A breakdown of how the texas tech Red Raiders and the Iowa State Cyclones match up ahead of their game on October 27th.
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In recent years, the texas tech red raiders and Iowa State Cyclones have been two of the most successful teams in the Big 12 Conference. Both schools have had strong finishes in the conference standings, and they have also had success in bowl games and in the NCAA Tournament. This year, both teams are off to strong starts, and they appear to be headed for another battle for the conference title. Here is a look at how these two teams match up.
Both texas tech and Iowa State have strong offenses this season. The Red Raiders are averaging over 80 points per game, while the Cyclones are averaging just under 80 points per game.Iowa State has the better shooting percentage, as they are shooting over 50% from the field, while texas tech is shooting just under 50%. percent. Both teams are also averaging over seven three-pointers per game.
defense is where these two teams differ most. The Red Raiders are giving up just over 70 points per game, while the Cyclones are giving up nearly 80 points per game.Texas Tech has been much better at defending the three-point shot, as they are allowing opponents to shoot just under 30% from beyond the arc, while Iowa State is allowing opponents to shoot over 40% from three-point range.
The texas tech red raiders come into this game with a 6-1 record and are averaging 34.9 points per game. The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-2 and are averaging 25 points per game. Texas Tech is averaging 451.1 yards per game while Iowa State is averaging 372.3.
Texas Tech’s biggest strength is its defense. The Red Raiders are second in the nation in total defense, allowing just 275 yards per game. They are also second in scoring defense, giving up only 13 points per game. Iowa State’s offense will have its hands full with Texas Tech’s defense, which is led by Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Will Grier.
Offensively, Texas Tech is no slouch either. The Red Raiders are averaging 34 points per game, which is good for fourth in the Big 12. Quarterback Alan Bowman has been great for Texas Tech this season, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns. Bowman has a great group of receivers to throw to, led by T.J. Vasher and Antoine Wesley.
Iowa State’s biggest strength is its offensive line. The Cyclones have one of the best offensive lines in the country, and it has showed this season as Iowa State is averaging over 200 yards per game on the ground. Running back David Montgomery has been great for Iowa State this season, rushing for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. Montgomery will need to have another big game if Iowa State wants to have a chance to beat Texas Tech.
Texas Tech’s struggles this season can be boiled down to a few key areas. The Red Raiders are near the bottom of the Big 12 in turnover margin and free throw percentage, and they have had trouble putting together consistent defensive efforts against good teams.
On the offensive end, Tech has been plagued by turnovers and cold shooting stretches. The Red Raiders are turnover prone, and they have not been able to make up for it with efficient shooting. They are last in the conference in turnover margin and free throw percentage, and their field goal percentage ranks ninth.
Texas Tech’s biggest weakness has been its defense. The Red Raiders are allowing opponents to shoot 46 percent from the field, which is the second worst mark in the conference. They have also been beaten on the glass, as they are allowing opponents to grab nearly 32 percent of available rebounds.
Iowa State is coming into this game with a record of (7-4, 4-3 Big 12). They have been pretty good on the offensive side of the ball this season. They are averaging 33.7 points per game, which is good for second in the Big 12. They are also averaging 474.8 yards per game, which is good for first in the conference. The Cyclones have been pretty good on the defensive side of the ball as well.
-The Red Raiders have one of the best defenses in the nation, ranking second in points allowed per game (13.0) and fifth in yards allowed per game (288.3). They are particularly strong against the pass, holding opponents to an NCAA-low 146.7 passing yards per game.
-Texas Tech also has a potent offense, averaging 36.6 points and 469.8 yards per game. The Red Raiders are led by quarterback Alan Bowman, who has thrown for 3,247 yards and 26 touchdowns this season.
-The Cyclones have a strong defense, ranking ninth in the nation in points allowed per game (16.5). They are particularly strong against the run, holding opponents to just 108.8 rushing yards per game (sixth in the nation).
-Iowa State also has a strong running game, averaging 191.2 rushing yards per game (22nd in the nation). The Cyclones are led by running back David Montgomery, who has rushed for 1,216 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders’ youth and inexperience was on display at times this season, especially in close losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor. Tech also had trouble generating a consistent pass rush, finishing with only 22 sacks, which ranked sixth in the conference.
Iowa State: The Cyclones’ offense sputtered at times during Big 12 play, particularly in a three-game stretch where they averaged only 17 points per game against West Virginia, Oklahoma and TCU. Iowa State also had some trouble taking care of the ball, finishing with a minus-5 turnover margin in conference play.
How the teams match up
Saturday’s game between Texas Tech and Iowa State is a clash of styles. The Red Raiders want to play fast and score points, while the Cyclones want to grind out a win with their defense. Let’s take a closer look at how these two teams match up.
Against the spread
We take a look at how Texas Tech and Iowa State match up, both against the spread and straight up, in advance of their game on Saturday.
The Cyclones have covered the spread in four of their last five games against the Red Raiders, including a 37- 34 win as 14-point underdogs last season.
In the last 10 games between these two teams, the home team has covered the spread just four times. The Cyclones are 3-2 ATS this season, while the Red Raiders are 2-3 ATS.
Straight up, Iowa State has won six of the last 10 games against Texas Tech, including three of the last four.
The Cyclones are 4-1 SU this season, while the Red Raiders are 3-2 SU.
Texas Tech is a 3.5-point favorite over Iowa State, according to the latest VegasInsider.com college football odds. The over-under for the game is 60.5 points. The point spread opened at -3 in favor of the Red Raiders, but has since moved to -3.5.
The Red Raiders are coming off a 49-14 win over Kansas last week, while the Cyclones are fresh off a 31-13 win over Oklahoma State.
In their last five games, Texas Tech is 4-1 against the spread (ATS), while Iowa State is 3-2 ATS.
In conclusion, both Texas Tech and Iowa State have a lot to offer students. They are both large universities with a variety of academic programs. They also have strong athletics programs and are members of the Big 12 Conference. However, there are some differences between the two schools. Texas Tech is a more selective university, and its tuition is slightly higher than Iowa State’s. Additionally, Texas Tech has a higher graduation rate and lower student-to-faculty ratio. Ultimately, the decision of which school to attend should come down to personal preference and which factors are most important to the student.