the expectation that they’ll light up the scoreboard like they did last week. This is an important game for Kansas football, as it’s not only season-defining but program-defining.