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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(4-2) Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 10:00 am EST
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Texas Tech -7
NCAA Betting Total: 67.5
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Texas to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders in week eight. The Cyclones are riding a two game win streak, while the Red Raiders lost last week on the road.
The last time the Cyclones and Red Raiders played each other was last season. The Cyclones blew apart the Red Raiders, 66-10. The 56 point victory came at home last year for Iowa State.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State is suddenly one of the top teams in the Big 12. After beating the Oklahoma Sooners on the road two weeks ago, 38-31, Iowa State has been solid. winners of two in a row.
Most recently beating down the Kansas Jayhawks, 45-0 in Iowa. Backup quarterback Kyle Kempt has played well since taking over the starting job two weeks ago. He finished with 122 yards and one touchdown in last weeks win.
The defense has played well this season for Iowa State. Last week they shut out the Jayhawks, and held them to 106 total yards of offense. Impressive, even against Kansas.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech entered last weeks game ranked 24th in the country. This week they will start unranked. The Red Raiders could have a bit of a hangover from last weeks loss.
Texas Tech went on the road last week against West Virginia and played great through three quarters. The Red Raiders led 35-24 heading into the fourth quarter, then imploded. Giving up 22 points in the fourth quarter. Losing, 35-24.
The defense looked terrible in the fourth quarter. If the Red Raiders look like that again this week, they will be looking at another loss. Texas Tech allowed 396 total yards in the loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ISU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
- Over is 11-5 in ISU last 16 games overall.
- Over is 11-5 in ISU last 16 conference games.
- TTU are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 conference games.
- Over is 21-8 in TTU last 29 games in October.
- Over is 18-7 in TTU last 25 games as a favorite.
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Texas Tech is going to score points, but will they have enough in the tank to finish the job this week? The defense has played good for Texas Tech, but the Cyclones have played better.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State +7. Free ATS final score pick provided below!
Iowa State is 2-1 in conference play this season. Seems to me like the change at quarterback has put new life into the Cyclones program the past few weeks. Expect their play to continue to get better.
Texas Tech seems to always find a way to get ranked between 20 and 25, then get demolished by a conference foe. Only to lose their ranking and go to a low level bowl game. The pattern will start again this week with another loss. Take Iowas State on the road for the win.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 28 – Texas Tech 27
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