Texas Tech (5-5, 3-4 Large 12) at Iowa State (4-6, 1-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FS1)
Iowa State by 3 1/2.
Collection report: Texas Tech leads 12-8.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Texas Tech is trying to grow to be eligible for a second straight bowl, this time below first-year coach Joey McGuire. To do this, the Crimson Raiders should win in Ames for the primary time since 2014. It will likely be a tricky process for the last-place Cyclones to increase their school-record bowl streak to 6. They have to win this sport and subsequent week’s matchup at first-place TCU.
Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough vs. Iowa State protection. Shough final week began for the primary time for the reason that opener and performed a powerful all-around sport in main the Crimson Raiders previous Kansas. Shough will get the beginning towards the Cyclones, and his capacity to run when a play breaks down presents a problem for the Large 12’s prime protection.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Texas Tech: LB Jesiah Pierre is coming off his finest sport since transferring from Florida two years in the past. He had profession highs of seven tackles and two sacks and compelled a fumble. He has 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss the final two video games.
Iowa State: DE Will McDonald is properly off his double-digit sack tempo of the earlier two seasons however nonetheless has an opportunity to grow to be the Large 12’s all-time chief. He wants yet another to tie Aaron Hunt, who had 34 sacks for Texas Tech from 1999-2002.
FACTS & FIGURES
Climate will probably be an element. The forecast requires temperatures falling into the kids after darkish with a gusty northwest wind. … Texas Tech has misplaced six straight street video games. … Crimson Raiders are going for consecutive wins in Large 12 play for the primary time since October 2018. … Iowa State is permitting a mean of 6.5 factors and 108.6 yards in second halves. … The Cyclones’ six Large 12 losses are by a complete of 34 factors. … Hunter Dekkers’ 3.27% interception price for Iowa State is highest amongst FBS quarterbacks with no less than 350 go makes an attempt, in keeping with Sportradar. His 13 picks are tied for many within the nation.
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