Texas Tech coach Tommy Tubberville says they are not basing their preparations for Saturday’s game with Iowa State on who may be the Cyclones’ starting quarterback. Jerome Tiller went nearly the entire way in I.S.U.’s victory over U.N.I. after Austen Arnaud went out after the opening series. Arnaud had injured his non-throwing shoulder the week before.

Tubberville says both have their strengths and weaknesses, but it’s still the same offense overall. Tubberville says the Cyclones are not fancy, but are solid and try to make first downs and control the ball. This will be Tech’s first conference road game. They opened league play with a loss at home to Texas.

Tubberville says they have to keep their emotions intact and go out and play the best they can. He says this will be the second road trip and the team seemed to handle it well. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads served as Tubberville’s defensive coordinator at Auburn two years ago. He says Rhoads is a very solid coach and a good motivator who has done a good job as the head coach.