Check out the Texas Tech vs. Iowa State fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas Tech (4-6) vs. Iowa State (2-8) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Texas Tech has thrown a ton of points on the board and been involved in shootout after shootout, but the results haven’t been there. Even with the nation’s No. 1 passing offense, the No. 2 overall attack, and the No. 3 scoring O, it hasn’t mattered much losing five of the last six games.
That’s what happens when the defense is giving up 44 points or more seven times this season.
But even with all the issues, and even with the porous defense, the season can still be a success with wins over Iowa State and Baylor to get bowling.
Iowa State’s success will be measured by the improvements over the last few games.
It nailed the two-foot putt against Kansas to finally break a five-game losing streak, and now it gets two home games to close things out. Beat the Red Raiders, and shock West Virginia, and the Cyclones will be going into the offseason with a bit of a buzz.
Helping Iowa State’s cause is a banged up Red Raider team that’s losing parts of the puzzle left and right, taking key players out of the linebacking and running back corps. Can the Cyclones crank up the running game like everyone else has against the awful Texas Tech D?
Iowa State’s running game hasn’t been as good as expected, but that should change this week considering the Red Raiders have allowed 200 rushing yards or more in five of the last six games.
But on the flip side, Iowa State can’t stop the better passing teams.
Patrick Mahomes continues to be on a roll, keeping the team alive in game after game, throwing for 4,247 yards with 34 touchdowns and just eight picks – and he’ll bomb away in Ames.
Which offensive style will win out?
Texas Tech has been really, really, really close in several losses, and now it’ll finally catch a break with another massive day out of Mahomes to offset a 250-yard day from the Cyclone ground attack.
Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Prediction
Texas Tech 48, Iowa State 44
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