Coach Charlie Weis, who's been urging people to attend his Kansas team's games, was left marveling at the ones who decided to stick around.
No. 20 Texas Tech scored 54 unanswered points and routed the Jayhawks 54-16, extending their winless streak in the Big 12 to 22 games, or, as Weis kept reminding everyone all week, 1,063 days.
''If I were at the game, I probably would have left, too,'' Weis said. ''They should get combat pay for just sticking around to the end.''
Two years ago, the last time Kansas hosted Texas Tech, the Jayhawks raced to a 20-0 lead late in the first quarter, only to see the Red Raiders reel off 45 points and put the game out of reach by the third quarter.
This time, Kansas grabbed an early 10-0 lead. Quickly this lead disappeared, too, and really by halftime it felt as though the game had already been decided.
''We're going to have to critically evaluate everything that happened,'' Weis said. ''From the coaching and play calling on one end, to performance...