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AMES, Iowa -- On paper, a trip to Iowa State would seem to be exactly what Texas Tech needs to get its wobbly season on track.In reality, playing the Cyclones on the road might not be that easy.Texas Tech (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) has lost five of its last six games, including a heartbreaker to Oklahoma State last week, and needs to win out to earn a bowl bid.But while Iowa State (2-8, 1-6) has also struggled in the Big 12, the matchups and the weather could give the Cyclones an edge.Iowa State rediscovered its running game in last weeks 31-24 win over the Jayhawks, rushing for a season-high 234 yards, and the Red Raiders have the worst rush defense in the league.Texas Tech also leans as much on its passing game as any team in the country, leading the Big 12 with 580 yards a game despite ranking last with just 105 of those on the ground.The reasons that might be such a big deal?The forecast for Saturday doesnt look promising, with temperatures in the low 40s and winds gusting up to 30 mph.Youve got to be ready to play wherever they place the ball down at whatever time. Youve got to be kind of trained for whatever. And whatever we end up, whatever the weather ends up doing, be ready to compete, Texas Techs Luke Stice said.Here are some of the main keys to follow as Tech looks to stay in the postseason picture:MAHOMES VS. THE CLONESTexas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 4,247 yards, far and away tops in the nation. But Iowa State ranks second in the Big 12 in passing defense, although to be fair part of that is because its also allowing 5.1 yards per carry. Still, only Baylor and Oklahoma have fewer yards per completion than the Cyclones in the league. When you look at their record its not indicative of how good a team they are. I think you look at the scores, theyve had teams beat and lost some close, tough games, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said.IOWA STATES IMPROVEMENTChanging Iowa States culture has always been more of an emphasis in 2016 than winning and losing for first-year coach Matt Campbell. But after dropping four Big 12 games by 10 points or fewer, the Cyclones were finally able to see their hard work pay off with a win last week. I still dont think weve played 60 minutes of our best football, Campbell said. I know its never going to be perfect. But there are things we can continue to control and continue to get better at, and we need too.HARGERS MOMENTFifth-year senior Mitchell Harger, a walk-on, unexpectedly spent a series as Iowa States lead back and rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Itll likely be the highlight of Hargers career after five years spent largely in the background. Just to have that moment, the touchdown...Id do it a million times over again, Harger said.THE SERIESIowa State and Texas Tech became new rivals when the Big 12 formed two decades ago. Its been a relatively lopsided series, with the Red Raiders coming out on top in 11 of 14 meetings. But the Cyclones beat Tech and Kingsbury, then the Red Raiders quarterback, 31-17 in 2002.HE SAID ITYou want to get to a bowl game. You dont want these two weeks to be your last two weeks of the season. I mean, we went through a lot together on this team, Mahomes said.---More college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org Grey Air Max 2018 . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Mens Air Max 2018 Grey . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. http://www.wholesaleairmaxsale.com/ .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. Wholesale Air Max 2018 Free Shipping . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. 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LONDON -- Liverpool drew 1-1 with Tottenham in its third straight away game to open the Premier League season after conceding a second-half equalizer by Danny Rose on Saturday.James Milner capped a dominant first-half display by Liverpool by converting a 43rd-minute penalty after Roberto Firmino was tripped by Erik Lamela.Rose preserved Spurs unbeaten start to the season by scoring from one of his teams rare sights on goal, striking a slightly mis-hit shot inside the near post in the 72nd after Lamela flicked on Eric Diers right-wing cross.Tottenham has five points from three games, one more point than a Liverpool side that has played all of its matches away from Anfield while the club completes the rebuilding of the Main Stand.Liverpool hosts Leicester at Anfield on Sept. 10.It seems a long time since weve been there, it was a tough start as well, Milner said, referring to games against Arsenal, Burnley and Spurs. Three points from four games -- we probably could have had more.Both Tottenham and Liverpool have been tipped to challenge for the top four this season, but Spurs arent yet showing the kind of form that almost took them to the title last season.Tottenhams winless run against Liverpool extended to eight league games -- dating back to 2012 -- and they couldnt handle the pace and energy of the visitors sprightly forwarrd line in a frenetic, entertaining first half at White Hart Lane.ddddddddddddSadio Mane was a constant menace, bringing three last-ditch tackles on him from Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the sweeper-keeper role and having a goal disallowed near the hour mark for a narrow offside, which would have made it 2-0.Firmino -- a midfielder playing up front -- also found pockets of space and from one situation he got in front of Lamela, who clipped the Brazilians heel and gave away a penalty.Milner sent Vorm the wrong way from the spot.By that time, Tottenham right back Kyle Walker had been substituted because he was feeling unwell, forcing a reshuffle with Dier going from center midfield into defense, and Liverpool deserved its halftime lead.Liverpool started the second half better, too, with Premier League debutant Joel Matip glancing a header against the crossbar from a corner, only for Spurs to equalize against the run of play.Rose didnt hit his shot cleanly but it crept inside the post, leaving Liverpool without a clean sheet so far this season.Liverpool are a team who want to play and win titles, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. 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