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Takeaways: Kingsbury previews Iowa State on RRFWKK

... Kingsbury said he was proud of the team's effort in Stillwater but said the Red Raiders need to learn how to finish.

... "We haven't won all these games but they've played hard, they've played to win. They're believing every week that we can get it done. That's a step in the right direction, we just have to finish."

... Kingsbury praised Bailey Smith for how he competed against Oklahoma State. "He's a scrappy young man."

... Kingsbury said it was "great to see" Luke Stice "make some big plays" for the Red Raiders against the Pokes.

... "Hopefully we'll have a couple of those bodies back (at running back)" on Saturday.

... Kingsbury thought Tony Romo's statement was "awesome." "I actually read some of it to our team because he made some incredible points about leadership and what it means to play football."

... Kingsbury said the Red Raiders "need to start faster" against Iowa State. "You've got to take momentum out of the crowd and score quickly."

... What does Kingsbury want for Christmas? "A bowl bid."

... Kingsbury said he's a "big dressing guy," especially the kinds that have ground beef. His favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pecan pie.

... Will Texas Tech ever hold a spring scrimmage in the Metroplex? "I think we may be headed that way, but we'll see. I think we may get there at some point."

... Kingsbury said he met Matt Campbell when Kingsbury was at Houston and Campbell was the offensive coordinator at Toledo.