Iowa State At Texas Tech Odds: Cyclones Face A New Head Coach in Lubbock

Written By Russ Mitchell on November 12, 2021 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022

The Iowa State at Texas Tech game has a twist. The Cyclones won’t be facing the Red Raiders coach they thought they were going to see Saturday in Lubbock.

Coach Matt Wells is out. Texas Tech named offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie as the interim coach for the rest of the season.

Cumbie’s first game was a 52-21 loss to Oklahoma. The Red Raiders had Saturday off while Iowa State pulled away from Texas 30-7 to stay in the Big 12 Championship Game hunt.

How to watch the Iowa State at Texas Tech

  • What: Iowa State (6-3, 4-2) at Texas Tech (5-4, 2-4 in the Big 12)
  • When2:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX
  • TV: ESPN2

Iowa State is about an 11-point favorite as the weekend approaches. The late-afternoon road game should give fans back in Iowa time to sign up for a great college football offer at DraftKings Sportsbook in Iowa.

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Iowa State at Texas Tech odds

The Red Raiders already named their head coach for next year. Baylor associate head coach Joey McGuire is in Lubbock and will take over the program once the current season ends.

Texas Tech gave Houston its only loss with a 38-21 win in the season opener, but the team isn’t bowl-eligible yet. Iowa Stae coach Matt Campbell credited Tech players for dealing with a midseason coaching change.

“We know we’ll get their best shot. We know there’s really good coaches and a really good staff down there. I think there’s really good players on that football team who really believe.”

2021-2022 bowl game projections

The Big 12 Conference backloaded its best matchups for the end of the season, so a handful of key games should shuffle the bowl pecking order over the last three weeks. The Cyclones are still behind Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor for the Sugar Bowl and Alamo Bowl spots.

Fans who want to bet on the Cyclones in a bowl game will officially learn the Iowa State destination on Sunday, Dec. 5.

That’s when the College Football Selection Committee names the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl semifinalists, plus the New Year’s Six bowls (Rose, Sugar, Peach and Fiesta).

Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29 in Orlando)

  • Jerry Palm at CBS — vs. North Carolina State
  • Mark Schlabach at ESPN — vs. Pitt
  • Steven Lassan at Athlon Sports — vs. Pitt
  • Erick Smith at USA Today — vs. Wake Forest
  • Stewart Mandel at The Athletic — vs. Pitt
  • College Football News — vs. Clemson

Texas Bowl (Jan. 4 in Houston)

  • Kyle Bonagura at ESPN — vs. Auburn
  • Bill Bender at Sporting News — vs. Arkansas

Beyond Iowa State at Texas Tech — Big 12 odds

11 a.m. games

  • No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 13 Baylor (Fox)
  • West Virginia at Kansas State (FS1)

2:30 p.m. game

  • Iowa State at Texas Tech (ESPN2)

Night games

  • Kansas at Texas (6:30 p.m. ESPNU)
  • TCU at No. 10 Oklahoma State (7 p.m. Fox)

CFB odds from other top 25 games

Friday, Nov. 12

  • No. 5 Cincinnati at South Florida (6:30 p.m. ESPN)

Saturday Nov. 13

11 a.m. games

  • New Mexico State at No. 2 Alabama (SEC Network)
  • No. 6 Michigan at Penn State (ABC)
  • Mississippi State at No. 17 Auburn (ESPN)
  • Northwestern at No. 18 Wisconsin (ESPN2)
  • No. 24 Utah at Arizona (1 p.m. Pac-12 Network)

2:30 p.m. games (unless noted)

  • No. 1 Georgia at Tennessee (CBS)
  • No. 19 Purdue at No. 4 Ohio State (ABC)
  • Minnesota at No. 20 Iowa (BTN)
  • Southern Miss at No. 23 UTSA (ESPN+)
  • Maryland at No. 7 Michigan State (3 p.m. Fox)

6:30 p.m. games (unless noted)

  • No. 11 Texas A&M at No. 15 Ole Miss (6 p.m. ESPN)
  • No. 9 Notre Dame at Virigina (ABC)
  • No. 16 North Carolina State at No. 12 Wake Forest (ACC Network)
  • No. 25 Arkansas at LSU (SEC Network)

9:30 p.m. games

  • Washington State at No. 3 Oregon (ESPN)
  • Nevada at No. 22 San Diego State (CBS Sports Network)
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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