Texas Tech football visits Kansas: Scouting report, predictions
Texas Tech football team is entering the home stretch with endless possibilities, facing Kansas in a crucial game this Saturday.
The Texas Tech football team is entering the home stretch with endless possibilities. Last year, the Red Raiders needed two wins in their final three games to make it to a bowl game, and they achieved that and won the bowl game. This year, they find themselves in the same situation, prompting preseason hype for the 2023 season.
The upcoming road trip to take on 19th-ranked Kansas will be a crucial game for the Red Raiders. Tech has a strong history of winning against Kansas, but this year, Kansas is a different team. The Jayhawks have a strong rushing attack, ranking 18th in the country, and their defense leaves much to be desired when it comes to stopping the run. On the other hand, Texas Tech's rushing defense had a strong showing against TCU but allowed three scores on the ground.
The Texas Tech offense will be significantly impacted by the return of Behren Morton, who was more efficient in his last game and utilized the middle of the field. However, he will be going against a Kansas secondary that has had its highs and lows in recent weeks. Kansas is efficient in passing and averages 14.4 yards per completion.
When it comes to special teams, Texas Tech has an advantage in net punting, while Kansas has a strong punt-return game. However, the focus on Kansas' punt-return game may be overblown, as they have only returned four of their 32 received punts.
Overall, the game between Texas Tech and Kansas is highly anticipated, and the outcome is uncertain. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, and it will be interesting to see how they match up on game day.