The Texas Tech Red Raiders need a win to get to even, but right now it could go either way. They and the Iowa State Cyclones are all tied up at 7. Texas Tech’s offense has come from several players so far.
Texas Tech @ No. 24 Iowa State
Current Records: Texas Tech 1-2; Iowa State 2-1
What to Know
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-1 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Iowa State and Texas Tech will face off in a Big 12 battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, the Cyclones have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.
Iowa State decided to play defense against itself last week,
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had a rough outing against the Syracuse Orange two weeks ago, but a little bit of home cooking seems to have fixed things right up. The Yellow Jackets had enough points to win and then some against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday, taking their game 46-27. That result was just more of the same for Georgia Tech, who also won the last time these teams played (Oct. 5 of 2018).
QB Jeff Sims had a stellar game for Georgia Tech as he passed for two TDs and 249 yards on 21 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 64 yards. RB Jahmyr Gibbs was in the mix, too, providing Georgia Tech with two touchdowns.
Louisville’s loss came about despite a quality game from QB Macale Cunningham, who passed for two TDs and 229 yards on 33 attempts in addition to rushing
The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the Duke Blue Devils when the two teams previously met in September of last year, but they didn’t allow Duke the same satisfaction this time around. The Hokies walked away with a 38-31 victory Saturday.
Virginia Tech’s RB Khalil Herbert was on fire, rushing for one TD and 207 yards on 19 carries. Herbert’s longest run was for 60 yards in the fourth quarter. Another playmaker for Virginia Tech was WR Tayvion Robinson, who returned a punt -17 yards to the end zone in the first quarter.
RB Deon Jackson hadn’t helped Duke’s cause all that much against the Virginia Cavaliers last week, but the same can’t be said for this matchup. The losing side was boosted by Jackson, who punched in two rushing touchdowns. That’s the most rushing touchdowns Jackson has had all year.
Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, the Duke Blue Devils can expect to have a real challenge on their hands on Saturday. Duke and the Virginia Tech Hokies will face off in an ACC battle at 4 p.m. ET at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Blue Devils stagger in desperate for their first win of the season.
Duke scored first but ultimately less than the Virginia Cavaliers in their contest on Saturday. Duke lost to Virginia on the road by a decisive 38-20 margin. No one had a standout game offensively for Duke, but they got scores from TE Noah Gray and TE Jake Marwede. One of the most thrilling moments was Marwede’s 55-yard TD reception in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Virginia Tech took care of business in their home opener. They made easy work of the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday and carried off a 45-24
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-4 against the Kansas State Wildcats since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. The Red Raiders are packing up and heading on the road for their first away game this season. They face off against K-State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest.
Texas Tech fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 63-56. Yes, you read that final score correctly. And yes, they were playing football. Texas Tech’s defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of RB SaRodorick Thompson, who rushed for two TDs and 104 yards on 16 carries, and QB Alan Bowman, who passed for five TDs and 325 yards on
The BYU Cougars have the luxury of staying at home another week and will welcome the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at 9 p.m. ET Oct. 2 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Both teams are strolling into their contest after big wins in their previous games.
The Cougars ran circles around the Troy Trojans this past Saturday, and the extra yardage (665 yards vs. 157 yards) paid off. BYU took their game at home with ease, bagging a 48-7 win over Troy. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point BYU had established a 38-7 advantage. QB Zach Wilson had a stellar game for BYU as he passed for two TDs and 392 yards on 29 attempts in addition to punching in two rushing touchdowns. Wilson’s 70-yard touchdown toss to WR Dax Milne in the third quarter made for one of the most memorable moments
It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Texas Longhorns ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Saturday with a 63-56 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. That’s another feather in the cap for Texas, who also won these teams’ last head-to-head.
The game started off well for the Longhorns, whose offense put up 31 first-half points. Texas Tech wasn’t quite able to keep up, and the score was 31-21 heading into the break. Texas let their lead slip in the second half to bring about an overtime, but they still came out alive.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger was on fire, passing for five TDs and 262 yards on 40 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 69 yards. Brenden Schooler’s longest reception was for 27 yards in the fourth quarter. Another playmaker for Texas was DB D’Shawn Jamison, who
Texas Tech inducted former wide receiver Michael Crabtree into its Ring of Honor on Saturday, nearly 12 years after he tore the hearts out of the then-top ranked Texas with his game-winning touchdown catch. A few hours later, the Longhorns returned the favor. Down 56-41 with 3:13 to play, No. 8 Texas reeled off a 22-point comeback that will go down as one of the most incredible endings in the history of this Big 12 rivalry.
It began following a 75-yard SaRodorick Thompson touchdown run that, seemingly, put the Red Raiders in front for good. Texas Tech had been hanging around all day but took a 42-38 lead heading into the fourth quarter and then began pulling away.
Texas Tech, to its credit, was playing well on defense, too. Texas had just 50 yards of offense on 31 plays with three offensive points through the first 26 minutes of the