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Five questions: What did win over Iowa State mean for Texas football?

Junior linebacker Malik Jefferson said this year's defense has a chance to be the best since he joined the Texas football team three years ago (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AMES, Iowa — Perhaps you might have expected an offensive showcase in Thursday’s Texas-Iowa State game, and with the Cyclones’ heretofore explosive attack and the Longhorns countering with Shane Buechele back in his starting role as quarterback, that expectation was reasonable.

Instead, Texas won the old-fashioned way: it earned it with defense and doing just enough to overcome its own mistakes, posting a 17-7 win over Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in the Big 12 Conference opener for each team.

Buechele, back behind center after missing the past two games with a