The Texas Tech Red Raiders are facing off against the Iowa State Cyclones, and are trying to bounce back after a bad loss to West Virginia.
The Red Raiders were ahead of the Mountaineers 35-17, but gave up 29 straight points to lose the game.
Now, Texas Tech is facing off against a hot Iowa State team. The Cyclones are 4-2, and coming off two huge wins in a row, one against Oklahoma and a shutout of Kansas. Iowa State is vying to make a run at the upper tier of the conference. Texas Tech isn’t one of the top three teams in the conference yet, but they’re firmly a good team. A win here solidifies either team as a solid bowl team, and will be another step on their way for bowl eligibility.
Texas Tech-Iowa State game time, details
Time: 11 AM Central Time
Date: October 21st, 2017
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Odds: Texas Tech -6.5
What TV Channel is Texas Tech-Iowa State on?
Texas Tech and Iowa State will be broadcasted on FS1.
How can I watch Texas Tech-Iowa State online?
You can watch Texas Tech and Iowa State online through the Fox Sports Go app.
How can I listen to Texas Tech-Iowa State on the radio?
You can listen to the Red Raider Sports Network on TuneIn.com or locally on 97.3.
Texas Tech-Iowa State preview, three keys to the game
- You have to be aware of the big chess pieces at all times. Where is Joel Lanning? Where is Kyle Kempt? Where is David Montgomery? Where is Allen Lazard? If Texas Tech can shut down these four big pieces, they can beat Iowa State. Lanning, Kempt, Montgomery, and Lazard are the best players on this Iowa State team, and they need to be shut down at every turn. Montgomery can change direction quickly, he needs to be brought down quickly and in the backfield. Kempt cannot be allowed a clean pocket. Lazard cannot get a clean release off the line of scrimmage. Lanning cannot be allowed to do his all-purpose thing. If Texas Tech can be aware and keep these guys in their sights, they will win.
- You’ll be able to hit things out of the backfield, Iowa State isn’t as fast as other teams. Arguably one of the biggest plus spots for this Texas Tech team is its depth at running back. The Red Raiders need to be able to utilize the running backs out of the backfield more often if they’re going to get one over on Iowa State. The Cyclones are disciplined but slower than other Big 12 teams, and this is an area that the Red Raiders can strike.
- Just get a win. Texas Tech needs a win over a solid Big 12 team, and the Iowa State Cyclones are a solid Big 12 team. It’s at home for the Red Raiders, and a bowl berth is within reach. A bowl game also saves Kliff Kingsbury’s job. Texas Tech needs a win here, badly, and if the Red Raiders can get a win, it puts them one step closer.
The post Texas Tech-Iowa State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 game (October 21, 2017) appeared first on Diehards.