Free College Football Picks Today: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Iowa State University Cyclones (4-6, 1-6 Big 12) and their superb passing defense welcome the Texas Tech University Red Raiders (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) and their powerful aerial offense at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. The Cyclones are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 47.5.

Texas Tech is coming off a convincing 43-28 win over Kansas at Jones AT&T Stadium last Saturday. Tyler Shough threw for 246 yards and a touchdown. He also ran 12 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. Xavier White caught four passes for 70 yards.

Iowa State lost 20-14 to Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium last Saturday. Hunter Dekkers was 28 of 42 for 274 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions. Cartevious Norton carried 17 times for 49 yards. Xavier Hutchinson hauled in 10 receptions for 106 yards.


The Red Raiders won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 41-38 victory in November. Donovan Smith threw three touchdowns for Texas Tech. Brock Purdy tossed three touchdowns for Iowa State, as Breece Hall added three TDs (2 rush, 1 rec).


The Red Raiders are averaging 33.8 points per game for the season, 31st in FBS, and they are facing a Cyclones defense that has surrendered 16.7 PPG (9th). Meanwhile, Iowa State has scored 21.8 points a game this season, 107th in the nation, and Texas Tech is allowing 29.6 PPG (97th).

The Red Raiders rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (311.3, 12th), while they are 64th in rushing yards (155.6). They will be matching strength against strength through the air, as the Cyclones are 12th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (175.2).

Against the run, Iowa State is 12th (105.2).Iowa State has been one of the nation’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 100.9 yards per game (118th), while ranking 32nd in passing yards (267.6). The Red Raiders are allowing 222.1 passing yards (62nd) and 166.0 rushing yards per game (92nd).


Through 10 games, Donovan Smith has thrown for 12 touchdowns (8 INT) and 150.5 yards per game to lead Texas Tech in passing. In four away games this season, he has three TDs (4 INT) and an average of 143.2 yards passing. SaRodorick Thompson leads the team in rushing with an average of 54.9 yards a game over 10 games.

He has four touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Xavier White is the Red Raiders’ leading receiver with 53.1 yards a game and three TDs. Hunter Dekkers has 17 passing touchdowns (13 INT) with 264.4 yards per game through 10 games to lead Iowa State.

In six home games this season, he has thrown for 12 TDs (6 INT) and an average of 261.7 yards. Jirehl Brock has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 44.5 yards a game through 10 games. He has four total touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving.

Xavier Hutchinson has been a star in the Cyclones’ aerial attack. He has six touchdowns and a 105.9 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


Texas Tech is looking for a first road win this season.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Iowa State (-165)

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