*Tech AD Kirby Hocutt played football at Kansas State and was a sideline guest of the Wildcats during the very first Big 12 game in 1996 (Kansas State won 24-17).
*K-State ranks in the top 17 nationally in three categories: Scoring defense, rushing defense, and total defense.
*Tech has a 4-game win streak in the series and all-time record of 8-3 against Kansas State
*Texas Tech is 50-28-3 all time on homecoming and is in the midst of a 4-game win streak since losing to Missouri in 2006
*This is Tech's 3rd homecoming matchup with Kansas State. Tech won 59-20 in 2005 and 66-14 in 2009
*Tech ranks 7th nationally in red zone scoring. The Red Raiders are 28-29 and have converted 25 of those trips into touchdowns
*Texas Tech has trailed at the half in every game of the 2011season aside from the trip to New Mexico.
*This will be head coach Tommy Tuberville's first game against Kansas State.
*Saturday's game will be Tech's 5th consecutive televised game