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12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET7:30 PM GMT3:30 AM 北京时间12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST, Oct. 10, 2020
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa  Attendance: 13,502

No. 24 Iowa State guarding against letdown vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Iowa State Cyclones

  1. After losing its previous four games to Texas Tech, Iowa State has taken the last four matchups against the Red Raiders, including a 34-24 victory last season. A win by the Cyclones would mark the longest winning streak by either team in the series.
  2. After a 31-21 loss to Kansas State, the Red Raiders are 0-2 to begin conference play for the first time since 2015. That year they opened against No. 3 TCU and No. 5 Baylor.
  3. After SaRodorick Thompson rushed for 100+ yards in Texas Tech's first two games, Xavier White put up 113 yards in the loss to Kansas State, marking the first time since 1998 that the Red Raiders have had a 100-yard rusher in each of the first three games of a season.
  4. Iowa State picked up its first win against Oklahoma in Ames since 1960 after taking down the No. 18-ranked Sooners, 37-30, on Saturday. The Cyclones are 7-11 against ranked opponents under Matt Campbell after going 7-72 in the previous 20 years before his arrival (in 2016).
  5. Breece Hall rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Oklahoma. He is the first Cyclone since Ennis Haywood in 2000 to have three straight 100-yard rushing games to begin a season.

Coming off its first win over Oklahoma in Ames, Iowa, since 1960, No. 24 Iowa State is looking to keep its focus against a visiting Texas Tech team that is trying to find a way to win.

In the last two weeks, Texas Tech (1-2, 0-2 Big 12) dropped an overtime decision to then-No. 8 Texas and then squandered a fourth-quarter lead at Kansas State.

"Internally, there's a lot of belief here and I do believe we got to keep grinding," Texas Tech coach Matt Wells said of the narrow losses. "We've got to keep knocking on that door and at some point that door's going to open and hopefully we don't just stick our little toe in it and stop it."

The Cyclones (2-1, 2-0) are tied atop the conference standings with Kansas State and Oklahoma State after narrow wins the last two weeks at TCU and against the Sooners.

They are 2-0 in league play for the first time since 2002.

Despite the promising start of the Big 12 season, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has harped on the Cyclones having to overcome falling behind by 11 points to Oklahoma.

"If we want to have the ability to become a team that's got the ability to have success down the run here and in the long haul, then we've got to really work on our precision in our detail," Campbell said.

The Cyclones have never lost to the Red Raiders in the Campbell era (4-0). Iowa State is also 11-1 in October since 2017, the most wins by a Power 5 school during that span -- ahead of Alabama (10-0), LSU (10-1), Clemson (9-1).

Iowa State's Big 12 rushing leader Breece Hall ranks third nationally in both rushing yards per game (132.0) and rushing touchdowns (six).

Brock Purdy is the winningest quarterback in Iowa State history against Big 12 opponents. He is 13-5 against conference teams with at least one victory over every member.

The Cyclones will be tested by a Texas Tech offense that is averaging 37.3 points per game, which ranks 21st nationally and third in the Big 12.

Texas Tech's KeSean Carter, a junior, has caught 21 passes for 215 yards and four touchdowns. He leads the Big 12 in receptions per game (7.0) and receiving touchdowns (four).

Xavier White, a sophomore, totaled for 113 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown. Texas Tech has now boasted a 100-yard rusher in each of its three games this season.

"This is a team that's gotten extremely better each week," Campbell said of Texas Tech. "I think it's a really talented football team. Really impressed with certainly everything that we've seen in all three phases -- offense, defense and special teams."

--Field Level Media

Updated October 6, 2020

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