Bye Week Comes at Perfect Time

Having a bye week at the right time in a college football season is like playing the lottery. The Red Raiders headed into their first bye week 4-0 and reasonably healthy.

Having a bye week at the right time in a college football season is like playing the lottery.

Coaches and players never know how the games will turnout leading into the first break of the season and what the health of the team will be.

The Red Raiders headed into their first bye week of the season reasonably healthy and coach Kliff Kingsbury said this bye week would be good for the team.

"It is, we're going to get some work in but it's good for those guys that have a couple nicks and bruises to kind of recuperate and get ready for this stretch run," he said.

Jace Amaro, who is leading the Red Raiders in receiving yards this season, said this week is a good chance for them to fix a few of the issues on the offensive side of the ball.

"I think this bye week is really good, because we are on a groove," Amaro said. "Our defense is playing great and I think we're finally going to get back in our rhythm. We're going to get our quarterbacks stabilized, I think it's going to really help us with two weeks of practice to get ready for this Big 12 run."

The bye also gives the Red Raiders two weeks to get on the same page offensively as they return to Big 12 play.

It has been proven in the past that a bye week can affect a team either positively or negatively.

To keep his team in the same routine, Kingsbury said not many things would change when it comes to practice for this week.

"It's been pretty consistent with our regular season, just throwing a couple of days off in between," he said. "But practice has been set up very similar to how it goes, keep them in that rhythm, keep them used to doing what we're doing."

Tech could not have asked for a better start to the season, beginning 4-0 and averaging 38.8 points per game and breaking into the Top 25.

This is the spot the Red Raiders wanted to find themselves in, Amaro said, but they know that there is still a lot of football to play this season.

"I think we're in the perfect situation," he said. "We're 4-0, ranked 24th in the nation and you know we have seven games in a row and they're all going to be tough, there are not going to be any gimmes. I know people are already predicting us at 7-0, but we're going to take it one game at a time. I think it's the perfect situation, we planned it out, we were going to be 4-0 coming into this week and we're on track for our goal."

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