Asmussen's Top 50: No. 20 Texas Tech
Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of the Top 50 college football teams this fall.
No. 20: Texas Tech
Coach: Kliff Kingsbury
2013 record: 8-5
Projected 2014 record: 9-3
Circle the date: Nov. 15 vs. Oklahoma
Why No. 20: Two potential starting quarterbacks transferred from the program. Which was fine with Davis Webb. He finished last season with a strong game against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl, throwing for 400 yards and four touchdowns in a win. The Tech coaches are hoping he keeps it up for the rest of his career. He has three years left. Tech needs to replace its top receiving threat, but there are players ready to make a move. The line brings back four regulars and some help from junior college. The defense, which lost eight starters, will need strong efforts from junior college transfers up front and in the secondary. The Red Raiders have one of the best kickers in the country with Ryan Bustin coming off a record season. The schedule is extremely friendly. The first eight games are winnable. The biggest test in the bunch is a road trip to Oklahoma State. Kingsbury’s career is off to a good start. No reason to think the fun ends here.
No. 21: Southern Cal