Late in a strange season with not much at stake for either team, motivation figures to be a challenge when Kansas visits Texas Tech on Saturday in a matchup of teams ready to turn the page to 2021. There is actually a little more for Texas Tech to ponder. Last fall, amid a series of games that slipped through the Red Raiders' fingers in the closing minutes, a loss to Kansas stung at a different level.
TCU ran the ball seven consecutive times to set the tone against Kansas on Saturday night. Four hours later, the Horned Frogs kept running the ball just to run out the clock. Max Duggan threw for touchdowns on his only three completions while running 58 yards for another score, TCU ran for 337 yards in all, and the Horned Frogs bludgeoned their way to a 59-23 victory despite coach Gary Patterson estimating his team was ''missing close to 40 guys'' due to COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and run-of-the-mill injuries.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas has been competitive in precious few games over the past few years.