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 on 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, but the team still came out ahead despite their 88 penalty yards. They took their contest against the Oklahoma Sooners 37-30. Iowa State can attribute much of their success to RB Breece Hall, who rushed for two TDs and 139 yards on 28 carries.
Special teams collected 13 points for Iowa State. K Connor Assalley delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
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.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders weren’t able to make up for their defeat to the Kansas State Wildcats from their previous meeting last November. The Red Raiders came up short against K-State Saturday, falling 31-21. Texas Tech hasn’t found any success against the Wildcats since Nov. 14 of 2015, this loss making it five in a row.
RB Deuce Vaughn had a stellar game for K-State as he rushed for one TD and 113 yards on 16 carries in addition to catching three passes for one TD and 81 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Will Howard’s 70-yard TD bomb to Vaughn in the fourth quarter. More help came courtesy of LB Elijah Sullivan, who was good for nine tackles.
A silver lining for Texas Tech was the play of RB Xavier White, who rushed for one TD and 113 yards on 12 carries. White’s
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
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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