The 20th-ranked Red Raiders headed to Lawrence, Kansas to face the Jayhawks for the 15th meeting all time. Tech had their minds on starting 2-0 in Big 12 Conference play for the first time since 2008.
Tech started slow, much like the game two years ago, falling down 10-0 on the road but rallied after that to score 54 unanswered points and take down the Jayhawks 54-16.
The offense favored the passing game early but got back to rushing the ball in the 2nd Quarter and finished with 113 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 368 yards and rushed for 23 yards and a Touchdown before suffering a right knee injury in the 3rd Quarter that would end his day. The status of Mayfield is still unknown.
Tech was leading 37-10 when Mayfield went down and back up Davis Webb entered the game and passed for 2 more touchdowns to the put the game away.
Wide Receiver Eric Ward had a break out game catching 7 passes for 122 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Tech's defense continued their streak of impressive performances holding the Jayhawks to 273 total yards. After allowing almost 400 yards rushing a year ago, the Red Raider defense only allowed 53 yards on the ground.
The defense forced 4 Kansas turnovers and held the Jayhawks to 4 of 13 on 3rd downs. The Red Raiders have now forced 11 turnovers this season 1 more than they forced all of last season.
Quarterback Michael Brewer, who was expected to be the starter in the spring but re-injured his back, got some action late in the game and appeared to be getting his feet back under him.
Texas Tech improved to 5-0 overall, 14-1 all time versus Kansas and will face Iowa State at 11 am next Saturday for Homecoming. The last meeting between the two was a year ago in Aimes, Iowa where the Red Raiders got the best of the Cyclones 24-13.
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