Three statistical areas where Texas Tech football must improve in 2024 season

These three important areas of the game are places where the Texas Tech football program needs to be improved in 2024.
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Big plays need to return to the Texas Tech passing attack

There were a number of reasons why the Texas Tech passing attack proved to be pedestrian last season. Of course, the biggest was the throwing shoulder injury to QB Behren Morton.

However, the wide receivers also didn't do the offense much help by failing to create big plays. In fact, Tech was the worst team in the Big 12 and one of the worst in the NCAA when it came to yards per reception.

Averaging just 10.2 yards each time a pass was completed, Tech ranked 121st out of 130 teams in the FBS. That has to change this year.

Fortunately, the Red Raiders have completely overhauled their receiving corps. Josh Kelly, a transfer WR from Washington State, has averaged 15.1 yards per catch in a college career that's seen him catch 148 passes.

Similarly, Florida transfer WR Caleb Douglas has averaged 14.7 yards per catch on 21 career grabs. Even Arizona State transfer TE Jalin Conyers averaged 12.1 yards per catch on 30 receptions a season ago. Of course, many also expect 5-star true freshman signee Micah Hudson to be a big-play machine as well when he gets his hands on the football.

Tech needs the offense to be more explosive because big plays make scoring drives much easier. If Tech can improve when it comes to racking up yards after the catch and pushing the ball down the field, then this offense could be one of the best in the conference this season.