Texas Tech Scrapes Past Iowa State 24-13 in Ames, Faces OU Next [VIDEO]
For the third time this season, the Texas Tech Red Raider Defense held an opposing offense under 200 total yards en route to a 24-13 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones.
Texas Tech (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) used timely defensive stops and forced four turnovers to shut down Steele Jantz and the Cyclones (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) for 189 total yards in the Big 12 Conference opener for both schools.
Cornelius Douglas had two interceptions and safety Cody Davis intercepted another in the end zone with 57 seconds left to put Iowa State to bed.
The Texas Tech offense struggled most of the first half with the pressure put on Seth Doege and the offensive line. Doege threw two first half interceptions with one taken 87 yards for a touchdown to give ISU a 7-0 lead.
Doege would throw three touchdown passes for 331 yards to lead the unbeaten Red Raiders passed a team which has defeated Tech the past two seasons by a combined score of 93-45.
Doege’s 19-yard TD pass to Eric Ward put Tech up 21-13 with 10:36 left, and Ryan Bustin added a 39-yard field goal with 2:20 to go to make it a double digit lead.
Kenny Williams led Texas Tech in rushing with 15 carries on 80 yards. James White led ISU with 57 yards rushing while quarterback Steele Jantz was 10 of 20 passing for just 73 yards with a touchdown and three picks.
Texas Tech next faces No. 17 Oklahoma in Lubbock for a 2:30pm kickoff at Jones AT&T Stadium. The game will be televised either on ABC.