Shape of the Game: Iowa State

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Certainly Iowa State has given Texas Tech some trouble in Big 12 play. Since the conference's formation, the Red Raiders hold a strong but not decisive 6-3 edge, but the Cyclones have won two out of the last three meetings, one of which was a 41-7 bludgeoning in Lubbock two years ago. Clearly, Tech cannot afford to take ISU for granted, and the bet here is they won't.

KEY Iowa State STATSCATEGORYSTATISTICNATIONAL RANKTurnover Margin+.7537Interceptions.25118Fumble Recoveries77Red Zone TD Percentage69%35Yards Per Carry Allowed4.3482Average Kickoff Return Allowed18.1719Sacks Allowed Per Game4121Fumbles Lost11Opponents' third down Conversion Rate45%102Field Goals4-10-- Iowa State and the University of Kansas football teams usually possess similar levels of talent...