Oct 5, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Andrew Turzilli (82) catches a touchdown pass against Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Thierry Nguema (36) in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Texas Tech won the game 54-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: TCU Awaits Jayhawks


Time: 11 a.m.

TV: Fox Sports Kansas City

Radio: 610 AM KCSP

Weather: 85-degrees with a 30% chance of rain

History: TCU leads the series 17-8-4

Line: TCU, -24.5



1. Sanity

Twelve penalties, fake punts, turnovers, strange play calls… Kansas has to do a better job of playing smart football.

2. Offensive Line

Part of the Jayhawks problems on offense the season has been the poor play of the offensive line. Kansas needs them to play better so they can take advantage of their strong group of running backs and give time to Jake Heaps to find the open receiver.

3. Don’t Quit

After the fake punt that ended up giving Texas Tech the ball deep in Jayhawk territory and, eventually, the lead, KU appeared to give up on the game. Kansas had a 10-0 lead against the Red Raiders at one point, so there is something there to work with. Just keep sawin’ wood as one plump individual used to say.


Screw beer, go get some bourbon. Get a lot of it, it’s going to be a long next few weeks.


1. Devonte Fields

Last year’s Big 12 defensive player of the year will miss the rest of the season after a foot injury. This changes a lot of what TCU likes to do at the line of scrimmage but they are still a very talented defensive unit without Fields.

2. Trevon Boykin

Boykin is not a very good passing quarterback but he is very fast. Containing him in the pocket will be a top priority for the Jayhawks.

3. Secondary

TCU has forced nine interceptions this season, which impressive considering they’ve played teams like LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. Keeping this game close will require the Jayhawks to protect the ball, something the Horned Frogs secondary will make difficult to do.


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