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Three Things We Learned: Texas Tech

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NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Iowa State Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

Breece Hall For Heisman

That’s not a hyperbole. Or an overreaction. Of the active players in college football, Breece Hall is second in rushing yards with 531 and is second in rushing touchdowns with eight. Hall has unarguably been the best Cyclone this season, and without him they don’t beat TCU or Oklahoma. Let’s be honest, Iowa State could’ve beaten Texas Tech with Ray Lima at running back, but he still played a huge part in a win with 27 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns.

It’s no longer a surprise when Hall breaks off for a big game, because that’s all he has done this season. At this pace, Hall is going to be the best running back in school history, and I don’t even think the talent level is close.


The Defense is ELITE

At the end of the 3rd quarter, Texas Tech had just 95 yards! That’s unreal. On paper, this unit had the potential to be the best of the Matt Campbell era, but the first few weeks it looked shaky. Ever since the first quarter of the Oklahoma game, the defense has stepped up and looked like the defense we know and love.

The Cyclones were able to suffocate the Red Raiders running attack, holding Xavier White to just 21 yards on seven carries. Despite just two sacks, Iowa State was able to put pressure on Alan Bowman the entire day, holding him to just 13/22 for 97 yards before he got benched.

If the defense keeps accelerating at this rate, the Big 12 should look out.

Matt Campbell is Texas Tech’s Daddy

Name a better combination than white-red-white uniforms with Texas Tech in town. It’s the only funeral in the world where black isn’t recommended. Matt Campbell is now 5-0 against Texas Tech, outscoring the Red Raiders 202-93.

I guess we already knew that Campbell owned Tech, but Saturday just reenforced it. Will Campbell ever lose to Tech? I don’t think so.