The Primer: Kansas State vs. Texas Tech

We get ready for Texas Tech to host Kansas State in the last home game of the year. When, where and how to watch the game, key players and more.

Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm
Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bad Guys: Kansas State Wildcats
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium | Lubbock, Texas
Weather: Sunny, High 66, Low 40
TV/Stream: FOX Sports 1 (complete channel listing via
Radio: Broadcast Affiliates and TuneIn App
Vegas: Texas Tech opened as 5.5 favorites over Kansas State (via OddsShark)

Last Week: Kansas State lost a close game to Baylor on Thursday night, 31-28 (ESPN box score). Of course, a Thursday night game means that Kansas State has had a few extra days to prepare for Texas Tech and get healthy. It was a solid performance from Kansas State, Joe Hubener was the star of the game, throwing for 151 yards and running for 153. Yes, you have to worry about the running threat of a Kansas State quarterback. Charles Jones ran for 76 as well. The Kansas State defense gave up a ton of yards early against Baylor, 420 yards passing, but only 103 on the ground.

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What’s at Stake: Kansas State is looking to win their first Big 12 game of the

Four Key Players:

  1. QB Joe Hubener (6-5/211): Hubener has passed for 140 yards a game, including 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He’s also averages 51 yards a game on the ground with 8 touchdowns.
  2. RB Charles Jones (5-10/206): The Kansas State running game has been really hit or miss and the second leading rusher is Jones, who averages 48 yards a game with 3 touchdowns. Not a huge receiving threat with only 5 catches on the year.
  3. DT Travis Britz (6-4/293): Britz has 28 tackles on the year and leads the team with 9 tackles for loss and has 3 sacks on the year.
  4. CB Morgan Burns (5-11/201): Burns has 21 tackles on the year, including 6 passes broken up, but no interceptions. Burns is also a fantastic kickoff returner, averaging 27 yards a return and 1 touchdown.

Miscellaneous: It’s ben a rough go at it for Kansas State in conference play, as they’ve faced Oklahoma State, TCU, Oklahoma, Texas and Baylor . . . the offense has struggled mightily, only 117th in total offense and the defense has been surprisingly bad, 93rd in the nation in total defense, but I think the Wildcats have had a ton of injuries to deal with on the defensive side of the ball . . . one thing to be worried about is the fact that Kansas State is great in the red zone, 14th in the nation, if they get there they are scoring . . . the defense has struggled to stop teams on third downs . . .


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