College Football
Iowa State at Texas Tech
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech certainly hasn't forgotten what happened the last time it saw Iowa State jerseys and seeks a much different result when it hosts the Cyclones on Saturday in Big 12 play. Iowa State manhandled Texas Tech 66-10 in a stunning beatdown last season, which represented the most points scored by the Cyclones since a 69-0 victory over Colorado State in 1980.

Iowa State's Joel Lanning tied the school record with five rushing touchdowns in last season's victory, and while the senior still receives playing time at quarterback, his move to middle linebacker has been a success as he leads the team with 64 tackles - including six for losses. Lanning's two-way play fueled the Cyclones' stunning upset of then-No. 3 Oklahoma on Oct. 7, and he recorded 2.5 tackles for losses when the defense allowed just 106 yards in last Saturday's 45-0 rout of Kansas. Texas Tech averages 44.8 points per game and is looking to bounce back from a 46-35 loss to West Virginia in which the Mountaineers scored the final 29 points in a torrid comeback. "I think we're fortunate that the team that we're playing this Saturday demolished us last year," Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said of moving forward at a press conference. "Anybody that was on that sideline and on this roster that was a part of that, that's not one you forget."

TV: Noon ET, FS1. LINE: Texas Tech -6

ABOUT IOWA STATE (4-2, 2-1 Big 12): Fifth-year senior quarterback Kyle Kempt won his first two starts in place of junior Jacob Park (health issues) and has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 465 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Sophomore David Montgomery has rushed for 478 yards and eight TDs, while senior wideout Allen Lazard (30 receptions, 350 yards in 2017) has 200 career catches - one of three current FBS players to reach the plateau. Senior free safety Kamari Cotton-Moya (team-high three interceptions) and junior linebacker Marcel Spears Jr. (52 tackles, two forced fumbles) complement Lanning on the defensive side.

ABOUT TEXAS TECH (4-2, 1-2): Fifth-year senior quarterback Nic Shimonek has recorded five 300-yard passing performances while completing 70.1 percent of his attempts for 2,134 yards and 18 touchdowns against just four interceptions. Senior Justin Stockton (481 rushing yards) has provided a ground presence while junior wideout Keke Coutee is enjoying a standout campaign with 45 catches for 672 yards and six scores. Junior weak-side linebacker Dakota Allen (42 tackles, team-leading two interceptions) is the standout of a defensive unit that ranks sixth nationally in turnover margin (plus-9) while racking up 15 takeaways (eight interceptions, seven fumbles).


1. Texas Tech is 11-4 all-time against Iowa State, including 8-1 at home.

2. Coutee's 86 receiving yards on six receptions versus Kansas was his second-lowest yardage output of the season.

3. The Cyclones announced on Oct. 6 that Park (1,181 yards, nine touchdowns, five interceptions) was taking a leave of absence and then dropped him from the depth chart on Monday.

PREDICTION: Texas Tech 55, Iowa State 50
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Iowa State 4-2 W2 35.7 21.7 2-2 2-0 3-2 0-0 2-1
Texas Tech 4-2 L1 44.8 30.8 2-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2
Last Meeting
Iowa State Texas Tech
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/19/16 TTU 10 ISU 66 608 272 336 306 84 222
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Iowa State J. Park 77.8 285 2 0
Texas Tech P. Mahomes 50.0 219 1 2
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Iowa State J. Lanning 17 171 10.1 5
Texas Tech D. Ward 25 97 3.9 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Iowa State A. Lazard 7 137 19.6 1
Texas Tech K. Coutee 8 115 14.4 1
Touchdowns Player TD
Iowa State J. Lanning 5
Texas Tech K. Coutee 1
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Iowa State J. Park 61.7 1181 9 5
Texas Tech N. Shimonek 70.1 2134 18 4
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Iowa State D. Montgomery 103 479 4.7 8
Texas Tech J. Stockton 72 481 6.7 4
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Iowa State H. Butler 22 372 16.9 3
Texas Tech K. Coutee 45 672 14.9 6
Touchdowns Player TD
Iowa State D. Montgomery 8
Texas Tech K. Coutee 6
Quickchart Matchup
Iowa State Iowa State Off vs  Texas Tech Texas Tech Def
Iowa State 402.3 yards
Texas Tech 430.5 yards
Iowa State 3.5 yards/rush
Texas Tech 3.4 yards/rush
Iowa State 8 yards/attempt
Texas Tech 7.4 yards/attempt
Texas Tech Texas Tech Off vs  Iowa State Iowa State Def
Texas Tech 543.7 yards
Iowa State 356.2 yards
Texas Tech 4.7 yards/rush
Iowa State 3.4 yards/rush
Texas Tech 9.3 yards/attempt
Iowa State 6.8 yards/attempt