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Texas Tech Red Raiders defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 55-19

KU hung tough for three quarters but Tech pulled away late and put away the Jayhawks.

NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

For the third straight week, the score - and maybe even the stats - belie how well Kansas played in Lubbock.

But they lost by 36 points, you say.


They gave up 621 yards, you say.

Also true.

But for nearly three quarters, a Kansas defense that kept losing players to injury out-hit, out-hustled, and just simply swarmed Texas Tech, hoping beyond hope that the offense would find some rhythm and maybe put some points on the board.

Consider: It was only 28-19 midway through the third quarter. And before a defensive breakdown on the last play of the third quarter, Kansas was still within striking distance at 34-19.

It is a little bothersome that, once again, the KU defense looked unprepared at the beginning of the game, as the Tech offense sliced and diced its way to two easy touchdowns on its first two drives. But the next four Tech possessions went like this: Punt, INT, Safety, Punt.

The defense gave the Jayhawks a chance in this game - a chance none of us expected to have. They kept pressuring and hitting Mahomes, eventually knocking him out of the game with an apparent shoulder injury. But in the end, Tech was able to run up the score in the fourth quarter.

The KU offense still hasn’t found any sort of groove. Heck, Kansas couldn’t even muster 300 yards of total offense against one of the worst defenses in the Big 12. Even worse, less than 50 of the yards they did get came on the ground.

The revolving quarterbacks has to stop. At this point, I don’t even care who Beaty picks. Although I would prefer Willis or Stanley, just pick someone already - and stick with it.

We’ll take a closer look at the Tech game over the next day or two, but for now, the comments section is yours.