September 29, 2012; Ames, IA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jack Amaro (22) dives for the end zone against the Iowa State Cyclones in the second quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State: Bold Predictions

 

No. 20 Texas Tech puts their perfect 5-0 record on the line tomorrow against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. The Cyclones, under fifth-year head coach Paul Rhoads, hope to keep their season alive by upsetting a ranked opponent on the road for the fourth consecutive season.

Here’s our Bold Predictions for tomorrow’s game:

Homecoming weekend, undefeated football team, expanded student section. This will be a sold out game, yes or no?

Robert: Not quite. I think the student section eventually fills up, but we’ll also see some empty corners in the upper decks.

Shelby: No. 11 am game…students are going to sleep late or be hungover from Friday night activities.

Austin: Yes.

So far, Tech’s defense allowed a 100-yard rusher just once this season. Over/Under, 100 yards for Iowa State’s Aaron Wimberly?

Robert: Over, but only because of one or two big runs. This defense has already given up a couple of those (49-yard TD run by Texas State).

Shelby: Under. The defense has been on fire.

Austin: Under.

With three colors to choose from (black, white and gray), what uniform combination do the Red Raiders suit up in on Saturday?

Robert: I’ll go black helmets, gray jerseys and white pants.

Shelby: I’m saying gray pants, black jerseys, gray helmet.

Austin: Black hat, black top, white bottoms.

Ryan Bustin is four field-goals away from his own single-season record (17). Will he tie, break, or come up just short of that record in this game? 

Robert: Good grief I hope not, but these last two weeks he’s set and tied a personal best with four. I think he does it again and ties his season high, 17.

Shelby: He comes up short.

Austin: No he does not break it this weekend. Just short.

Final score?

Robert: It doesn’t match up with my field-goal prediction, but I’m going to stick with my wildly conservative pick from last week in the hopes that Kliff and Co. blow it out of the water once again. 28-17, good guys.

Shelby: 35-24 Tech.

Austin: 31-21 Tech.

There you have it folks, locked and loaded. Leave your own Bold Predictions in the comments section and we’ll include them when we revisit our predictions on Sunday. Wreck ‘Em!

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