Kansas State came to Texas Tech's house on Saturday and behaved like the rudest guest, lighting up the Red Raider defense on offense and forcing three turnovers in a shocking 49-26 victory, the Wildcats' biggest margin of victory ever in Lubbock.
KSU jumped on Tech early in the game, taking a 35-10 lead to the half and keeping the Red Raiders at a safe distance the rest of the way through. Tech QB Davis Webb was chased after a 13-20, 78-yard day, and Baker Mayfield couldn't make up any of the difference—especially with this effort on a pick-six that put the game out of reach:
Box Score Hero: Give credit to KSU's offensive line in this one, mashing holes in Tech's defensive front all game long and allowing these rushing numbers for the Cats: 45 rushes, 291 yards and five touchdowns. That's road grader material.
Rankings Ramifications: Texas Tech is pretty obviously out of the Top 25 and may not receive a single vote next week. KSU is certainly improved, but at only 6-4 the polls won't come calling in any meaningful way.
But Did They Cover? Texas Tech was favored by 2.5 points. Um, it did not cover.
Next Week's Schedule: Texas Tech finishes off its disastrous home stretch with... oh god, Baylor's coming to town. Oh no. Meanwhile, Kansas State will host TCU.
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