Texas Tech (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) at Iowa State (4-6, 1-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FS1)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Iowa State by 3 1/2.
Series record: Texas Tech leads 12-8.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Texas Tech is looking to become eligible for a second straight bowl, this time under first-year coach Joey McGuire. To do that, the Red Raiders must win in Ames for the first time since 2014. It will be a tough task for the last-place Cyclones to extend their school-record bowl streak to six. They must win this game and next week's matchup at first-place TCU.
Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough vs. Iowa State defense. Shough last week started for the first time since the opener and played a strong all-around game in leading the Red Raiders past Kansas. Shough will get the start against the Cyclones, and his ability to run when a play breaks down presents a challenge for the Big 12's top defense.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Texas Tech: LB Jesiah Pierre is coming off his best game since transferring from Florida two years ago. He had career highs of seven tackles and two sacks and forced a fumble. He has 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss the last two games.
Iowa State: DE Will McDonald is well off his double-digit sack pace of the previous two seasons but still has a chance to become the Big 12's all-time leader. He needs one more to tie Aaron Hunt, who had 34 sacks for Texas Tech from 1999-2002.
FACTS & FIGURES
Weather will be a factor. The forecast calls for temperatures falling into the teens after dark with a gusty northwest wind. ... Texas Tech has lost six straight road games. ... Red Raiders are going for consecutive wins in Big 12 play for the first time since October 2018. ... Iowa State is allowing an average of 6.5 points and 108.6 yards in second halves. ... The Cyclones' six Big 12 losses are by a total of 34 points. ... Hunter Dekkers' 3.27% interception rate for Iowa State is highest among FBS quarterbacks with at least 350 pass attempts, according to Sportradar. His 13 picks are tied for most in the nation.
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