Texas Tech vs. Kansas: Fearless Predictions

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Here at Wreck ‘Em Red we take pride in our Texas Tech fandom and consider ourselves knowledgeable of all things scarlet and black. Things are beginning to heat up for the Red Raiders as they strive to finish the season strong and clinch a post-season berth. As such, we decided to expand our efforts and begin a new weekly series focusing on Texas Tech final score and game predictions.

We hope you enjoy our new series and feel free to leave a message in the comments. Wreck ‘Em Tech!

This week we turn our focus to the match up of Texas Tech vs. Kansas, and also take a peak at the Big XII and national slate of games.

Texas Tech vs. Kansas

Editor: Matthew Conner

Prediction: This game will look similar to watching a pride of lions attack a two-legged zebra. Kansas has only 54 scholarship athletes and comes into this week with only three healthy defensive tackles on the roster. There is absolutely no way that Kansas can keep up with the Texas Tech offense.

As a team, Kansas is giving up 45 points per game, including allowing FCS member South Dakota State to score 41 points. Patrick Mahomes II should be able to do whatever he pleases against the young and depleted Kansas defense. Defensively, if Texas Tech is ever going to face an opponent that will give them confidence, it is Kansas. The Jayhawks are averaging only 19 points per game on the season. Texas Tech is capable of scoring that many points in one quarter.

Look for the Red Raider defense to be aggressive during this game and try to keep Kansas below 17 points. Doing so will help boost the defense’s confidence heading into the final five games of the season. Enjoy this game, it should be the last stress-free game of the season for Texas Tech.

Final Score: Texas Tech 70 Kansas 20

Editor: Erik Garza

Prediction: Texas Tech’s venture up to the Sunflower state to take on the hapless Jayhawks will likely be a glorified scrimmage for the dozen or so fans in the stands. Last week Patrick Mahomes II wasted little time in putting the hurt on the Cyclones en route to a 66-31 win.

The story will be the same today as Texas Tech will dominate the Jayhawks from the start, pouring on over 600 yards of offense, with Mahomes accounting for five touchdowns and zero INTs. Texas Tech’s receiving corps will be significantly bolstered by the return of Devin Lauderdale, as the speedy wideout hauls in a pair of touchdowns and routinely burns the young Kansas secondary. Defensively, Texas Tech will record three takeaways of their own, picking off fourth-string quarterback Ryan Willis twice, and forcing a fumble before the beginning of the fourth quarter.

Kingsbury finally calls of the dogs midway through the third quarter, resting Mahomes and the rest of the starters in preparation for their trip to Oklahoma. Basketball season can’t come soon enough for the Jayhawks as Texas Tech dominates in an absolute rout.

Final Score: Texas Tech 69 Kansas 13