Texas Tech’s Tevin Madison intercepts a pass intended for Iowa State’s D’Vario Montgomery during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, October 10, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas.
Conversely, Iowa State’s defense is ranked second in the Big 12 with 14 sacks.
But those two weren’t the only ones getting to stretch their legs in play, The Red Raider offense would see from all three quarterbacks including red-shirt sophomore Nic Shimonek.
With 1 Wins and 2 Losses, Iowa State Cyclones gained 363.3 total yards on an average including 179.9 passing yards (with 29.4 passing attempts having completion percentage of 53.4) and 183.4 rushing yards per game.
Texas Tech looks to get its first victory over a conference opponent after dropping its first two Big 12 contests to TCU and Baylor.
Texas Tech’s offense functions at its highest efficiency when rattling off plays of 10 or more yards.
Warren is the first Cyclone back to eclipse 200 rushing yards since Ennis Haywood in 2001 and already has established a single-season freshman record with 574 yards this season.
Although the Red Raider defense did give up nearly 500 yards in the game, three timely interceptions helped Tech pull away from the Cyclones. So far in this season Iowa State Cyclones has 28.3 scored compared to Texas Tech Red Raiders’s 32.6. The two play 41 yard drive took just 26 seconds.
Halftime, Texas Tech 38 Iowa State 21.
It was at this time that Texas Tech returned to their first half form and commenced phase 2 of operation Iowa State onslaught. Iowa State’s quarterback passed for 139 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Scoring 21 unanswered points Texas Tech opened up a 59-24 lead that was highlighted by a litany of big plays.
Sophomore running back Justin Stockton was the team’s leading rusher with 101 yards on the day, half of which came on a 54-yard touchdown run. The drive covers 75 yards in 2:15. Back-up quarterback Davis Webb entered the game and took over right where Mahomes left off, connecting with Jonathon Giles for 21 yards and a touchdown.
As always, tell us what you thought of the game. QB Joel Lanning who came in to replace Sam Richardson found the endzone from 3 yards out to give Iowa State some pride points, but the game was beyond out of reach for the Cyclones, and ended a few snaps later.
Patrick Mahomes will be on his “A-game” against Iowa State, he’s faced adversity in last two weeks and shown that he is a fighter.