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The No. 20 ranked Texas Red Raiders will host the Iowa Cyclones on Saturday.
A week after nearly beating Texas, Iowa State (1-3) will look for this second win of the season against a 5-0 Texas Tech team.
Coverage of the game between Texas Tech and Iowa State will begin at 12:00 pm ET from jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX.
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The Odds: The Texas Tech Red Raidres are a 14.5 point favorite against the Iowa State Cyclones. The over/under for this game is 56.5 total points.
Will Texas Tech move to 6-0 or will Iowa State pull off the upset this week?
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Iowa State won't quit. Every game might be close, making each potential loss tougher, every play, every drop, every call more magnified. The Cyclones wouldn't want it any other way, but eventually they would like something to go their way
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The Cyclones are disciplined and play tremendous defense to stay in games. Iowa State is third in the Big 12 in penalty yardage and hold a +3 turnover margin. The defense is led by senior linebacker Jeremiah George who is second in the Big 12 averaging 10 tackles per game.
Certainly Iowa State has given Texas Tech some trouble in Big 12 play. Since the conference’s formation, the Red Raiders hold a strong but not decisive 6-3 edge, but the Cyclones have won two out of the last three meetings, one of which was a 41-7 bludgeoning in Lubbock two years ago. Clearly, Tech cannot afford to take ISU for granted, and the bet here is they won’t.
The Red Raiders must slow down Iowa State's rush attack and force the Cyclones into a one-dimensional offense.
Texas Tech has multiple running backs who are talented enough to rush for 100 yards on any given day. Going into Saturday, the rushing attack had not shown that potential. Three of them broke loose Saturday. In all, Texas Tech rushed for 251 yards, some 139 yards more then it averaged in the previous five contests.
Texas Tech’s win over Iowa State was a strange one. In many areas, the Red Raiders were utterly dominant. In others, they were very good. But on special teams, they were borderline incompetent. This week’s report card reflects Tech’s schizophrenia.
Davis Webb threw for over 400 yards and three scores in his first collegiate start and the defense dominated once again to move Texas Tech to 6-0 overall, 3-0 in the Big 12 for the first time since 2008.
Texas Tech fans should take a moment and truly appreciate the explanation defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt, who could run for mayor right now, gave for the play of the defensive line this season.
Much of the talk around Lubbock this week has centered on Texas Tech's quarterback situation. And why not? It makes for great discussion. Any one of three quarterbacks could end up trotting out with the starting offense and the other two could also see the field Saturday. As long as the same Tech defense shows up it shouldn't matter.
Texas Tech wants to air it out and the Red Raiders have done that but perhaps it is time to ground it out. With a top 10 defense and a quarterback situation in flux, a healthy running game could be the key to the remainder of the season.
Texas Tech verbal commit Jahshawn Johnson (No. 73 corner back) makes plays all over the field and Scout.com got a closer look at what makes this big time player from the Ennis (Texas) defense one of the more dynamic prospects in the 2014 class.