Why Kansas should have Texas Tech on upset alert

BIG 12 UPSET SPECIAL – Texas Tech's arrival in Lawrence provides the Kansas Jayhawks with a rare opportunity.
Published: September 30, 2011

Much has been made about Kansas' porous run defense, which gave up 604 rushing yards to Georgia Tech. But Texas Tech gave up 312 rushing yards last week to Nevada, which isn't Georgia Tech.

Trying to recover from a disastrous 3-9 season in 2010, Kansas has rode offense to a 2-1 start, albeit victories over Northern Illinois and McNeese State. The Jayhawks are averaging 235 rushing yards a game.

“I'm concerned about everybody's running game,” Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said. “We ain't stopped anybody yet. They play four good running backs, and they have a big offensive line. I'm sure they're looking at the film and chomping their gums and can't wait for us to get there.”

Tech is 8-11 in Big 12 road games going back to the start of the 2006 season; 5-10 discounting Tech's great 2008 team. The Jayhawks are 7 1/2-point underdogs, but this is rare opportunity for KU. Let's go with Kansas.

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