- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury believes Kansas has some momentum going into Saturday’s matchup between two winless Big 12 teams.

“I know they haven’t won some of these games, but they have played very well on tape,” the second-year coach said. “You saw what they did last week. They had that game right at the wire and we’re going to need to play our best. “

The Jayhawks lost 27-20 to then-No. 16 Oklahoma State after Tyreek Hill returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

The Red Raiders (2-4, 0-3) also lost a close one, falling 37-34 to West Virginia on a 55-yard field goal by Josh Lambert as time expired. This week they face losing a ninth straight conference game going back to last season, something that hasn’t happened in 30 years.

Kansas (2-4, 0-3), with interim coach Clint Bowen at the helm for his third game, has won just one of its last 33 conference games.

“If you keep doing things right and keep doing them right over and over and over, then usually success follows,” Bowen said. “It’s taking care of whatever is 6 inches in front of your face and getting that part of it done.”

Kingsbury says he doesn’t believe it will be difficult to keep players’ morale up after the tough loss to the Mountaineers.

“It’s a pretty resilient group,” he said. “They better be motivated and from what I can tell, they are.”

Here’s some other things to know for Saturday’s game:

PENALTIES AND TURNOVERS: Texas Tech is the most penalized team in the country (67 for 626 yards in six games). The Red Raiders are tied at 118th for turnover margin (minus-8). QB Davis Webb has thrown 11 interceptions in six games; last season he had nine in 10 games. “These turnovers and those penalties, you just can’t have them if you want to win at a high level,” Kingsbury said. “So we’ll continue to work at it. We have six games left, half the season, to try to get it fixed.”

KANSAS DEFENSE: The Jayhawks have allowed offenses 395.3 yards per game but have had more success stopping the pass (222.7 ypg). They’ll be going up against the nation’s 10th-best passing attack (337.5 ypg) behind Webb and WRs, Jakeem Grant (557 yards and five TDs), Bradley Marquez (447 yards and six TDs) and Devin Lauderdale (212 yards and two TDs). “The quarterback makes really good decisions,” Bowen said. “They have a great system in recognizing pressures and blitzes, and the kid gets it out of his hands,

WHO’S GOT THE BALL?: Texas Tech has won time of possession in only one game this season - at Oklahoma State. In three games, opponents held the ball almost twice as long as the Red Raiders. They average 24:42, while Kansas’ average is 30:20.

OFFENSIVE POWER: Kansas has accumulated 1,991 yards (930 rushing, 1,061 passing) of total offense. That’s just 40 yards less than Webb has passed for this season. The Jayhawks have scored five TDs each while rushing and passing. Webb has thrown for 19 TDs. “We are a team in progress,” Bowen said. “It has to continue to improve.”

RED-ZONE SCORING: Both teams have found success in the red zone, though Texas Tech has been there more often. The Jayhawks have scored 10 times in 14 trips, or 71 percent, five of those for TDs. The Red Raiders have scored on 17 times in 21 trips, or 81 percent, 14 of those for TDs.

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