"Why Texas Tech Might Win: Texas is ninth in the nation in pass efficiency defense and it’s allowing just 192 yards per game. There’s a reason; the defense hasn’t faced anyone outside of the state of Oklahoma that can throw. " "Why Texas Might Win: Besides just being dead-calm flat, how did Texas Tech get blown away by Iowa State? Three turnovers were a problem, and the problems on third down didn’t help, but the Red Raiders lost because they were steamrolled over. The Cyclones dominated on the offensive line, paving the way for 368 yards and four scores with two backs going over the 100-yard mark and quarterback Jared Barnett rumbling for 92 yards. "