Texas Tech football: Broadcast info, odds, and games notes for showdown with KSU

Texas Tech football: Broadcast info, odds, and games notes for showdown with KSU

Texas Tech and Kansas State will face off tonight at 6 pm Central inside Jones AT&T Stadium in a Big 12 contest that will likely end the conference title hopes of the losing team.  Though this game isn’t going to garner tons of attention given that neither team is ranked, the result will help shape what is turning out to be a jumbled Big 12 race.

With Oklahoma the only undefeated team in the league following West Virginia’s stunning last-second loss to Houston on Thursday night, there is a large group of teams that still have aspirations of playing in Arlington, TX for the conference crown.   In fact, Texas, Kansas, West Virginia, Iowa State, and Tech are all 2-1 in conference play.  What’s more, BYU, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State all enter this weekend with only one Big 12 loss.

Overall, KSU holds a 14-9 lead in the all-time series.  That includes seven wins in a row dating back to 2015.

Broadcast Information for Texas Tech vs. Kansas State

TV: FOX SPORTS 1

Play-by-Play: Alex Faust

Analyst: Petros Papadakis

RADIO: TEXAS TECH SPORTS NETWORK

Play-by-Play: Brian Jensen

Analyst: John Harris

Sideline Reporter: Chris Level

SiriusXM: Channel 135 or 199

Mobile App: Varsity Network (Texas Tech)

Betting lines have Texas Tech as a slight favorite

According to FanDuel, Texas Tech comes in as a 1.5-point favorite.  The over/under is set at 58.5.  Meanwhile, Tech is -120 and KSU is +100 on the money line.

Game notes from Texas Tech

  • The Red Raiders have gone down to the wire against Kansas State over the course of the seven-game losing streak as six of those losses have been determined by 10 points or less with four of them being one-possession games. Texas Tech is only 1-6 all-time in games determined by eight points or less versus the Wildcats with its lone win coming in the first-ever meeting between the two schools, a 6-0 victory in 1933.
  • Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt was a four-year letterman linebacker at Kansas State where he led the Big 8 Conference in tackles as a junior in 1993. Hocutt, who was elected captain his senior year under legendary K-State head coach Bill Snyder, was named to the All-Big 8 Conference team following his junior season. The Sporting News selected him in 1993 as one of the nation’s top 20 “most underrated” players. He earned his degree in political science from Kansas State in 1995.
  • No one on the Texas Tech roster likes seeing Kansas State on the schedule more than Xavier White as the senior has both a 100-yard rushing game and a 100-yard receiving performance in his career versus the Wildcats. White notched the first 100-yard rushing game of his career in the 2020 battle between the two schools as he carried only 12 times for 113 yards and a touchdown.

He followed with a career-high nine catches for 120 yards and a touchdown in last season’s              matchup where he became only the second Red Raider since 2000 to record multiple games            with at least 100 rushing yards as well as two more 100-yard receiving performances over a            career.

  • For Tahj Brooks to continue his 100-yard streak past this weekend, he will need to reverse his previous fortune against the Wildcats as he has 15 carries for 72 yards in three career appearances against Kansas State.
  • The Red Raiders are 47-20 in night games dating back to 2002, an impressive 70.1 winning percentage. That record includes a 4-2 mark under Joey McGuire and a 1-1 clip this season as the Red Raiders split their opening two games against Oregon and Tarleton State.