Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Red Raiders (+11)
The Iowa State Cyclones (6-3) are en route to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-4). Texas Tech opens as 11-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 59.
The Iowa State Cyclones head into this matchup 6-3 for this season. In their last game, the Cyclones played against the Texas Longhorns and took home the win by a score of 30-7. Brock Purdy connected on 27/38 with 252 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 126.8 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Breece Hall was the rushing leader for the Cyclones with 19 totes for 136 yds (7.2 yds per attempt). Overall, they tallied 73 plays which totaled 476 yards. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up running the ball 34 different times and totaled 175 yds, which is an average of 5.1 yards per carry. In the running game, the Cyclones gave up 104 yds on 35 tries, which is an average of 3.0 yards per rush surrendered. Iowa State relinquished 16 pass completions on 29 tries for a total of 103 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.2%.
The Cyclones have earned 3,902 yards in total for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Iowa State has compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times. Iowa State has earned 193 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 42 infractions for 322 yds. As a team they're averaging 178.2 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 50th in college football. Regarding scoring points, the Iowa State Cyclones are sitting at 31.9 points per outing.
Regarding yards through the air, the Cyclones are allowing 1,625 yards which ranks them 24th in the nation. They are conceding 180.6 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.2%. In total, they are surrendering 282.4 yards per game which puts them 18th in college football. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up an average of 3.1 yards per tote and 101.9 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 917 running yards through 9 contests. The Cyclones rank 26th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 18.2 PPG.
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The Red Raiders head into this game 5-4 for this season. For their last game, the Red Raiders took a defeat with a final score of 52-21 against the Oklahoma Sooners. Donovan Smith (1 TD) finished the game with 192 yds on 17/22 through the air while his quarterback rating was 156.5. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 8.7. Xavier White carried the football 10 times for 42 yds, finishing the game with 4.2 yds per carry for Texas Tech. Texas Tech ran for 3.3 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 104 yds on 32 carries. The Red Raiders finished with 373 yards on 66 plays (5.7 yds per play). The Red Raiders pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 80.0%, surrendering 469 yds on 28 out of 35 through the air. Texas Tech gave up 20 attempts on the ground for 72 yards (3.6 yards per carry).
Regarding putting points on the board, the Red Raiders rank 35th in D-1 scoring 32.8 points per contest. For the year so far, the Red Raiders have compiled 2,425 passing yards as well as holding an average of 269.4 throwing yards per game, which ranks 29th in college football. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 431.0 yards per game, which ranks them 39th in Division 1. The Texas Tech offense has totaled 391 penalty yds on 46 violations, which has them ranked 104th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Texas Tech has conceded a total of 1,285 rushing yards (142.8 yards/game) as well as 14 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have given up 22 touchdowns through the air in addition to 259.8 yards per outing, which has them ranked 119th in the nation. The Red Raiders defense has taken the field for 589 plays, which ranks 51st in college football. The Red Raiders are conceding 33.0 points per contest, which puts them 121st in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 297 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones -11
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