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Kansas Jayhawk Preview | 23 Personnel Podcast – 178

It’s the final football game of the season

Intro

Basketball

  • Tech announced departure of Joel Ntambwe 
    • “Beard confirmed that Ntambwe told him the decision to leave the program was based on personal reasons and what is best for his family.”
    • Ntambwe’s Tech website presence erased
  • Houston Review
    • http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=322550 
    • Got down big in first half; took another 8 minutes or so into second half to mount a comeback
    • Got it within single digits late; held Houston without points for long stretch of the comeback
    • Tech shot 39% FG; was 4/18 from 3 (22%); 13/24 (54%) from FT
    • Houston led fast break points 18-6
    • TTU with 18 turnovers – 12 in first half
  • KenPom has TTU at #7; Haslametrics has Tech at #3 (Best in Big 12)
  • St Johns game on Thursday canceled
  • Lady Raiders games against Missouri and Vandy canceled 
  • Upcoming schedule
    • KenPom ratings
Team Adj Eff (rank) Adj O Adj D Adj T
Texas Tech +22.87 (7) 108.7 (31) 85.8 (2) 70.9 (258)
Dec 4 Troy -10.16 (293) 92.8 (307) 103 (253) 71.4 (215)
Dec 6 GSU -14.66 (330) 87.8 (347) 102.5 (241) 72.7 (122)
  • Haslametrics projections
    • NSU – W 83.76 – 54.00 (W 101-58)
    • SHSU – W 81.77 – 53.67 (W 84-52)
    • Houston – W 67.09 – 65.11 (L 53-64)
    • Troy – W 77.90 – 50.69
    • GSU – W 79.17 – 49.49

Football

  • Art Briles rumors/smoke
    • Scapegoated? Allow Kendal Briles?
  • Roster/injury Updates:
    • Jeffers and Vasher both have knee injuries, Wells unsure of extent
    • X White should be available this weekend despite reinjuring shoulder
    • Donovan Smith still out for the season
  • Tragic Number
    • Tech football is 4-12 vs Big 12 under Wells (1x vs OSU, 2x vs WVU, 1x vs Baylor. 0x vs KU)  – 25%
  • TTU Secondary Update – as of 11/24 (site hasn’t updated – still showing stats from 11/18)
  • Nine bowl games have been canceled so far; RedBox, Hawaii, Bahamas, Holiday, Quick Lane, Pinstripe, Sun, Fenway
  • AP Top 25
  • Big 12 Recap/Impressions
  • Big 12 Schedule

Kansas Preview

  • Senior Day – 17 seniors to be honored in pregame, regardless of the 2021 plans
  • https://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/matchup/jayhawks-red-raiders-week-14-2020/stats 
  • Last win was 10/26/19 against – um – Texas Tech 
  • 0-12 since
  • Offense (it’s bad)
    • Averaging 16 points per game
    • Passing – 3QBs (Daniels, Kendrick, McVittie)
      • 9.3 yds/catch (what?)
      • 54.3% completion
      • 7 TDs
      • 161 yds/gm
    • Rushing
      • Velton Gardner – 72/362 – 4.5 ypc – 2 TD (hasn’t played since Oct 31 – hamstring)
      • RB1 currently Amauri Pesek-Hickson (33/152 – 4.3 ypc – 0 td)
      • Team – 2.7 ypc – 8 TD – 104 yds/gm
    • Receiving
      • Absolutely torched last year by
        • Stephon Robinson Jr. (6/186 – 2tds – 65 long) 
        • Andrew Parchment (7/109 – 1 td – 70 long) 
        • Kwamie Lassiter (8/75 yds)
      • Robinson Jr. out with an injury (only played 2 games)
      • Parchment struggling with new QB/Bad Line – 24/197 – 2td – 8.2 ypc
      • WR1 = SR Kwamie Lassiter II – 38/440 – 2td – 11.6 ypc
    • 3rd down conversion – 23%
    • Red zone scores – 73%
  • Defense (also bad)
    • Gives up 50 points per game
    • 229 rushing yds/gm (5.7 ypc)
    • 236 passing yds/gm (13.1 ypc)
  • The Pick is in – Tech -27; O/U 64.5
    • Spencer – Tech 45 – 17 (Tech cover, under)
    • Michael – TTU 51-18

What Did We Learn

  • Spencer’s Ramen Noodle Takes
  • The time it takes to reformat a PS3 vs the Xbox 360 differs by several hours.

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