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AMES, Iowa -- On paper, a trip to Iowa State would seem to be exactly what Texas Tech needs to get its wobbly season on track. Cheap Uruguay Jerseys .In reality, playing the Cyclones on the road might not be that easy.Texas Tech (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) has lost five of its last six games, including a heartbreaker to Oklahoma State last week, and needs to win out to earn a bowl bid.But while Iowa State (2-8, 1-6) has also struggled in the Big 12, the matchups and the weather could give the Cyclones an edge.Iowa State rediscovered its running game in last weeks 31-24 win over the Jayhawks, rushing for a season-high 234 yards, and the Red Raiders have the worst rush defense in the league.Texas Tech also leans as much on its passing game as any team in the country, leading the Big 12 with 580 yards a game despite ranking last with just 105 of those on the ground.The reasons that might be such a big deal?The forecast for Saturday doesnt look promising, with temperatures in the low 40s and winds gusting up to 30 mph.Youve got to be ready to play wherever they place the ball down at whatever time. Youve got to be kind of trained for whatever. And whatever we end up, whatever the weather ends up doing, be ready to compete, Texas Techs Luke Stice said.Here are some of the main keys to follow as Tech looks to stay in the postseason picture:MAHOMES VS. THE CLONESTexas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 4,247 yards, far and away tops in the nation. But Iowa State ranks second in the Big 12 in passing defense, although to be fair part of that is because its also allowing 5.1 yards per carry. Still, only Baylor and Oklahoma have fewer yards per completion than the Cyclones in the league. When you look at their record its not indicative of how good a team they are. I think you look at the scores, theyve had teams beat and lost some close, tough games, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said.IOWA STATES IMPROVEMENTChanging Iowa States culture has always been more of an emphasis in 2016 than winning and losing for first-year coach Matt Campbell. But after dropping four Big 12 games by 10 points or fewer, the Cyclones were finally able to see their hard work pay off with a win last week. I still dont think weve played 60 minutes of our best football, Campbell said. I know its never going to be perfect. But there are things we can continue to control and continue to get better at, and we need too.HARGERS MOMENTFifth-year senior Mitchell Harger, a walk-on, unexpectedly spent a series as Iowa States lead back and rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Itll likely be the highlight of Hargers career after five years spent largely in the background. Just to have that moment, the touchdown...Id do it a million times over again, Harger said.THE SERIESIowa State and Texas Tech became new rivals when the Big 12 formed two decades ago. Its been a relatively lopsided series, with the Red Raiders coming out on top in 11 of 14 meetings. But the Cyclones beat Tech and Kingsbury, then the Red Raiders quarterback, 31-17 in 2002.HE SAID ITYou want to get to a bowl game. You dont want these two weeks to be your last two weeks of the season. I mean, we went through a lot together on this team, Mahomes said.---More college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org Cheap USWNT Jerseys . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Cheap Wales Jerseys . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. http:///...ayern-munich-jerseys .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona.Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right hip, ending his chances of pitching this season for Texas. Lewis says he has been dealing with hip pain during his comeback from surgery last year to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. The repaired elbow has felt good, but Lewis said Tuesday the hip problem has progressed to affecting his mechanics. Lewis, the teams most successful post-season pitcher, had been pitching in rehabilitation games. Cheap Australia Jerseys. He had been expected to possibly be in the Rangers rotation in the next couple of weeks. After his elbow surgery last year, the Rangers gave him a $2 million, one-year deal for 2013. General manager Jon Daniels says the team would "absolutely" like to have him back. ' ' '
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