The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-4 against the Kansas State Wildcats since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. The Red Raiders are packing up and heading on the road for their first away game this season. They face off against K-State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest.

Texas Tech fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 63-56. Yes, you read that final score correctly. And yes, they were playing football. Texas Tech’s defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of RB SaRodorick Thompson, who rushed for two TDs and 104 yards on 16 carries, and QB Alan Bowman, who passed for five TDs and 325 yards on 52 attempts. Thompson put himself on the highlight reel with a 75-yard TD scramble in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Saturday K-State sidestepped the Oklahoma Sooners for a 38-35 win. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 21-7 deficit. K-State’s QB Skylar Thompson was on fire, passing for one TD and 334 yards on 25 attempts in addition to punching in three rushing touchdowns.

The Wildcats’ defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.

Kansas State’s victory lifted them to 1-1 while Texas Tech’s loss dropped them down to 1-1. Giving up four turnovers, the Red Raiders had had trouble holding onto the ball. We’ll see if K-State can exploit that vulnerability.

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