1Q update: Texas Tech 14, Kansas 14

October, 25, 2008
10/25/08
12:52
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Welcome to Memorial Stadium, where defensive stops will be as rare today as anywhere in the Big 12 this season.

Quarterbacks Graham Harrell and Todd Reesing are taking turns riddling opposing secondaries in a wild 14-14 shootout after one quarter.

The two teams have combined for 311 total yards, 15 first downs and 236 yards passing so far.

The difference in the game is Tech's opening "rise" as defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill likes to call them. That three-and-out was the only time that either offense failed to score on its possession and the only punt that has been forced so far.

And with Tech set to receive the ball to start the second half, it gives them the biggest advantage so far.

Kansas has attacked the Tech offense by trying to boost athleticism by switching wide receiver Daymond Patterson to cornerback. But it hasn't helped much yet.

Kansas' pass rush has been slowed after freshman defensive tackle Richard Johnson went down with an injury to his left knee. Johnson hobbled off the field and hasn't been back yet. His injury is critical because he's replacing starter Caleb Blakesley at the position.

Tech walk-on kicker Matt Williams has shown no jitters, converting both extra points with plenty of room to spare.

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