Time to move on with undefeated Red Raiders on deck


It’s time to turn the page. Putting more stress on the rewind button to break down last week’s football game won’t change anything.

 Texas Tech is hosting Iowa State’s football team Saturday in Lubbock and they’ll do so as the nation’s 20th-ranked team (Associated Press).

 The Red Raiders are one of six schools – Baylor, Oregon, Florida State, Miami and Louisville are the others – whose scoring offense and scoring defense are ranked in the Top 20 nationally. The Tech scoring defense is 8th-best and the offense is 19th.

 Texas Tech is also undefeated. This week’s game will be the 20th that Paul Rhoads has coached against an undefeated team. Many of those have come early in seasons and during non-conference play. Rhoads’ record in those games is 9-10.

 But, two of the victories came against Big 12 competition.

 The Cyclones won at 15th-rated and undefeated TCU last season in week 5. ISU, of course, also knocked off second-ranked and undefeated Oklahoma State towards the end of the 2011 season.

 This Iowa State team is improving in all areas. Although it hasn’t shown up in the win column, they are getting better per any unbiased observer’s view.

 There is an opportunity for a significant victory this weekend in Lubbock.

 It’s time to start putting energy into that challenge instead of lamenting what occurred last week.