Iowa State won both of their matches against Texas Tech last season (31-13 and 40-31) and is aiming for the same result on Saturday. Iowa State and Texas Tech will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Cyclones don’t have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 7.5-point advantage in the spread.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Jones AT&T Stadium — Lubbock, Texas
- TV: Fox Sports 1
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Iowa State entered their game last week as the heavy favorite, and they fully lived up to expectations. They made easy work of West Virginia and carried off a 38-14 win. RB Breece Hall had a stellar game for Iowa State as he rushed for 132 yards and three TDs on 26 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Hall has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. Hall’s sharp evening set his single-game touchdown high for the season.
Meanwhile, Texas Tech fought the good fight in their overtime matchup but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. It was a hard-fought contest, but they had to settle for a 33-30 loss against Baylor. If the Red Raiders were hoping to take revenge for the 35-24 defeat against Baylor the last time the teams met in November of last year, then they were left disappointed.
Iowa State’s victory lifted them to 4-2 while Texas Tech’s loss dropped them down to 3-3. Two offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Red Raiders come into the contest boasting the 11th most passing yards per game in the league at 322. The Cyclones are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the contest with 311.2 passing yards per game on average, good for 15th best in the nation. We’ll find out if either of these strengths ends up making the difference in the contest.