Defense leads Texas Tech past Kansas, 65-19

Defense leads Texas Tech past Kansas, 65-19

The Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1) defense forced four turnovers as they rolled past Kansas (1-4, 0-2), 65-19.

Justin Stockton took one in from 13 yards out to get the scoring started for the Red Raiders and the team never looked back.  A pair of fourth down stops by the defense led to a Desmond Nisby rushing score and a Quan Shorts touchdown catch to make it 21-0.  

The closest the Jayhawks would get was 16 points, but back to back turnovers would put the game out of reach.  

Nic Shimonek finished with 233 yards on 19-of-24 passing and two touchdowns.  Justin Stockton led the way rushing the ball with 15 carries for 161 yards and a score.  Desmond Nisby added a career high 93 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.  Injury concerns made Keke Coutee a game time decision, but he got the start and finished with a team high eight catches for 87 yards and a score.  In total the Red Raiders collected 603 yards of offense. 

Defensively, Justice Parker had a big game forcing two of the four turnovers including a scoop and score for a touchdown.  Jordyn Brooks led the team in tackles with 10 and Dakota Allen added four as well as an interception.  

The Red Raiders remain on the road as they head to Morgantown, West Vriginia next Saturday to take on the Mountaineers.  Kickoff is set for 11 am.  

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