Texas Tech vs. Iowa State
Get your Saturday slate of college football started off with pure chaos. There’s no better way to do that than to watch Texas Tech and Iowa State face each other on national TV. So far this year, these two teams are two of the most unpredictable in the country, but both have shown plenty of upside and potential to be captivating teams to watch.
The last time that Iowa State took the field, the Cyclones ended West Virginia’s college football playoff hopes with a 30-14 win. Playing in Ames, Iowa is dangerous for opposing teams with high aspirations and Texas Tech is trying to make noise in the Big 12. Tech will face Oklahoma next weekend and then the Texas Longhorns the weekend after that. The Red Raiders can’t afford to look beyond their game against Iowa State.
These two teams couldn’t be any more different statistically. Texas Tech is known for its potent offense and its inability to stop an opponents’ offense. Iowa State, on the other hand, has a relatively weak offense but a strong defense. So far this year, Tech is gaining 551.9 yards per game but is giving up 424 yards per game. Meanwhile, the Cyclones are getting just 360.2 yards of offense per game but are holding their foes to 316.7 yards per game.
Texas Tech and Iowa State are both incomplete teams and have notable weaknesses. Both teams could be vastly improved if they played better on one side of the ball. That’ll make this matchup an interesting one. Which team can impose their will and their playing style on this game?
Watch Texas Tech and Iowa State face off at 11:00 a.m. Central Time on ESPN2.