[3:35 PM] Texas Tech @ Iowa State

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-6)

@ Iowa State Cyclones (2-8)


Texas Tech, coming off a heartbreaking 45-44 home loss to Oklahoma State, must win its final two games on the road to become bowl eligible for the second straight year. First up for the Red Raiders is a trip north to chilly Iowa State on Saturday afternoon.

Junior quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, despite playing much of the season with a sore throwing shoulder, still leads the nation in passing yards (4,247), passing yards per game (424.7) and total offense per game (449.8) and also has rushed for 293 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has completed 340-of-509 passes (66.8 percent) while throwing 34 touchdown passes and just eight interceptions with sophomore wide receiver Jonathan Giles (65 catches, 1,076 yards, 12 TDs) serving as his top target.

The Cyclones rallied from an early 11-point deficit to win their first Big 12 game of the season and also the first under head coach Matt Campbell, beating Kansas 31-24 last week. Freshman running back David Montgomery, taking over for reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year Mike Warren (sprained ankle), had a monster game against the Jayhawks, rushing for 169 yards on 24 carries, and is listed as No. 1 on the depth chart this week despite leaving the game with an undisclosed injury.

Junior wide receiver Allen Lazard had a career-high 10 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown at Kansas and is now third in school history with 159 career receptions while cornerback Jomal Wiltz picked off the second pass of his Cyclones career and finished with six tackles.

Texas Tech has been flagged for just eight penalties for a total of 34 yards over its last three games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick