Two weeks ago, a storyline for Texas Tech’s game at Kansas was how well the Red Raiders would handle their first 11 a.m. kickoff of the season, coming off four night games in a row.
With the Red Raiders playing their third consecutive 11 a.m. game Saturday at West Virginia, now it’s fair to ask if the the familiar routine will help.
Tech beat Kansas 54-16 and beat Iowa State 42-35 in the pre-noon kickoffs.
“It was a little bit different probably the first week,” cornerback Bruce Jones said. “You feel a little adjustment when you wake up and you’ve got to get ready that fast, but it hasn’t really hurt us too bad, I don’t think. We came out, handled business the last two weeks on these 11 o’clock games, so I see us doing that again this week. We’ll be all right.”
Tech’s team will be spending Friday night about 45 miles outside of Morgantown, W. Va., typical for how the Red Raiders handle road games. In that regard, it will resemble the trip to Lawrence, Kan.
“We’re kind of accustomed to it now,” running back-receiver Sadale Foster said. “Our first one, it was kind of new to us, so we weren’t used to waking up that early. We stayed an hour away from where we played, so we had to wake up a little bit earlier. But we’re growing accustomed to it, and we’ll be ready to play it again.”