Big 12 football: Will Charlie Weis have his Jayhawks ready to upset Texas Tech?

Charlie Weis took a dreadful Kansas team to Lubbock last season and went double overtime with a decent Tech team.
by Berry Tramel Published: October 4, 2013

Texas Tech is one of the nation's surprise teams, with a 4-0 record and a No. 20 national ranking, although such status could be completely premature.

The Red Raiders have yet to leave the state of Texas and have left Lubbock only once, for a season-opening game at SMU.

Now Tech goes to Kansas, which is mostly dreadful. But Charlie Weis took a dreadful Kansas team to Lubbock last season and went double overtime with a decent Tech team.

Tech is winning with defense; at least it beat TCU with defense. True freshman non-scholarship quarterback Baker Mayfield is a great story, but he's feasted on inferior foes. Mayfield completed just 53 percent of his throws against TCU, with three interceptions.

Yes, Kansas is an inferior foe and is a 14 1/2-point underdog. But Weis had his guys ready for Tech a year ago. Let's go with the Jayhawks in the upset.


by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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