Iowa State football: Ranking the Cyclones’ toughest remaining opponents

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Oct 11, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back

Justin Stockton

(8) scores on a 69 yard run against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the fourth quarter at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

4. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Similar to Kansas, this game doesn’t look as easy now that the Red Raiders have apparently found a running game. Finally. The defense is still a disaster, and Iowa State will likely have to re-enact a shootout in similar fashion to the one they faced against Texas.

This will be the easiest defense that the Cyclones will face statistically, but it’s a potent offense. A cumulative total of over 6,600 yards between Texas Tech and their opponents in seven games is all you need to know about their season.