The Red Raiders overcame a back-and-forth first half and Iowa State's defense to beat the Cyclones 34-31.

Kingsbury's squad rallied in the second half following a scoreless second quarter, holding Iowa State with a touchedown apiece in the fourth quarter.

The victory gives Kingsbury a 12-12 career record and the team its first come-from-behind win after trailing at halftime.

Player highlights

  • DeAndre Washington’s 27-yard TD catch on Tech’s first offensive drive of the game gave the Red Raiders a 7-0 lead. It marked his first receiving touchdown of the season.
  • Washington gave Texas Tech a 14-0 later in the first quarter when he scored on a 72-yard run. The 72-yard TD run is tied for the ninth longest in school history as Byron Hanspard rattled off a 72-yard TD run against Oklahoma State in 1996.
  • Washington reached 100 yards before halftime and it marked his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season.
  • Senior receiver Bradley Marquez has now caught at least one pass in 40 of 42 career games.
  • Devin Lauderdale’s 82-yard touchdown reception with 4:17 to go in the third quarter gave Texas Tech a 27-24 lead over the Cyclones. The 82-yard TD was the fourth longest touchdown catch in school history and the longest since 1991 when Rodney Blackshear caught a 95-yard touchdown (school record) at Houston.

Texas Tech game notes

  • Texas Tech extended its school record consecutive game scoring streak in the first quarter of today’s game at Iowa State. The streak now stands at 218 games and dates back to to Oct. 25, 1997.
  • With 600 yards of total offense, Texas Tech has now posted 325-plus yards of offense in 39 straight games - the longest active streak in the FBS.
  • Texas Tech recorded 27 first downs - the Red Raiders have now posted at least 20 first downs in 20 of its last 21 games.