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Five Key Developments from the Texas Tech vs. Kansas game

Dirty laundry

Posted: November 11, 2012 - 11:27pm  |  Updated: November 12, 2012 - 1:14am
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Dirty laundry

Texas Tech was hurt by penalties on Saturday during its 41-34 double-overtime win against Kansas, getting flagged seven times for 74 yards.

The Red Raiders are the most penalized team in the Big 12 Conference, averaging 70.8 yards in penalties per game.

To contrast, Kansas State, the league’s least penalized team, is being flagged for only 25.1 yards per game.

Turning nowhere

One of the biggest problems for the Texas Tech defense has been in its inability to create turnovers.

The Red Raiders have gone three straight games — and four out of their last five — without forcing their opponents to cough the ball up. Tech’s minus-five turnover ratio this season is ninth in the Big 12, ahead of only Oklahoma State.

Clean bill of health

For the first time in several games, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville reported no injuries after Saturday’s win.

The Red Raiders were without CB Cornelius Douglas, TE Jace Amaro, NB Jarvis Phillips, DT Dennell Wesley and LB Terrance Bullitt missed the game against Kansas, but it’s unclear when any of those players could return. Tuberville said Bullitt’s status is “week to week.”

Climbing the charts

After throwing for 476 yards on a career-high 45 completions on Saturday, Tech quarterback Seth Doege has moved up a number of Texas Tech passing lists.

The senior needs to average just 186 yards per game in Tech’s final three contests — including a bowl game — to move past Robert Hall into third all-time on the school’s passing yardage. Doege is third on the Tech career TD passes list with 64.

Ward scorching

Texas Tech junior wide receiver Eric Ward has been Mr. Dependable for the Red Raiders this season.

On Saturday, his 180 yards receiving were the most by a Tech player in a Big 12 game since Michael Crabtree had 195 against Texas in 2007. Ward’s third straight 100-yard receiving game marked the first such stretch since Crabtree achieved the feat in 2007.

Compiled by Nick Kosmider

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Nobody is looking.

The bad news is that Tech barely got past a really bad Kansas team. The good news is that nobody noticed. Tech is no longer on the radar. Check out the Houston and Dallas papers. The news was about A&M, a team that Techsans loved to loathe. Unless Tech is playing Texas, no one off the High Plains really cares.


The Plane Has Left the Gate

Wow. That's two Tech articles to which you have posted comments. You sure are spending a lot of time talking about a program that no one cares about. Thanks for showing an interest though.


Defensive Intensity

I thought that the defense came out strong after the half and basically shut down KU until we had a 10 point lead. Once that happened, they went back into their shell and the intensity dropped off--just like at TCU. It's like, we have a 10 point lead and our offense is going to score more points, so we don't have to play as hard as we did to achieve this.

Intensity for the entire game is the most lacking attribute of this years unit.

It is a luxury we cannot afford in these last two games.


I agree with Thrash, somewhat

Despite the improvement on Defense, it is still a fairly young defense (as far as playing together) that is also playing a different scheme from last year. Although it has been simplified to help them overcome the learning curve, they haven't been able to use more complicated coverages. I think next year's defense will be even better since Art will be able to teach them more and get more complicated. I think that has hurt us somewhat as well. Coaches can studied our defense and see our weaknesses and tendencies and they don't change much because of its simplicity. I think that will help with the turnover margin as well. The offense is lacking that homerun hitter/ deep threat and solid inside receiver. That's why the loss of Bell, Marquez and Amaro has been huge for offensive productivity. No one has Amaro's size and Bell & Marquez's speed mixed with adequate size. Grant is fast but his size limits what we can do with him, plus he is a freshmen, but he could be a factor these last two games! Go Tech beat OSU!!!


A&M beat

The #1 team in the nation duuuhh! You thats front page material! We are going to leave Stillwater with a win! Wreck'em!

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