Take a look at what our staff thinks, then give us a prediction of your own in the comments.
dnoll5: I really have no idea how this will go. Hopefully KU will score loads of points and pull out a conference win. More likely is that KU will score points, but Tech will score more. The game will be competitive, and if you asked preseason dnoll5 if competitive would’ve been enough, he’d have said yes. I just don’t think KU pulls it out. Texas Tech 44, Kansas 35.
David: I’m not really to declare the offense good yet. We’ve seen flashes already this season only to be let down the next week. Hopefully with Dearmon running the offense, the output we saw against Texas will become more the norm. As for Tech, despite the losing record, they’ve been better than anticipated recently. With a backup QB they’ve beaten Oklahoma State and hung in with Baylor and Iowa State. Kansas should be able to keep this fairly close, but I don’t see a win here. Texas Tech 35, Kansas 27
Kyle_Davis21: Watching another shootout seems to be a common expectation, and I’m there, too. To David’s point, I think Dearmon running the offense will provide more consistency, even though that might not translate to 48 points every game. I’m interested to see if the defense can force a few turnovers and special teams can get things cleaned up. Feels like another tight game to the end. Texas Tech 38, Kansas 35
Fizzle406: I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen. I’m gonna pull a wild card and pick Kansas to win just to be different. Kansas 40, Texas Tech 32
Andy: I’m surprised that everyone is so pessimistic for this game. I fully believe in Brent Dearmon’s ability to keep the offense moving. The defense has some work to do, but I don’t believe that Texas Tech is consistent enough to put this game out of reach. Add in the fact that Tech’s defense is extremely susceptible to the big play, and I have the Jayhawks winning this one in a shootout. Kansas 38, Texas Tech 34.