Know your foe: What you want to know (and maybe don't want to know) about Texas Tech _lowres

 

LSU and Texas Tech meet in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29. Get to know the Red Raiders and the series:

THE BASICS

  • Head coach: Kliff Kingsbury, 3rd season (19-18 record)
  • 2015 Record: 7-5
  • 2015 Big 12 record (finish): 4-5 (5th)
  • Ranking: N/A

What You Don’t Wanna Hear

  • Only Washington State has a more prolific passing attack than the Red Raiders. Tech averages 389 yards a game through the air, and sophomore QB Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 4,283 yards and 32 TDs with a completion rate of 65 percent.
  • Texas Tech is 88th in total turnovers lost with 22. The Red Raiders have a turnover margin of +2, ranking them 52nd nationally. For comparison sake, LSU has lost nine turnovers (second nationally) and has a margin of 7 (25th nationally)

What You Don’t Wanna Hear

  • Senior linebacker Pete Robertson, an All-Big 12 First Team selection last season, has 5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He’s projected as the 29th-best outside linebacker in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to CBSSports.com.
  • Tech allows a 540 yards of offense a game, the second-most of an FBS team in the nation. The Red Raiders allow 271 rushing yards (126th of 128 FBS teams) heading into a game against the nation’s rushing leader, Leonard Fournette (158 a game).
  • Ranking: Texas Tech has the 15th ranked strength of schedule, according to the Jeff Sagarin ratings.
  • vs. Sagarin top 30: 1-5
  • Best win: at Arkansas, 35-24
  • Worst loss: at West Virginia, 31-26
  • 1954: LSU 20, No. 20 Texas Tech 13 (Baton Rouge)
  • 1957: LSU 19, Texas Tech 14 (Lubbock)
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