I won't try to add to these numbers as it appears that Dominic Jones does a lot of the heavy lifting as far as returns are concerned for Minnesota, and according to the numbers he's pretty good. As far as Tech is concerned, I've never understood why your starting running back, Shannon Woods, and a wide receiver who barely weighs 170 are returning kickoffs. I wouldn't mind seeing L.A. Reed or Batch or Britton returning kickoffs. Amendola has been solid, but not spectacular all year returning punts.
|Texas Tech||Alex Reyes||42||1897||45.2|
|Texas Tech||Danny Amendola||38||340||8.9||0|
|Texas Tech||Keith Toogood||61||3825||37|
|Texas Tech||Alex Trlica||11||670||1|
|Texas Tech||Shannon Woods||15||278||18.5||0|
|Texas Tech||Eric Morris||12||201||16.8||0|
|Texas Tech||L.A. Reed||2||30||15||0|
|Texas Tech||Alex Trlica||14||20||70.0||49|
As far as an advantage is concerned, give me Tech, slightly, but only because I think that the Tech kickers (Trlica, Toogood and Reyes) have a statistical advantage over Minnesota's kickers.
ADVANTAGE: Texas Tech