A 42-35 win over the Iowa State Cyclones impressed enough to move the Red Raiders up in the polls once again, with the AP Poll putting Tech at No. 16 from the 20th spot last week. They also moved from No. 21 to No. 15 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
The 6-0 start is the first since 2008 and the sixth in history. The win makes Tech the first Big 12 team to become bowl eligible this season. A large part of the credit goes to the offense which recorded 666 total yards with 251 of those rushing, and three of Tech's touchdowns coming from the ground.