The History Between Kansas and Texas Tech

Nov 10, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Tony Pierson (3) rushes against Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive linebacker Will Smith (7) in the second half at Jones AT

On Saturday morning, Texas Tech and Kansas will kick off in Lawrence, Kansas with an 11 a.m. kickoff. It will be the 15th overall meeting between the Red Raiders and Jayhawks, with Texas Tech having won the last 6 contests. But for as much as Texas Tech has dominated the series between the Red Raiders and Kansas, it certainly hasn’t come easy.

Texas Tech is 13-1 against the Jayhawks overall, with Kansas’ lone win coming in a 34-31 victory in 2001. In 2010, The Jayhawks led 21-14 after 3 quarters before Tech scored28 unanswered to win 42-21. In 2011, a Kansas team that finished 2-10 overall and 0-9 in Big 12 play went up big on the Red Raiders in Lawrence, leading 20-0 at one point and 27-24 at the half before the Red Raiders rallied in the 2nd half to win 45-34. Last season, a Kansas Jayhawks squad that finished 1-11 and 0-9 in Big 12 play took Texas Tech to overtime in Lubbock before falling 41-34.

  • The largest victory for the Jayhawks came in the form of a 34-31 victory in 2001, while the Red Raiders won by 42 in 2008, racking up 556 yards in route to a 63-21 win in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Texas Tech and Kansas first met on the field in 1965 with the Red Raiders winning 26-7.
  • Kansas has scored more than 3 touchdowns only 6 times against the Red Raiders, while Texas Tech has scored more than 21 points all but one game against the Jayhawks.
  • Texas Tech is undefeated in Lawrence, Kansas (Jones Stadium North anyone?!)
  • Texas Tech has been ranked 3 times when facing the Jayhawks, winning all 3. Kansas has been ranked only once, falling 63-21 in 2008.
  • This will be the eighth meeting in which the Red Raiders are undefeated coming into the game, though 3 of them were the first games of the season.
  • Texas Techs highest scoring game against the Jayhawks was in a 63-21 win in 2008. 4 other times they have topped 40 points against Kansas, including the last 4 years in a row. Kansas highest scoring game against the Red Raiders came in a 39-45 loss to the Red Raiders in 2000. 3 times Kansas has scored 34 points, including the last two years.

It’s good to hear players this week talking about how they can’t take anyone for granted and they don’t have any guaranteed wins on the schedule, because while the Red Raiders have won 13 of 14 matchups, terrible Kansas football teams have always seemed to give the Red Raiders fits.

 

Topics: Big 12, Kansas Jayhawks, Texas Tech Football, Texas Tech Red Raiders

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