|Sat, Nov 14, 2015|
Jones A&T Stadium (60,454)
|2:30 PM CT ||Kansas State |
3-5, 0-5 Big 12
|at||Texas Tech |
5-5, 2-5 Big 12
And we're off to the windswept plains of eastern New Mexico, or southwestern Oklahoma, or wherever Lubbock actually is. It is not absolutely mandatory that K-State win today, but snapping a five-game losing streak seems like an appropriate course of action and makes achieving bowl eligibility a lot less difficult. If nothing else, facing a team whose run defense is very nearly the worst in the nation could be the cure to what ails.
The game: Kansas State (3-5, 0-5 Big 12) visits the Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5, 2-5). This is the sixteenth meeting between the two schools. Texas Tech leads the all-time series eight wins to seven, but the Wildcats hold a 7-5 advantage in the Big 12 era. In Lubbock, Tech leads 6-3. All five of Tech's wins were in succession between 2001-2009, and all with Mike Leach in charge; K-State won the first three Big 12 meetings, and has won the last three. Bill Snyder is 7-4 against the Red Raiders. Last year, in Manhattan, K-State won 45-13; the last meeting in Lubbock, in 2013, was a 49-26 Wildcat victory. This seems like a theme.
Odds: Texas Tech is a 6 point favorite, with the total at 70; that adds up to a 38-32 Tech win, if Vegas is so smart.
Tickets: Good luck. There are fewer than 50 tickets available on the secondary market, averaging around $70. Lubbock will be on fire, kids.
Television: FOX Sports 1, with Tim Brando on play-by-play alongside Spencer Tillman.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 118 and XM 202. If you happen to be in Texas, the Texas Tech Sports Network carries the game; Brian Jensen, John Harris, and Chris Level have the call.