The Pregame: KU Tries to Snap 22-Game FBS Losing Streak

Sep 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks fans cheer after a touchdown during the third quarter against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

VITALS

Time: 11 a.m.

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: 610 AM

History: Kansas leads the series 2-1

Line: Kansas, 10 1/2

Weather: 77-degrees and sunny.

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO

THREE 2 WATCH

1. Drops

KU has dropped approximately 73,912 balls in the first two games this season. Again, that’s “approximately.” It is really hard to get a passing game going if the nobody can catch the ball.

2. Tony Pierson

Charlie Weis has talked-up Pierson all week as a guy he wants to get the ball to more. We’ll see if that actually comes to fruition against Louisiana Tech. Tech has no answer for Pierson should KU follow through with the rhetoric.

3. Defense

The defensive unit has put together back-to-back solid games so far this season. If this trend continues, it may improve their chances of winning a Big 12 game this season. However, KU is still looking for a playmaker to emerge in the defensive secondary and on the line. Ben Heeney can’t make every play.

TAILGATE BEER

It’s a home game, so that means Free State beer. Ad Astra Ale is the beer of choice this weekend.

LOUISIANA TECH

1. IK Enemkpali

You may not know or be able to pronounce his name now, but you will be by the end the game on Saturday. Enemkpali leads the nation in sacks coming into Saturday’s game. And he’s done it against solid teams like NC State and Tulane. He’s going to be tough to block.

2. Skip Holtz

Holtz is the new head coach at Louisiana Tech after Sonny Dykes left for California last December. Holtz is the son of former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz.

3. Few Strengths

Louisiana Tech is 101st in passing yards, 105th in points per game, and 71st in points allowed per game. There are some solid players like Enemkpali and running back Tevin King, but the team as a whole is pretty weak.

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

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